“To data: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.” — Peter Guerra, Booz Allen Hamilton, in a prep call for Structure Data
It’s going to be a great week in New York, kicking off this morning with the opening of Structure Data 2014. A live stream is available here (we’ll start at 9am ET) and below will be a list of all our coverage from the event.
Guerra’s tongue-in-cheek paraphrase of the classic line from The Simpsons during a conversation we had a few weeks ago summed up a lot of what we’ll be talking about over the next two days at Chelsea Piers.
Data-analysis tools are maturing, and the emphasis on data-driven decision making has probably never been higher, especially for companies whose primary business is not technology. That’s fantastic on so many levels, from the increased productivity such an approach enables to the potential discoveries waiting to be unlocked in fields like medicine.
But only if data is gathered smartly. And respectfully. And from the correct sources. As we come to terms with the depth and breadth of data that is available, we start to think about data Darwinism and security.
We’ll have plenty of time to explore these issues at Structure Data. We’ll get things rolling with Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden, hear from New Relic CEO Lew Cirne, and ask Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly what he plans to do with the $160 million just raised by the company yesterday.
Please join us if you’re in New York (there may still be a few tickets available here, but it’s close) and follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #gigaomlive.
- Cloudera CEO: Going public is not an event, it’s a process
- The rise of artificial intelligence means we “need to focus on the things that make us special”
- Bing, Xbox and the results of machine learning at Microsoft
- Semantic search will help find hidden knowledge in education and more
- Expect Labs, SwiftKey founders describe a world of persistent search
- More marketers go “Moneyball” to seek a retail edge
- Customers need the internet of things to be open, says Intel’s Boyd Davis
- Data is the customer’s voice, so you need to pay attention to it in as many ways as possible
- Why Amazon built its data stream processing engine Kinesis
- Algorithms will do more and more of the thinking in the world
- Continuuity open sources Loom for devops on big data clusters
- Why RunKeeper built a health tracking app on the back of big data
- Smile, you’re making big data: How security cameras can revolutionize retail analytics
- UC Berkeley Dean: Data Science classes aren’t just for engineers
- Palantir: big data needs to get even more abstract(ions)
- Hortonworks will be a $1 billion company within 2 years, says CEO
- Foursquare and the future of check-ins
- For the FTC, privacy is an ecosystem issue
- Paul Maritz says the internet of things has convinced even giants like GE they need to radically shift direction
- How data-driven design could filter down from the McLaren P1 to your next car
- The sexy era of big data is over as VCs turn to fund unexpected industries
- How Ford used social media to design the Escape’s new hands-free liftgate
- Insurance company MetLife treats big data with a startup attitude
- How data tools are helping fight human trafficking
- How to make big data more secure, less creepy
- As journalists struggle with data, big media companies do too
- Quantum computers will leave Moore’s Law far, far behind
- We can use pictures of tomatoes to predict worldwide food shortages
- Tracking for good: why the future might hold more control for personal data
- Africa’s big data scene is centered on the mobile carriers
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