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Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
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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)
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(5.00, 2 ratings)
Opening Remarks Read more.
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Mona Vernon (Thomson Reuters)
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(5.00, 1 rating)
This session will include some evidence for hypercompetition and the implications of data-driven decision making in this context. It will also include a set of strategic frameworks and innovation processes better suited to survive in a hypercompetitive environment. Read more.
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Jim Stogdill (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
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(4.33, 3 ratings)
During the first 50 years of the Information Age information technologists wired up your company's lizard brain. Now networks, sensors, data and algorithms are the base on which corporations will evolve into much more intelligent entities and the goal of technologists is shifting from automation to intelligentization. Read more.
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Join this session to learn how social media analytics can help you know your customers so you can give them what they want and keep them coming back. Read more.
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Baron Schwartz (VividCortex Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
What if data doesn't need to be big? Many use cases are served as well, or nearly as well, by a Small Data mindset, storage, processing, and algorithms. This talk presents ideas and options you might not have considered for reducing big problems to comparatively small and cheap ones. Read more.
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Ravi Iyer (Ranker.com)
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(3.33, 3 ratings)
Examining graphs of data relationships is a more powerful approach than individual relationships, leading to a plethora of types of graphs (social, interest, opinion, etc.), but mining insight from graphs requires knowledge of the biases of each graph type and techniques that enable graphs to be understood by decision makers. Read more.
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Moderated by:
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media)
Panelists:
David Winters (Teradata), Chris Selland (HP Vertica), Milan Vaclavik (CenturyLink Technology Solutions)
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In this panel session, Teradata's David Winters, Vertica's Chris Selland, and Savvis' Milan Vaclavik, join O'Reilly Media's Roger Magoulas to look at the platforms that make big data an enterprise reality. Read more.
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Amanda Gerdes (Blizzard Entertainment), Brian Griffith (Blizzard Entertainment)
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Video game data is as rich and exciting as the player experience it represents. From loot drops in Diablo III to race balance in StarCraft 2 to the entire World of Warcraft, the data is evocative, powerful... and intimidatingly large. This session highlights the critical role of Hadoop in creating and sustaining a rich, agile data environment capable of supporting real-time streaming game data. Read more.
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Alex Wright (www.alexwright.org)
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(1.67, 9 ratings)
For most of us who work on the Web, it's almost impossible to imagine a world without browsers. But in the years leading up to Tim Berners-Lee's world-changing invention, several other visionary information scientists were exploring alternative systems that anticipated - and in some ways surpassed - today's Web. Read more.
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Mikhail Lyukmanov (Adconion Media Group)
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(4.60, 5 ratings)
Learn how Adconion Media Group uses big data and Impala-powered MicroStrategy visualizations to achieve efficient and cost-effective campaign delivery to worldwide audiences. Read more.
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Michael Cote (Motorola Solutions, Inc.)
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Using big-data techniques to improve customer engagements by combining personal shopping history with real time location and behavior analysis. Read more.
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Chris Perry (International Peace Institute), Marie O'Reilly (International Peace Institute)
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If big data can be used to predict changes in consumer behavior, can it be used to predict whether rival factions will go to war? Read more.
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Matthew Grace (Objective Logistics)
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Join Matt Grace, Co-Founder and CTO of Objective Logistics, as he highlights the challenges surrounding interactive analytics and the power of Hadapt’s Multi-Structured Tables and Flexible Schema. Leveraging these tools has enabled Objective Logistics to improve time-to-insight and depth of analytic possibilities for restaurateurs and retailers throughout the US. Read more.
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Bonnie Tijerina (Harvard University Library)
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Researchers are producing large amounts of open data for the world to mine. See how librarians are using information and library science to handle the inundation of data, creating ways to store, serve up, and mine large amounts of data and learn how thinking like a librarian could help business. Read more.
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Gabe Batstone (NGRAIN)
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In this presentation we will describe how 3D graphics are changing how we see and interact with the world. Using three real world examples we will demonstrate value driven innovation that is fundamentally changing the workflows of some of the largest industries in the world, most notably Aerospace & Defense and Energy. Read more.
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Gary Hoberman (MetLife)
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For industries like insurance, innovation isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But at MetLife, we’re changing that by embracing disruptive technologies across big data, the cloud, mobile, and more as we place technology at the center of our business. This session will cover MetLife’s culture of innovation and the initiatives that are transforming our company, and setting the industry curve. Read more.
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