Category Archives: Big Data

ODBMS Q&A with Data Scientists Interview

See http://www.odbms.org/2016/11/qa-with-data-scientists-richard-j-self/ for the first interview in the ODBMS Q&A with Data Scientists series that I gave on 15 Nov 2016. This interview comments on aspects of Data Science such as Machine Learning, Predictive Modelling, Data Blending and Data Ingestion … Continue reading

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Keynote Talk at Pan European StrategyForum Retail at Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center, Barcelona 22 April 2016

I am just back from presenting a keynote talk on the topic of “Governance of Big Data and Analytics to Gain Value from Location Services in the Retail Sector“. This was a very interesting conference of senior executives from the … Continue reading

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SAS Global 2014 – Analytics in Higher Education

Developing Future Analysts in a Data-Driven World Interdisciplinary teams and approaches is very important Identify questions for the data to gain value Key challenge is in Business and Computing schools and to get them to see the power of Analytics … Continue reading

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SAS Global Forum 2014 Opening Session

Jim Goodnight, CEO SAS Big Data is worthless without Analytics SAS VA supports Analysts and users VA and Text Analytics now understands Twitter feeds SAS and SAP for SAP HANA integration BI is the past, Big Data Analytics is the … Continue reading

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SAS Analytics Academic Forum – Talent Matters

Analytical talent is critical, no longer find people for a job but find jobs for talent. Creativity matters for Analytics, Communication is critical to meet people at many levels. Presentation and writing skills vital Talk to people who are different, … Continue reading

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Architecture and Methodology – Analytics Research Challenges

Dave Robertson – Edinburgh University development of technical tools Colin Shearer IBM Global Consider critical revolutions , Agricultural, Industrial Expertise still needed but in different ways Currently Data analysts are artisans, what will be the revolution to scale up the … Continue reading

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Social Media – IBM Colloquium

Mandy Chessell – Emerging Ethics around big data and analytics Questions relate to the problem that analytics can deliver value to a range of stakeholders but what are the limits? Are they sinister or ethically challenging. e.g. Target and pregnancy … Continue reading

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Applications and Adoption Session

ClearReturns company Vicky Brock Predictive analytics for Retail Challenge is “So What?” Need to develop the “So What?” culture with the “Wild Ducks” valued. Interesting and valuable questions and ideas, Data Artists? Multi disciplinary team, including psychology, economics, data analytics … Continue reading

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IBM Big Data Colloquium 12 March 2014

Today I am in London at the IBM Big Data Colloquium. We are discussing all aspects relating to Big Data. Three main sections:- Applications and Adoption Social and Media Issues Architecture and Methodology Challenges

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Big Data Skills Gap

A large skills gap is opening up in the field of Big Data. This short video, featuring Liam Fox MP, University Lecturers and students provides some ideas for closing the gap with support from the SAS Student Academy which operates … Continue reading

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