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Gaining Customer Insights Using Public Data Sources

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. This month's speaker is ShiSh Shridhar from Microsoft.

Speaker Bio:

ShiSh Shridhar is the Retail Industry Solutions Director at Microsoft and is responsible for strategy around Business Analytics, Big Data & Productivity Solutions for the Retail Industry. ShiSh has worked in Microsoft for the last 17 years across several groups and geographies and has a passion for empowering organizations through collaboration, knowledge management and analytics.

ShiSh contributes to Retail Industry magazines, blogs and maintains the Retail Industry twitter presence for Microsoft: @msretail. He also regularly speaks at Industry events.

ShiSh loves working on innovative ideas and has a patent in the Social Media space. When he isn’t working he sails and windsurfs the waters around the Puget Sound.

You can follow ShiSh's tweets on Big Data & Retail via @5h15h on twitter

Abstract:

Gaining Customer Insights Using Public Data Sources

Big Data Analytics is more than about storage and processing of large amounts of data. What’s often missing is that last mile: the ability for business users to easily access the insights gained from Big Data systems. This is a discussion of some of the data discovery, acquisition, visualization and advanced analytics capabilities available to business users. We will explore some of the free data sources and how to combine the public and purchased data with proprietary data sources to drive insights and action.

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  • Silvia V.

    Sorry if this is a repeat, it looks like my comment got lost and I do want to express my thanks to ShiSh for a great talk, full of nuggets or practical insight. Enjoyable!

    June 20, 2014

    • ShiSh S.

      Thank you Silvia. Loved the interaction at the meetup.

      June 21, 2014

  • ShiSh S.

    Thank you Xin and Inome for hosting. It was a fun session and I certainly learnt a lot through the interactions with bright and amazing people at the Meetup yesterday. I have details on some of the things that I showed yesterday on by blog: http://bit.ly/1pzTOZm

    June 19, 2014

  • Angus M.

    Excellent talk! Its great to see Microsoft moving into the data science and machine learning arena with these Excel power features and Azure ML.

    1 · June 19, 2014

  • Jim

    Very much enjoyed ShiSh's presentation. I came away with many new ideas for using public data with private data to derive new knowledge.

    1 · June 19, 2014

    • ShiSh S.

      Thank you. Happy to know it was useful.

      June 19, 2014

  • Jason A.

    Anyone down for my next event- Prepare for a MultiCloud Future

    http://info.equinix.com/NWTA-Redapt-Seattle-Event-NA-US_Landing-Page.html

    June 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking to expand my knowledge

    April 22, 2014

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  • eBay

    Hosting the venue and food/drinks

  • Intelius, Inc.

    Intelius has graciously agreed to provide facilities and pizza.

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