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A Statistician's View on Big Data and Data Science (Updated)

My (updated) presentation

`A Statistician's View on Big Data and Data Science'

from May 13, 2014, at the `SMi Big Data in Pharma' conference in London, United Kingdom, is available at



There is no question that big data have hit the business, government and scientific sectors. The demand for skills in data science is unprecedented in sectors where value, competitiveness and efficiency are driven by data. However, there is plenty of misleading hype around the terms `big data' and `data science'. This presentation gives a professional statistician's view on these terms, illustrates the connection between data science and statistics, and highlights some challenges and opportunities from a statistical perspective.

Tags: Big, Data, Data-Driven, Mining, Science, Statistics

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