Big Data rollout from the White House - 0/4 thought leaders statisticians, 0/n participants statisticians. One example of this kind of thinking is this insane table from the alumni magazine of the University of California which I found from this [This year the idea that statistics is important for big data has exploded into the popular media. Here are a few examples, starting with the Lazer et.
There is a set of important emerging digital trends I track as a futurist that are together converging very fast. These digital trends are all potentially disruptive, unless we plan ahead for the impact and change that is coming. More agility, smarter business processes and better productivity are the likely outcomes. Recently I gave a talk about my thinking that the Next Digital Disruption is big data and AI. I call it Big Data Intelligence.
If you consider just the evolution of data management it has been a rocky road. Computers helped but there is still worldwide allot of paper. We move atoms more then bits. The history of big data efforts has not always delivered productive outcomes. Then came data warehousing where we digitize all of the information in paper files and put that in discs or databases.
March 27th, 2016 To reiterate the presence of big data analytics and solutions in the market, Microsoft has stepped up as partner for Business Intelligence Analytics and Hackathon at the Big Data show, taking place on 29th and 30th March at the Dubai World Trade Center. With the digital universe growing every two years, and with machine generated data expanding from 11% in 2005 to over 40% in 2020, Microsoft firmly believes that greater insights can be accessed by converting raw unstructured data into meaningful intelligent actions. The Big Data Show will have local, regional and international exhibitors shedding light on converting unfiltered data into structured data and will feature a host of on-site demonstrations at the Microsoft stand around IoT Remote Monitoring, Emotion Recognition and Social Analytics solutions. Microsoft's Participation at the Big Data Show will also highlight the role of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 as a business analytics and data management platform that combines unique cloud capabilities for building transformative apps and represents a giant step forward for Microsoft in the history of databases. Interactive sessions at the Big Data show will provide an excellent opportunity for delegates to meet some of the world's leading big data and analytical experts to deliberate on operational challenges and share unparalleled industry knowledge.
Telstra has announced the acquisition of Readify, a developer of Microsoft software applications, saying it will bolster the telecommunications provider's cloud offerings. "As we know, apps and software in general are playing an increasingly important role in businesses. Readify is recognised globally for its innovative software solutions and will further help us create software-led digital transformations with our customers," Bendschneider said. "Readify will provide application development and data analytics services, nicely complementing Kloud's existing services. It will enable Telstra to add incremental value to customers in enterprise cloud applications, API-based customisation, and extensions, as well as business technology advisory services."