Just across the street from the south parking lot, Sports Authority Field at Mile High
11:15 am - Registration
November 13 - Monthly Lunch and Briefing 11:30 am
Big Data and Analytics:
Big Data and
Analytics - it is getting big. What it means to IT and
what is the impact?
Tom Holloran is active in Advanced Analytics community as an author and public speaker. His educational background includes a BS in Mathematical Engineering and an MS in Economics and Operations Research from the Colorado School of Mines. Tom's Analytics background includes recognition as a Franz Edelman Award finalist, Dr. R.E.D. Woolsey diamond pin recipient, and recipient of several corporate awards for analytics. Tom's IT background includes prior roles as CIO/CTO at NTT Verio, SVP of Network Services at Sabre, and VP of Technical Planning at United Airlines. His focus and passion is making businesses more competitive through the innovative use of Big Data and Advanced Analytics.
RMIMA – Big Data
Big Data is on the rise…take a look at Facebook, Twitter, Real-Time Marketing, and Geospatial Analytics to name a few areas where Big Data is big – and needed to support near real-time analytics for sales, service, and operational decision making. There are many new sources of data which is causing it to grow significantly. Sensor data for machines, RFID data in retail and manufacturing, digitized video in sports, smart-grids for utilities, not to mention web data.
It used to be that you could use the data on your data marts, EDWs, etc. to analyze what has happened. With the rise of Big Data, those analytics need to happen more quickly and incorporate the “old” technology with the new Big Data technology (such as Hadoop). These technologies will be required to work together to provide the analysts the tools they need and the data they need to make good decisions.
How do you effectively leverage Big Data? You need to get your people and approaches onto the same page. Tom used the acronym GREAT to show us: Guided, Relevant, Explainable, Actionable & Timely.
This was an excellent, timely and very interesting presentation. Join us next time for another GREAT presentation!
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