Future of Big Data Analytics - Data Science holds the key to unlocking insight

Talk: Future of Big Data Analytics: Data Science holds the key to unlocking insight

“Big Data” — the ever-expanding rate at which corporations are collecting data from systems, sensors, and the Social Web — has resulted in a critical business imperative to make sense of the deluge of information being stored. The principles of Data Science offer a way forward: by combining “data hacking” skills with statistical analysis tools and domain expertise, powerful insights can be made about customers, products, and even make reliable predictions about the future. In this presentation, I’ll present some examples of Big Data Analytics in action and discuss:
• Three key attributes of Data Scientists
• Tools and technology for Data Science with Big Data
• The impact of domain expertise on powerful predictive models
• How to make the most of Data Scientist resources

David Smith
Vice President, Marketing

David Smith has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products. David smith is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the popular tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Today, David leads marketing for REvolution R, supports R communities worldwide, and is responsible for the Revolutions blog. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, David served as vice president of product management at Zynchros, Inc.

This talk is in collaboration with big-data-sg. Please check them out here

Also, if you do wish to give a demo/speak after David, do let me, Abishek or John know. cheers


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  • Rio

    A highly intelligent and capable group of data scientists, PhDs, software enginneers, entrepreneurs and more made this an engaging and thought provoking evening.

    April 22, 2012

  • Michael N.

    Excellent, highly informative.

    April 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great combination of speakers, beer, food, and time for networking.

    April 21, 2012

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