Geoffrey Moore - “Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf, wandering out onto the Web like deer on a freeway” It may seem like an obvious answer to many how Google make their money, but I was asked this question the other day so I would address it briefly. The problem this anonymous … Continue reading How Does Google Make Money When Their Services Are Free?
Rusty Frioux - “Big Data isn’t magic" There are always going to be problems when trying to hire in a space which is new, exciting but importantly, largely misunderstood. I say largely misunderstood, though the Data professionals of this world know exactly what they’re talking about. The problems start when these people aren’t deeply involved … Continue reading The Problems with Big Data & Data Science Hiring
BIG DATA & DATA SCIENCE TWITTER Q&A! FRIDAY 23rd MAY @ 1PM - 2PM (London, UK) Michael Cutler (@cotdp) will be leading this Twitter Q&A. Michael is CTO and Co-Founder of Data Science Startup TUMRA Solutions (@TUMRA) HOW? Follow Salt (@SaltJobs) and Michael (@cotdp). Ask a question and use the hashtag #AskSalt
I find the hardest part about being a Recruitment Consultant who specialises in Big Data & Data Science is keeping on top of this accelerating, contemporary market. I truly have to consult and educate companies about what Big Data and Data Science is, how it will improve their business and what this type of person … Continue reading What is a Data Scientist?
It's been one of those times when great things all collide at once. Here's a snippet from what has happened in the last 7 days' (or so)...FEATURED ARTICLE IN DataIQ MAGAZINERAN THE RICHMOND HALF MARATHON (1hr 50mins)...IN THE NAME OF DATA!CO-HOSTED THE QUARTERLY ANALYTICS NETWORK EVENT AT THE SAS HEADQUARTERS IN CENTRAL LONDON
Nate Silver – “Data-driven predictions can succeed — and they can fail. It is when we deny our role in the process that the odds of failure rise. Before we demand more of our data, we need to demand more of ourselves”No doubt you’ve heard ‘the hype’ about Big Data and that we need it…RIGHT … Continue reading Big Data’s Big Debate: Does Intuition Have a Place in Data?
Last month I received a tweet from Amanda Haddock asking for my opinion on her database idea. She dropped me an email describing her project. Please read through her below email as not only do I think it could be one of the most innovative data projects I’ve heard of, but it’s a chance … Continue reading Can Data Cure Cancer?