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Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata - Making Big Data Actionable

Making Big Data Actionable: How Data Visualization and Other Tools Change the Game

There is a lot of hype and misinformation about big data in the marketplace. Many companies are confused about how to get started, what actions to take, and what pitfalls to avoid. Additionally, focus is shifting from simply capturing and discovering new insights with big data to operationalizing those insights.

The industrial revolution took manufacturing processes from an artisanal practice to a modern technological marvel that is able to manufacture quality items at massive scale. The same type of revolution must happen with analytics and big data.

Based on the new book The Analytics Revolution, this talk will address technological, organizational, and cultural points that must be considered to succeed in making big data actionable and operational and will aim to provide attendees a solid direction to take their big data analytics initiatives. 

Bill Franks is Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata, where he provides insight on trends in the analytics & big data space and helps clients understand how Teradata and its analytic partners can support their efforts.

In addition, Franks is a faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics and the author of the books Taming The Big Data Tidal Wave and The Analytics Revolution.

He is also a sought after speaker and frequent blogger. His work has spanned clients in a variety of industries for companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to small non-profit organizations. 

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6:30p - Doors open - Networking, food, & drinks

7:05p - Welcome & Announcements

7:15p - Keynote

8:30p - Networking

9:00p - Goodnight & Thanks!

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  • Allan H.

    Is the presentation available online anywhere?

    October 30, 2014

  • Nicolas

    Fantastic presentation. Loved the analogies.

    October 30, 2014

  • John Carl Williams I.

    Great examples and excellent presentation overall.

    October 30, 2014

  • Frank H.

    Very engaging and definitely an SME, nerd :) ... Not

    October 30, 2014

  • Travis T.

    Thanks to everyone who came to the event tonight and especially to Bill Franks and Teradata! Get Bill's book on Amazon here: The Analytics Revolution: How to Improve Your Business By Making Analytics Operational In The Big Data Era

    4 · October 29, 2014

  • Binh D

    IT/analytics serving vs enabling and the yogurt shop was one of the best analogy Bill Franks explained tonight. Thanks

    2 · October 29, 2014

  • Daniel S.

    Where will this event be held?

    September 8, 2014

    • Amelia M.

      Thanks, Chandan! Parking is free in the GTRI deck.

      October 29, 2014

    • Travis T.

      Free parking on-site

      October 29, 2014

  • Travis T.

    Free parking is available on-site at the GTRI Conference Center. GTRI is brisk 15 minute walk from MARTA's Arts Center Station.

    October 29, 2014

  • rajal

    Is this close to midtown Marta train station.?

    October 29, 2014

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