This presentation is part of the "Executive Summit":http://strataconf.com/strata2011/public/schedule/detail/17165.
Much of the world’s most valuable information is trapped in digital sand, siloed in servers scattered around the globe. These vast expanses of data – streaming from our smart phones, DVRs, and GPS-enabled cars – can yield information to predict traffic jams, entertainment trends, even flu outbreaks. In this talk I’ll discuss the promise of big data, which will come to pass in the coming decade, driven by advances in three principle areas: sensor networks, cloud computing, and machine learning.
Michael Driscoll has a decade of experience developing large-scale databases and predictive algorithms for digital media, financial, and life sciences firms. He is the CEO and co-founder at Metamarkets, and Chairman of Dataspora LLC, a big data & analytics consultancy he founded in 2007. Previously, he founded the online retailer, CustomInk.com, and worked as a software engineer for the Human Genome Project. Michael holds a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Boston University and an A.B. from Harvard College.
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