Tuesday, May 22
Welcome Reception 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 23
Conference 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Reception & Dinner…
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Our latest contest is live! Feel free to signup. This contest is based on the Euro Soccer championship. You will develop an algorithm that can predict the ranking & outcome of each of the participating nations playing in the Euro 2012 championship. Our results will be announced after the 1st of July, 2012 (after the finals of Euro 2012). Solver celebration and prizes of $500 to be won!
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Added by Vincent Granville on May 10, 2012 at 8:38pm — No Comments
There is a debate raging (ok, maybe not raging) about terms such as “data science”, “analytics”, “data mining”, and “big data”. What do they mean, how do they overlap, and perhaps most importantly, who are the people who work in these fields?
Along with two other…Continue
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For the very smart data science geek who wants to avoid all kinds of social interactions (that is: having no boss, no employee, no colleague, no client, no customer, no contractors, no interaction with vendors etc.), there are a few options. All of them allows you to work from home. Some (when automated) allow you to not work at all. They can generate good complimentary income or (if scalable) great income.
In practice, these opportunities are not real jobs but rather entrepreneurial…Continue
By John Sumser
In the 20th Century, progress was driven by the principles of automation. The more you could streamline and control a process, the cheaper you could make it. Repeatability was the key.
Monitoring, in the form of process…Continue
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Our newsletter has four sections, separated by horizontal lines: Announcements, Message From The Editor, Best Blogs, and Job Ads.
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Machine data is the fastest growing, most pervasive part of “big data”. It is also the most valuable, containing a critical record of user behavior, security risks, service levels, fraudulent activity, customer experience and more
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What does it do? Founded in 2010, Locu's mission is to structure the world's information, and it is currently focused on unstructured local data. Locu combines document analysis, crowdsourcing, and machine learning to provide structured and semantically annotated data sets made available through a set of APIs. Locu’s first product helps restaurants better manage their online…Continue
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Should you be proactive, hire an expert before a crisis, or just hire someone when you have a major problem, such as
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Two new research reports on big data flash out its early impact on enterprise IT.
David Newman, Research VP at Gartner and a member of its Enterprise Architecture team, warns in Big Data Disruptions Tamed With Enterprise Architecture that “Big data will disrupt your business. Your actions will determine whether these disruptions are positive or negative.“ Newman sees three areas…Continue
Big Data Analytics 2012 Conference
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Sometime today, shares of the data analysis company Splunk will start trading on the Nasdaq National Market in New York, after pricing last night at $17 a share. The company’s offering has raised about $230 million.
Splunk is not your traditional big-data company, in that it is running some variant of Hadoop, like so many upstart companies in that space. Its specialty, as …Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on April 19, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
Companies hiring analytic talent have been complaining for a few years about how hard it is to find good data scientist. Our analysis of job board data (based on Indeed, Datashaping and Analyticbridge statistics) reveals that a job ad specifying two possible locations - e.g. San Francisco, CA or Boston, MA - generates on average 5 times more page views, than a job ad targeting a single location.
The impact is…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on April 16, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments
Recently, I’ve been feeling like I’ve stepped through a looking glass to another similar-but-very-different world. I’m steeped in 20+ years in corporate data warehousing and business intelligence practice. Throughout that time, there have been big and small technology improvements, but nothing truly disruptive (although new…Continue
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Outside the traditional business analytics / BI fields.
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