This week’s IBM Big Data & Analytics hero, James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions, says that too many projects “start with the data [and] then hope that this will improve the business.” Taylor advocates for businesses to “begin with the decision in mind.”
Kent Collins, Database Solutions Architect of BNSF and this week’s Big Data Hero, tells us of the profound value of data to the railroad and shares that the “data services area is the cornerstone of the railroad.”
Kenneth Cukier, data editor at The Economist magazine and co-author of book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, is this week’s Big Data and Analytics Hero. Kenneth insists that “the strategy is not the answer, but the data is, in a constant feedback loop. The
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Farouk FerchichiChief Data Officer & Head of Business Intelligence at Toyota Financial Services
Farouk Ferchichi, chief data officer and head of business intelligence at Toyota Financial Service, and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares insight into Toyota's journey to improve their customer experience by leveraging data and analytics.
Mark van Rijmenam, founder of Datafloq and this week’s Big Data and Analytics Hero, declares that “developing a big data strategy requires the organization to have a good understanding of what big data is, what it entails and what the different possibilities are.”
Applying big data technology to answer business questions is critical for organizations. Dr. Michael Kowolenko, Principal Research Scholar at North Carolina State University and this week’s Big Data Hero shares how big data helps businesses make better decisions and gain insight.
“As you dig deeper into unstructured data where feelings, emotions and other often messy information reside, you have to embrace qualitative metrics which don’t fit neatly into traditional quantitative analysis,” says David M. Lawson, co-founder & CEO of NewSci, LLC and this week’s Big Data
Jake Porway, founder and executive director of DataKind and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares that they’ve found that "cross-sector collaborations between data scientists, managers, designers, foundations, nonprofits and more are critical for really making lasting change.” When we
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Ben SnymanVP Underground Mining and Smart Services, Joy Global
“Roof stability and effective support is quite a challenge,” declares Ben Snyman, VP of Underground Mining and Smart Services at Joy Global and this week’s Big Data Hero. “If the roof has a problem, production halts. We cannot afford to wait around for a report telling us there is a problem. We
This week’s Big Data &Analytics Hero, Leonardo Nantes, IT executive of Brazilian credit bureau Boa Vista Servicios, has faced numerous challenges since the merger of two companies took place a few years ago. Boa Vista now serves hundreds of thousands of clients nationwide and handles more than
Intersect360 Research studies the opportunities for high performance technologies, including high performance computing areas in science, engineering and business. CEO Addison Snell (this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics Hero) shares his insights with us.
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CenterPoint Energy can analyze 2.3 million smart meters at any point in time every day using InfoSphere Streams. Dr. Steven P. Pratt, corporate technology officer at Centerpoint Energy and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares that “ultimately what we want to be able to do is recognize
Many businesses are exploring the competitive advantages that data gives their customer experience and their bottom line. Menka Uttamchandani, VP of business intelligence at Denihan Hospitality Group and this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares that “once we understand attitudes, we can
We have a lot of data today, both structured and unstructured, that, when used on time, at the right time, in real-time can save lives. Sharath Cholleti, this week's Big Data and Analytics Hero, gives us a glimpse of how they use data for better patient care.
Suresh Sidhu, chief corporate and operations officer at Celcom Axiata Berhad and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares insights on how they guided Celecom to be “a leader definitely in…market and possibly the most interesting [telecommunications company] out there today.”