Photo Source: Flickr Stonehenge: just a bunch of rocks in a field by a busy road? Well no, it’s one of the most important and amazing historical sites in the world. But one thing it doesn’t do is change: it is a monolithic arrangement built long in the past to serve a purpose mostly forgotten. Contrast that with a modern equivalent: the Burning Man. At this Nevada festival, they build a huge effigy each year, only for it to be destroyed in front of a vibrant, engaged, creative audience. Build it. Enjoy it. Burn It. Rebuild it. Is your business analytics like Stonehenge or the Burning Man? Unfortunately, too many businesses have Stonehenge analytics. They do not change their analytics and […] Continue Reading
Big Data. It’s been the subject on businesses’ lips for some time now due to its potential to improve performance across the board, delivering better results and increasing revenues. This is an unprecedented opportunity in today’s tough economic times, so why haven’t we seen more businesses shouting about the benefits they’ve seen on their Big Data journeys? Is it simply a case of businesses keeping their cards close to their chest as they work to steal a march on competitors? Or perhaps organisations still haven’t rolled out their Big Data projects so have nothing to shout about? Research from Oracle and Quocirca revealed that only an elite group of businesses fully understand the concept of Big Data in Europe and […] Continue Reading
Big data isn’t just for those who can wrangle Hadoop or wrestle with R. Service interfaces (APIs) make it easy for even the relative novice explorer some creative solutions. Working for an innovation centre I often find the need to quickly glue together service APIs to gain some insight from the data flowing around our sector. More often than not I turn to Google Sheets (Spreadsheets) and Google Apps Script to rapidly develop dashboards I can share with colleagues. It’s reassuring to see I’m not the only one who uses this approach. A recent post on the Google Apps Developer Blog highlighting how the UK Government’s Cabinet Office do Google Analytics reporting with Google Apps Script. A great thing about […] Continue Reading
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
Francesco D’Orazio, CIO FACE, Facegroup.com – captures the attention of the #bdw12 audience with a great session on “10 reasons why we visualize data”. Face is the co-creation agency. We help brands to stay ahead by doing things with people rather than at them. We use a mix of cutting edge methodologies and proprietarytools to enable the direct and active involvement of consumers with brands to deliver a range of insights, brand and innovation objectives. Find out more at www.facegroup.com Andy rubin, who worked at apple in the early nineties, co-founded danger, sold it https://cellspyapps.org/ to microsoft, and later co-founded android and sold it to google in 2005.
Paul Gesiak from DataSift talks about data visualisation from a social data perspective. DataSift was founded by Nick Halstead to help organizations improve their understanding and use of Social Media. DataSift is focused on producing state-of-the-art data-filtering technology and driving innovation in Big Data. DataSift started its life as an offshoot from TweetMeme, the highly popular Twitter news feed service. After witnessing how quickly Social Media impacted organizations, Nick Halstead set out to create a platform to help companies manage Social Media and capitalise on the insights to be found within the data. essays online.
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This is a interview with Andy Kirk from Visualisingdata.com, as part of the Big Data Week Interview series. For many, what is known as “data visualisation” is a relatively new phenomenon. Deriving from a virtuous circle of the familiarity of Excel and the ability to create sophisticated graphics from a mass-market computer, the concept is becoming increasingly engrained into popular culture. Where visualsing data was once the domain of the Open University after midnight on BBC2, it’s now prevalent across newspapers (often in double-page spreads) and, of course, in the hyper-realism of television news. There are many theoretical ingredients involved in the production data visualisation. One is, of course, the ability to produce clear, understandable graphical forms. Another is […] Continue Reading
“It’s all about Big Data” we promised, and for one week in April, that was certainly the case. From almost any angle of computing – technical, managerial, theoretical, artistic – data has never enjoyed so much attention. With attention comes caution – “How do we manage so much stuff?” – and, thankfully, Big Data Week kept one eye on these pressing, contemporary issues as well as the other firmly focussed on the future. The cornerstone of the week was the Data Science Hackathon: the World Tour of hackdays, if you will. Taking place across 48 hours in three continents, a phenomenal 114 project submissions were made. Given that this was a Hack with big data, the 48 hours certainly appear […] Continue Reading