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Data Is The New Oil: Untapped

Data in the 21st Century is like Oil in the 18th Century: an untapped, immensely valuable asset. And like Oil, for those who see Data’s fundamental value and learn to extract and use it there will be huge rewards. Let’s take a typical scenario. A hundred person recruitment company wants to hire an experienced consultant for themselves. What do they do? Generally, they will write a job description, give it to HR and start interviewing candidates. If you asked them whether they knew what they were looking for they’d say yes. Kahneman would call this overconfidence. I would call it naïve. The first step in recruiting a candidate five times better than average is defining what five times better than average looks […] Continue Reading

#bdw13 Big Data Week Announce dates for April 2013

Big Data Week is pleased to announce new dates for the 2013 week long festival. We’ll be kicking off on the 22nd April 2013 and running until the 28th April with a mixture of meetups, network events, hackathons and other fun data stuff. This year Big Data Week has partnered with media140 Worldwide, the hugely successful digital and social media community platform, to produce and co-ordinate the weeklong series of activities and events. Big Data Week is one of the most unique global platforms of interconnected community events focusing on the social, political, technological and commercial impacts of Big Data. It brings together a global community of data scientists, data technologies, data visualisers and data businesses spanning six major commercial, […] Continue Reading

#bdw12 – Check out “Data Stories” – Podcast

DATA STORIES is a bi-weekly podcast on data visualization with Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner. Their  first guest on the show is Andy Kirk who is on our all star panel on April 24th for the Big Data week community meetup, also Moritz just came back from Malofiej 20, the Infographic World Summit, and we used the chance to discuss our impressions of the event — the conference, the awards, the workshops and the general vibe. On this show Andy Kirk discusses Big Data week and his involvement with it how he is supporting the event itself and also how data visualisation has exploded over the last two years and interesting debate on the Infographic World summit. LISTEN to the […] Continue Reading

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