Strata 2013 DDBD Sessions

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Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
For business strategists, marketers, product managers, and entrepreneurs, Data Driven Business looks at how to use data to make better business decisions faster. Packed with case studies, panels, and eye-opening presentations, this fast-paced day focuses on how to solve today's thorniest business problems with Big Data. It's the missing MBA for a data-driven, always-on business world. Read more.
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Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
For centuries, business has been about scale. Business students are taught that cconomies of scale are the only long-term sustainable advantage, because with scale you can control markets, set prices, own channels, influence regulators, and so on. But thanks to software and big data, however, scale’s importance is waning. Read more.
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Susan Etlinger (Altimeter Group)
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(3.14, 7 ratings)
In this talk, Susan Etlinger will discuss how organizations are addressing the challenges of social data--technological, organizational and cultural--and what it can teach us on the road to big data. Read more.
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Jen van der Meer (Luminary Labs)
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(3.25, 8 ratings)
Everyone is looking for ways to define data as an asset that can be monetized. But data itself will never move the needle for the Fortune 1000. Data is a means to an end. The end is not just insight, or knowledge, or brief moments of wisdom (when marveling at gorgeous data visualizations). The end we seek is wise action. Read more.
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David Smith (Revolution Analytics)
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(3.50, 4 ratings)
How do you deploy real-time predictive models to production environments? This talk describes a five-stage process which begins with data distillation and ends with real-time in-database model scoring. We'll discuss the technologies used at each stage, and share some best practices for development and implementation of real-time models. Read more.
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(2.67, 3 ratings)
IBM and the University of Oxford partnered in late 2012 to explore and understand how organizations and have really begun leveraging big data to create competitive advantage in the marketplace. The joint study, based on a survey of more than 1100 business and IT executives, combines executive interviews and case studies to establish benchmarks that define the big data era ahead Read more.
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(2.40, 5 ratings)
Extending much of the hard work around big data, we'll focus on how do we take all these powerful tools and empower organizations to drive actionable decisions and strategies from data. We'll share what we've found exploring how human psychology, collaborative dynamics, gamification, and design can be utilized to not only improve what we're doing now, but drive where we are going. Read more.
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Rayid Ghani (Edgeflip | University of Chicago )
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
In a connected, social world, honing the effectiveness of campaign efforts with data is critical. In this Q&A discussion, we'll look behind the scenes to see how data science is changing the face of campaigning, where the opportunities are, and what resistance and constraints candidates face. Read more.
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Rubén Lara Hernández (Telefonica Digital), Michael Fishwick (Telefonica Digital)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Billions of mobile phones worldwide leave vast volumes of geolocated data traces on the networks of operators. We present smart steps, a product created by Telefonica to provide insights to retailers on footfall volumes and trends across entire countries, turning these billions of data points into information that enables businesses to make decisions like where to open a shop or opening times. Read more.
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Jan Karstens (Blue Yonder), Johanna Fleckner (Blue Yonder)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
For food retailers the fresh food category is important for customer satisfaction. Providing sufficient stocks while avoiding food waste makes for customers happy and keeps the retailer profitable. This case study shows how a fully automated, data-driven replenishment process is possible based on internal and external data sources combined with advanced predictive analytics. Read more.
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Eugene Kolker (Seattle Children's)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
In today’s data-driven age, healthcare is transitioning from opinion-based decisions to informed decisions based on data and analytics. Analyzing the data reveals trends and knowledge that may run contrary to our assumptions causing a shift in ultimate decisions that in turn will better serve both patients and healthcare enterprises. Read more.
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Ari Gesher (Palantir Technologies)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
As Hurricane Sandy prepared to pound NYC late last October, Palantir's Philanthropy Engineering team deployed with Direct Relief International and Team Rubicon - non-profit disaster relief organizations. Combining their expertise and data with Palantir's software led to some surprising outcomes that are continuing to transform data-driven disaster response. Here's our stories from the hurricane. Read more.
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Khaled El Emam (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario - Research Institute & University of Ottawa)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
There are often privacy and confidentiality concerns with putting sensitive personal information about employees or customers on the cloud. Secure computation methods allow the release of encrypted data and still performing complex data analytics on that encrypted data. This presentation will describe how secure analytics work and give examples of their application in the healthcare context. Read more.
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Molly Turner (Airbnb), Riley Newman (airbnb)
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(3.00, 2 ratings)
How Airbnb was able to quickly spin big data into a meaningful response to Super Storm Sandy. Read more.
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Marcio Silva (MITRE)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
The MITRE Corporation supports the FAA in advancing the safety, security, and efficiency of civil aviation. Our research requires analysis of a diverse set of surveillance, weather, terrain, and infrastructure data. This talk will describe how we use Hadoop to fuse and analyze these data sets, based on statistical inference of textual, temporal, and geospatial features. Read more.

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