San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
So you never considered yourself a data geek or programming nerd, but all the talk of "big data" has got you wondering how those things could possibly be relevant to you. Today, big data tools are being deployed to transform very traditional products and services at far lower costs than ever before. We'll look at how big data variety, volume and velocity is helping maintenance crews respond faster, manufacturers make US operations more profitable, and communities improve health for all. Join a discussion on how big data techniques could help you and those you serve do even more with less.
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Commoditization happens when your products and services become indistinguishable from your competitors and price is the only tool you have. You make less money doing more work with more competition. of Inferology will show how manufacturers, health providers, and others are using big data to start selling high-value solutions instead of merely completing price-driven transactions. Learn how others are moving back up the value stream using big data, and how you can do the same.
Data can play a huge role in the community, even when it isn't particularly big. works every day to tease meaningful insights from the core attributes of a big data ecosystem – velocity, variety, and volume. She especially works with a wide variety of seemingly unrelated open data for community development teams, activists, artists and public health workers. Learn what a day in her life is like as she uses open source tools and data, collaboration, partnerships and curiosity to help others, and learn how she's helping people involved in causes have greater impact through data.
Software you probably already use is gaining big data power that you can use without programming skills. is a Business Intelligence Technology Specialist at Microsoft, where he sees complex problems solved using both enterprise and desktop tools tapping into datasets from all over. He’ll share his thoughts on how a typical businessperson can use the data tools in Microsoft Excel, publicly available data and their own records to grow their business, work smarter, find opportunities and gain perspective in their professional and personal lives.
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