“I see data and AI changing the world” – Interview with Kim Nilsson, Pivigo

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  In this article, Kim Nilsson,  CEO Pivigo, shares her thoughts on the impact of big data in business and how you can get started with data science. The data scientist profession is currently very high in demand, and it will remain so, at least for the near future. How does one make the leap from Data Analyst to Data Scientist? That is incredibly difficult to answer, because both job titles are so unprecise! I know people I would classify as data scientists work in data analyst roles and vice versa. If we are talking about the transition from “traditional analytics and BI” to “data science” (as in predictive analytics […] Continue Reading

Why Big Data Plays a Crucial Role in the Future of Content Marketing

Guest post by Jessica Cyrus Big data and content marketing are two hot fields that bring a substantial range of benefits to every organization that deploys them. These domains have a solid thing in common, and that is data. Big data uses data to derive meaningful conclusions, and content marketing makes use of those findings to reach potential customers in a meaningful way. They complement each other. While big data gives content marketing the required insights to make if more effective, content marketing reciprocates by contributing to the data pool that big data needs to function. All in all, big data is crucial to content marketing and its future. We have been witnessing how big data is fueling innovation in […] Continue Reading

Why Every Company Needs to Be a Data Company – Interview with Daniel Hulme, Satalia

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  Daniel Hulme, CEO Satalia, shares his thoughts on the importance of becoming a data-driven business and embracing the AI wave. Witnessing the current rate of technological progress, we can’t help but feel that things should happen faster so that our lives can be further improved. What was the most unexpected request so far from a client and how did you solve it? Beyond solving our clients’ problems, some of our larger clients want to be associated with ‘cool’ startups to attract more talent and innovation into their eco-system. It’s a nice role-reversal whereby companies want to demonstrate trust wit their supplier, as opposed to suppliers demonstrating trust by having […] Continue Reading

Why Every Business Owner Must Be Familiar with Big Data

Guest post by Finnegan Pierson. The business world is changing, and big data is now the next big thing. Business owners have been using big data for analytics only, but now most of them have realized the potential of it and are using it for management purposes. However, some entrepreneurs are still apprehensive on whether they should incorporate big data or analytics into their business. Most of them are lagging behind because they lack some management skills in their businesses; these are planning, vision, communication, decisiveness, among others. Nevertheless, the big data revolution is only just beginning and, therefore, to progress, every business owner will eventually need it in their investment. The following salient points show the importance of big data […] Continue Reading

Don’t let hackers crash your success party

Guest post by Prince Kapoor No matter if you are managing a business or an application, solid security is not an option anymore. Businesses who consider security from the very start are able to make more reasonable decisions based on the sensitivity of the data involved. The type of data threats may change over the time, but the basics of data safety remain the same. This article will help you stop hackers from crashing your success party by providing some best practices when it comes to security. These best practices handle the vulnerabilities that could affect your business. Moreover, they will also deal with how you can decrease the risk they impose. So read on! Start with security: From employee personal data to […] Continue Reading

BDW London Conference 2017 Unveils a Wide Range of Topics on the Hottest Technology Trends

The Big Data Week festival is turning 6 years old this October. Always keeping London as main anchor city, and with partner cities all across the globe, from Barcelona through Kuala Lumpur, to Jakarta and São Paulo and back to Spain, in Madrid, the BDW worldwide festival is spreading knowledge, bringing together a community of big data experts and enthusiasts. Presented by Bigstep, the London BDW conference will take place on October 13th, hosted for the third year in a row by the etc.venues stylish and welcoming conference space, at 155 Bishopsgate, right in the heart of London. As it has grown over the previous editions, the London anchor city Conference event is now spinning a more elaborate yarn in […] Continue Reading

6 Key Lessons Learned From WannaCry

Guest post by Tiffany Rowe When the WannaCry ransomware attack quickly spread across hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries, it served as a wake-up call to many IT administrators who might not have understood the seriousness of the malware threat yet. Although the attack was relatively short lived, the lessons that we can take away from the incident are important and vital to any administrator who wants to prevent falling victim to a large-scale attack in the future. 1. Ransomware Is a Serious Concern For many people, in the overall scheme of potentially devastating cyber attacks, ransomware is more of an annoyance than a serious threat. In fact, many individuals who have had their devices encrypted […] Continue Reading

Is Big Data the Secret Ingredient to Startup Success?

Guest post by Finnegan Pierson. Big Data has become a very popular phrase in most workplaces and in smart business circles because it’s a secret ingredient in propelling a startup to success. But how does a startup business utilize the large sets of generated big data and analyze it in such a manner that it becomes beneficial to the company? To answer the question, you ought to understand how Big Data has been used in helping businesses make more informed decisions and hence become more efficient in their daily operations. A company should monitor the changing trends in the data in order to increase traffic and improve sales. Data Driven Success  Although businesses may fall under the same specialty, every company […] Continue Reading

Why Data Analytics Knowledge Is the Key to Career Success

Guest post by Tiffany Rowe If you have read any type of business news in the last few years, you’ve no doubt noticed that “big data” is one of the most important trends in every industry. Every day, millions of bytes of data are collected and stored – data that has the potential to provide keen insights to make businesses run more efficiently and profitably. That is if the data is properly analysed. In fact, some experts have even deemed big data “useless” unless someone has the skills to analyse it and draw conclusions from it. So, while even just a few years ago, the field of data analytics was relatively small, today it’s been called the “sexiest” career field […] Continue Reading

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