Typically, job specifications for data scientists list a graduate or post-graduate degree as a key requirement. Yet two of the most acclaimed data scientists—Nate Silver and former Billy Beane/Moneyball assistant Paul DePodesta—each lack a Ph.D., according to a recent Forbes article on the topic. In most cases, prospective employers look… Read More →
Hilary Mason, co-founder of HackNY and former data scientist for Bitly, argues that new technology makes it possible to “study human behavior at the scale at which that human behavior is actually occurring.” In other words, big data holds vast potential to tap consumer insights. The Human Element Mason double-majored… Read More →
One of the greatest benefits of an enterprise-wide analytics platform is that it enables data analysts and scientists to work collaboratively and brainstorm on approaches for solving a company’s top challenges.
We all know that big data is here to stay and it is going to encompass a huge part of business analytics and product development. So that means that companies need to start looking for people who have big data expertise. But what kind of employees do you need to… Read More →
Many organizations are realizing that great potential insight lies within the big data in their own networks and streaming through the social web. And that means these enterprises should be focused on the money they could be making if they take advantage of cloud-based analytics.
The recent Los Angeles Airport shooting is a stark reminder of the challenges that local, state, and federal government officials face in enacting and maintaining strict security measures. Government entities such as Orange County, Florida are increasingly relying on big data analytics to parse through volumes of security data to… Read More →
The insurance industry is facing myriad challenges – ranging from severe weather to aging populations and customers with ever-increasing customer service expectations. To combat this evolving landscape, insurers should deploy predictive analytics across their enterprises to prepare for future market anomalies and opportunities, according to a new report from Ovum.
When it comes to the importance of communicating the results of data analysis, the case of Gregor Mendel, the scientist who discovered the concept of genetic inheritance, provides a dire warning for business. Mendel’s findings weren’t accepted until long after his death because he only published his findings in an… Read More →
Michael O’Connell, Spotfire’s chief data scientist, really digs data visualization. So much so that he wrote a book about it. Since this is a hot topic in data analytics today, we want to give you a look inside the value of data visualization from O’Connell’s point of view. 1. Why… Read More →
Japan has recently announced that it has extracted natural gas from offshore deposits of methane hydrate – sometimes referred to as “flammable ice.” The extraction of the gas from an undersea hydrate reservoir is believed to be the first extraction of its kind. It could provide an alternative source of… Read More →