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Posts tagged ‘Big Data Week Speaker interviews’

Interview with Charlie Ballard from TripAdvisor

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. Enjoy reading! Why is it important for businesses in your industry to be more data driven nowadays? Especially in the world of travel, where capital investments are high and yet consumers are fickle, it is vital to the survival of any firm to understand as possible everything they can about how demands are shifting across the globe. What are the main challenges a company encounters when trying to leverage their data? The primary challenges always remain: Accessibility: “Do I have the financial and technical resources necessary to get at the data?” Knowhow: “Do I have the experience and skill available to not only access the data, but […] Continue Reading

Interview with Carme Artigas from Synergic Partners

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. Enjoy reading! Why is it important for businesses to be more data driven nowadays? In the past, business decisions were made based on speculations and intuitions that lead to misleading results. Today, thanks to Data Science and Advanced Analytics we rely more on accurate data that makes the business decisions approach from being reactive to becoming predictive. This predictive approach leads to gaining new insights from your business and customers and it gives the possibility of adapting your product or service to what the customer requires making you stand out from your competitors. What are the main challenges a company encounters when trying to leverage their data? […] Continue Reading

Interview with Jonny Voon, Lead Technologist Innovate UK – IoT, Cyber Security and Blockchain

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  Jonny shares his thoughts about the impact of big data in the IoT field, offering a sneak peek into his talk at Big Data in use Conference, where he will cover the challenges that our cities face when it comes to enabling and emerging new technologies. Why is it important for both private and public sector organisations to be more data driven nowadays? Data allows us to understand and rationalize decisions that might be seen as irrational. For example a city deciding to put a pedestrian crossing on a road that causes long traffic delays could use data to help understand the usage of the crossing and vehicle emissions […] Continue Reading

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“You Need to Fall in Love with Data” – Interview with Vojta Rocek, Trologic

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. Vojta shares his thoughts about the importance of changing  mentalities when it comes to data-driven businesses, and about a new culture of decision making. Why is it important for businesses in your industry to be more data driven nowadays? In today’s increasingly complex and dynamic business world, you can’t afford to make decisions based solely on intuition. You need to understand what works and how it works. You need to fall in love with your business data and instill this love to everyone in the company. What are the main challenges a company encounters when trying to leverage their data? People’s mentalities. Around 70 % of the staff usually […] Continue Reading

“Self-Service Data” Approach, the Future of Data Analysis – Interview with Arturo Canales, Telefónica

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  Arturo talks about the challenges and the impact of big data in the telco industry, also offering a sneak peek into his talk at the “Big Data in Use” Conference | Big Data Week 2016. Why is it important for businesses in your industry to be more data driven nowadays? In telco, as almost in any other industry, data is becoming one of the most valuable assets for both companies and individuals. Making a wrong decision can mean a huge difference or impact. This is why decision makers need to be able to access any insight that can be derived by looking at the company data, and understand what is really going on, so they can really […] Continue Reading

“Big Data Innovation Happens at a Tremendous Pace and There Is No Prize for Second Place” – Interview with Harry Powell, Barclays

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  Harry shares his thoughts on Fintech challenges, the impact of big data in the Finance field, also offering a sneak peek into his talk at  “Big Data in Use” Conference | Big Data Week 2016. Why is it important for businesses in your industry to be more data driven nowadays? Finance has always been data-rich and data-driven but the big data technologies have enabled us to use data to deliver an experience and product at a customer level whereas before data was only used to report aggregated information to managers. And if we don’t do it there is a legion of Fintech challengers looking to do it instead. […] Continue Reading