Predictive Analytics Solutions: Leveraging HDInsight and RapidMiner for Business Insight
Predictive Analytics is all the rage lately. The use of predictive techniques has expanded beyond simple recommender engines (Netflix and Amazon, for example) and is now becoming a key strategic tool for competitive advantage. Organizations looking for competitive advantage are yearning to better understand their customers and the industry the compete in. Part of the challenge is the ability to understand internal operational data, the other challenge is to identify and analyze external data that will provide the additional insight to truly provide competitive advantage. In this talk, we will present a pattern for leveraging Hadoop (through HDInsight) to obtain, integrate, conform and aggregate data (internal and external) for consumption/presentation by RapidMiner (a leading predictive analytics tool).
About this month’s speaker:
Philip W. Young (http://www.slalom.com) is a Principal Architect at Slalom Consulting. Phil frequently speaks on BigData topics and is the founder of the Boston "SmartData" meet-up group. He is an accomplished software engineer and information architect who is skilled in designing and developing large systems that empower both the business and end-users. He has architected and built large scale analytics systems in multiple industries and market sectors, with a particular emphasis on BigData and Analytics.
6:15 PM - 6:55 Networking and Pizza
7:00 PM Presentation
Pizza and Soda (Free) provided by Slalom Consulting