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“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

Interview with Ben Lorica – Chief Data Scientist at O’Reilly Media

This blog post is part of Big Data Week interviews, aimed at speakers in the Big Data Week conference and as well at influencers in the Big Data space. We asked our participants to answer a list of questions based on the main topics of the Big Data Week conference agenda. In this interview we chatted with Ben Lorica, Chief Data Scientist @OReillyMedia and Director of Content Strategy @strataconf. We wanted to get Ben’s view on one of the hop topics of our conference: the data scientist role, but as well his take on domains where Big Data innovation is happening and what 2016 will bring for the data market.

Big Data – 10 Significant Visualisation Developments

Guest Post : Andy Kirk from Visualising Data Andy will be on the panel for Big Data week community meetup on April 24th and as our guest he has allowed us to repost this amazing article he published in December I hope you enjoy and look forward to meeting him at the event. Back in July I published a collection of the 10 most significant visualisation developments from the first half of 2011. These were a very personal view of the most prominent, memorable, significant, progressive and appealing developments of the year so far. As we prepare to bid farewell to 2011 I am now looking back over the latter half of the year with a follow up collection of developments that […] Continue Reading

Analysing the Positive Impact of Decentralized AI on Business and Society

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. We sat down with Daniel Hulme, the CEO of Satalia, a London-based company that provides Artificial Intelligence solutions to solve industries’ hardest problems. He is also the Director of UCL’s Business Analytics MSc, applying Artificial Intelligence to solve business, governmental and social problems. In this interview,  Daniel is discussing how AI and blockchain technologies can be used to reinvent how organisations can operate, as well as how they might one day make companies and countries redundant. Reserve your seat for Daniel’s talk at the upcoming Big Data Week London Conference, on October 5. Get your Early Bird ticket today! 1. Many people understand AI as well as blockchain – independently […] Continue Reading

Looking Towards the Future with Business Analytics

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. We sat down with data strategist and tech leader,  Jen Stirrup, discussing the key differences between BI and BA, the impact of AI on these respective fields, as well as her keynote at Big Data Week London Conference. Reserve your seat for Jen’s talk at the upcoming Big Data Week London Conference, on October 5. Get your Early Bird ticket today! 1. In recent years, organizations have increasingly turned to advanced software solutions to manage workloads, maintain profitability and ensure competitiveness within their respective industries. Business intelligence (BI) software and business analytics (BA) programs are arguably the most widely implemented data management solutions. So, what the key differences are between business intelligence […] Continue Reading

Managing the Internet of Things – Interview with Matthias Schorer, VMware

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  In this article, Matthias Schorer, Leader Business Development Manager, IoT at VMware, shares his thoughts on the impact of big data in business, the AI revolution and how to manage the Internet of Things. There’s a lot of improvement to be expected from a city going smart and everything else the IoT entails. However, concerns may be raised that complete automation leaves systems vulnerable to cyber-attacks. What can you tell us about fail-safe methods and security measures that would earn the trust of the skeptical? It is a misconception that gathering information makes systems more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The gathering of data itself isn’t the problem, but the inherently unsafe IoT […] Continue Reading

Machines can free humans to do more creative work – Interview with Dagmara Lacka, Boldmind

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  In this article, Dagmara Lacka, Boldmind Founder & CEO, shares her thoughts on the positive changes advancements in IoT and big data are bringing to the modern society and about Pepper robots.  What inspires you to innovate at Boldmind? I see advancements in IoT and big data bringing positive changes to the modern city, making it a better place to work in and live in. At Boldmind, we focus on how data generated by the city itself (buildings, transport and environmental sensors) can help improve the lives of citizens and helps businesses thrive.      How interactive is Pepper? What are the potential uses that Pepper unleashes? Pepper is learning all the […] Continue Reading

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

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