Michael North, senior director of broadcast planning and scheduling for the National Football League (NFL), has a tough job: assembling the best, most exciting schedule for the complete NFL season that satisfies the requirements of the teams, the broadcasters and fans. It's truly a big data
Data is emerging as the world’s newest natural resource and the basis for a new kind of competitive advantage. Yet, for many organizations, the increasing volume, variety and influx of data is straining their IT infrastructures—traditional infrastructure was never designed to handle the magnitude
When data floods companies in such volume as recent years have seen, it can be difficult to know if big data is reliable data. This “data uncertainty” poses a problem for any company hoping to take advantage of their information’s potential. How can companies ensure that their data meets the
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Working journalists are locked into a never-ending race against time. Not only are reporters always up against deadlines, but they are constantly scrambling to make sure they break the news before the competition. As more people turn to online news sources (including, but not limited to traditional
Insight 2014, formerly Information On Demand, will bring more than 13,000 business and IT professionals together to exchange ideas and share experiences around harnessing the data coming from all directions in real time. Industry pundits, peers and thought leaders will connect the dots between big
There are complex challenges that a data scientist might face in statistically modeling real-time decision-support scenarios in fast-moving athletic competitions. Each sport needs to be modeled on its own terms. A within-game decision-support predictive model for one sport cannot be applied
The recent controversy over the ethics of Facebook's attempts to influence moods through tweaks to its newsfeed algorithms is overblown. Essentially, Facebook data scientists conducted one of many real-world experiments that are standard operating procedure with them and with most online businesses
Video content analytics tools are humanity's unblinking eyes, capable of continuously filtering the world's media streams at scale. Video content analytics algorithms can parse the fine details within and between successive frames of specific streams, supporting pattern recognition, gesture
Big data and analytics is sweeping the UK market and promises to bring exciting solutions that are enabling organizations to stay ahead while customers and citizens continue to evolve in the new data-driven environment.
IBM Brazil is running one of the largest sentiment analysis applications in the history of the country during the most important sporting event on the planet. Powered by solutions such as IBM InfoSphere Streams, it runs on two independent cloud systems provided by IBM SoftLayer. During the games,
The date is June 26, 1969. Mankind is getting ready to launch three brave astronauts into space; two of which will walk on the surface of the moon and change history forever. Meanwhile, another change is taking place: the rise of the computer in the workplace and the importance of applying data to
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Many make out the data scientist to be a Renaissance woman or man who can single-handedly elevate the organization’s analytics savvy. However, preparing students for corporate roles in data science means training them for many positions on a team. At Arizona State University, we work closely with
The goal of moving beyond basic TV ratings and simple consumer demographics to establishing a secure analytics environment to integrate subscriber, set-top-box and third-party, enriched data in near real time is something leading media and entertainment organizations continue to embrace. After all