Big Data Bellevue Meetup takes place at inome headquarters in Bellevue. inome provides the only centralized service for delivering comprehensive information about people, places, organizations, and their connection to each other. Our state-of-the-art big data technology platform is utilized across a wide range of industries to implement specific solutions.
On the third Wednesday of each month, we invite an industry leader in Big Data to give a presentation followed by a lively discussion on big data technology and its impact on business world. Past speakers include researchers from the University of Washington, as well as senior members of various companies, such as Microsoft, Amazon, eBay, and inome.
This month's speaker is Marc Millstone (Socrata). He is a Lead Backend Engineer at Socrata. Before joining Socrata, Marc spent two years in the Mathematical Sciences group at IBM Watson Research, as both a post-doc and Research Staff Member. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, where he worked jointly with Lawrence Berkeley National lab, specializing in practical methods for solving large-scale optimization problems.
Talk Title: Data, data everywhere, but how can it help us think?
Abstract: The fact that data can drive better decisions is now taken for granted across the industry, with numerous discussions and techniques for handling "Big Data". Customers and users, however, do not have "Big Data" problems. They simply have questions for which data may help inform an answer. This talk will provide an overview of current trends in delivering context around data to better inform these decisions, with a specific focus around the current Open Data revolution.
inome graciously provides free drink and pizza!