How to innovate in the Age of Big Data presented by Stephen Brobst

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Executive Summer Session

Stephen Brobst will be at the European Data Innovation Hub. We asked him to share his views on the importance of open data, open source, analytics in the cloud and data science. Stephen is on the forefront of the technology and we can’t wait to hear what is happening in the Silicon Valley. Count on it that you will leave the workshop inspired and weaponed with some actionable ideas that will help us to define a profitable strategy for the data science teams.

Format of the session :

  • 15:00 – Keynote:How to innovate in the Age of Big Data
  • 15:50 – Open Discussion on “Sustainable Strategies for Data Science, tackling following topics:
  • Data Science is the Key to Business Success
  • Three Critical Technologies Necessary for Big Data Exploitation
  • How to Innovate in the Age of Big Data
  • 16:45 – Networking Session

Stephen Brobst is the Chief Technology Officer for Teradata Corporation.  Stephen performed his graduate work in Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where his Masters and PhD research focused on high-performance parallel processing. He also completed an MBA with joint course and thesis work at the Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management.  Stephen is a TDWI Fellow and has been on the faculty of The Data Warehousing Institute since 1996.  During Barack Obama’s first term he was also appointed to the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in the working group on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD).  He was recently ranked by ExecRank as the #4 CTO in the United States (behind the CTOs from Amazon.com, Tesla Motors, and Intel) out of a pool of 10,000+ CTOs.

Seminar – June 22 – SAP Data, Finally With Zero Waiting Time

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Getting access to data is always a high priority for all data scientists. Anyone delaying or blocking access to data is often regarded as ‘the enemy’. But when the data source is SAP the challenge takes on a whole new meaning with endless requirement forms and waiting times of geological proportions. Any data scientist in medium-to-large companies will inevitably face this humongous challenge with accessing SAP data.

But what if data scientists had access to all SAP data all the time ?

On 22-Jun, a “Free-Your-SAP-data” seminar will explain how to access all SAP data within days (not years), then let data pour in real-time to fuel science. This seminar will explain the underlying technology and share examples from several of the world’s most popular brands in the food, beverages and manufacturing industries.

Info & agenda :

  • 10h00 Introduction
  • 10h15 How to “free your SAP data”?
  • 11h00 Customer Cases:
    • Handling multiple SAP source systems
    • Integration with non-SAP data
  • 12h00 Networking Lunch

Event – Official Opening of the European Data Innovation Hub in Brussels – October 20th 10AM

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We are so pleased to announce that our Hub will officially be inaugurated by Alexander De Croo, Bianca Debaets, Frank Koster, Marietje Schaak and Jörgen Gren. Over 100 directors and managers have already confirmed their presence to this ribbon cutting ceremony that will be held in our new offices in the Axa building.

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Join us on October 20th at 10AM to meet young data startups, talk to representatives of the academic world, share your ideas with the politics representatives that support us and discover our datascience training offering.

There are only a few more spaces left so please hurry and reserve your seat via our eventbrite page.

I’m looking forward to meeting you in our new offices soon,

Philippe Van Impe
asbl European Data Innovation Hub vzw 
Inspire – Innovate – Connect

Article – Fortune Ranks Top Companies Changing the World

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Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower scholars and professionals to apply data sciences to address humanity’s grand challenges.

Join us:

Our community is driven by the doing-for-good initiative. This is why we have in the past supported and implemented  different data-4-good initiativessuch as the one we did for Médecins sans frontières. Not only are we planning to do another major data-4-good hackathon this year, we also want to continue our efforts in data-education and focus on helping young professionals to do an interesting traineeship in an innovative data environment. To manage all these activities we have founded the European Data Innovation Hub vzw/asbl, a non-for-profit organization based in Brussels.

Here is a nice article published this summer in Fortune showing how companies are forging ahead to tackle the world’s most intransigent problems. If your company wants to be part of this movement, you can become one of our Innovation Partners.

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Business-as-usual is changing. The conventional wisdom that capitalism comes at great cost to society is being challenged. Instead, we’ve observed that the most innovative companies are using those same market drivers – the ones that have until now been a cause of such criticism and skepticism –as drivers for positive change in the world.

Fortune’s new “Change the World” list contributes to this trend. As Fortune Editor Alan Murray explains, “It is meant to shine a spotlight on companies that have made significant progress addressing major social problems as a core part of their business strategy.” FSG and the Shared Value Initiative lent our expertise to help collect and vet nominations for the list.

check out the original movie here: http://for.tn/1hMVB0B

This is the first list of its kind in which companies are recognized – and competitively ranked – on business innovations that positively impact pressing social and environmental issues. The presence of such a list in the pages of Fortune is news itself as when we first wrote about shared value in 2011, companies creating shared value were more the exception than the rule. TheFortune “Change the World” List shows us that the concept of aligning business opportunity and social impact is moving into the mainstream.

On the “Change the World” list, you’ll find familiar companies that we’ve highlighted in the past as well as a few surprises – but to be clear, this is not a “good company” ranking. Murray puts it best: “We recognize these are large global companies with complex operations that may be ameliorating one great global problem even as they contribute to another.”

But one thing the “Change the World” companies all have in common is that they recognize the business value in addressing societal needs. In their quest for profits, they are driving innovations that improve health outcomes, make progress on climate change, provide better access to education, and create new economic opportunities for those in poverty. They realize that business can – and must – compete to change the world.

Which companies are changing the world? Find out who made the list and browse best practices on the Shared Value Initiative community.

33 most noted Data Scientists on Twitter by Baiju NT

33 most noted Data Scientists on Twitter

Jun 27, 2014  by Baiju NT

Do you follow these 33 most notable Data Scientists on Twitter?

1. Hilary Mason @hmason

Data Scientist in Residence at @accel. I ♥ data and cheeseburgers.

2. John Myles White @johnmyleswhite

Scientist at Facebook and Julia developer. Author of Machine Learning for Hackers and Bandit Algorithms for Website Optimization. Tweets reflect my views only.

3. Peter Skomoroch @peteskomoroch

Creating intelligent systems to automate tasks & improve decisions. Entrepreneur, ex Principal Data Scientist @LinkedIn. Machine Learning, Product, Networks

4. Gregory Piatetsky @kdnuggets

KDnuggets President, Analytics/Big Data/Data Mining/Data Science expert, KDD & SIGKDD co-founder, was Chief Scientist at 2 startups, part-time philosopher.

5. Ryan Rosario @DataJunkie

Machine Learning Engineer at Facebook: statistician & computer scientist. Natural language processing, network analysis, modeling. UCLA Bruin. Opinions my own.

6. DJ Patil @dpatil

Building products at RelateIQ – http://www.relateiq.com

7. Jeff Hammerbacher @hackingdata

@techammer @hammer_lab @cloudera

8. David Smith @revodavid

Blogger, R evangelist and Chief Community Officer at Revolution Analytics — david@revolutionanalytics.com

9. Christopher D. Long @octonion

JMI data scientist and thoroughbred analyst. Consultant for the Houston Rockets and an unnamed MLB team.

10. Carla Gentry @data_nerd

Data Scientist, Data_Nerd Founder Analytical-Solution. What can your data do for you? Measure, Segment, Research and Data Analysis – keys for increasing ROI

11. Ben Lorica @bigdata

Chief Data Scientist @OReillyMedia. Director of Content Strategy @strataconf. Aspirant Parisien. Every Sunday is a Hack Day.

12. Siah @siah

Just finished a PhD at Berkeley. Silicon Valley Scientist. Machine Learning, HCI, Data Science and Statistics. Addicted to coffee and in love with @marjoo

13. Ferenc Huszar @fhuszar

VC data scientist at @Balderton. Previously at @PeerIndex

14. Drew Conway @drewconway

Data nerd, hacker, student of conflict.

15. Michael Wu Ph.D. @mich8elwu

Scientist: Big Data, Gamification, Influence, Predictive Social Analytic, Cyber Anthropology, Social Network Analysis, Machine Learning, Community Dynamics

16. Matt Wood @mza

Amazon Web Services

17. Olivier Grisel @ogrisel

Datageek, engineer @Parietal_INRIA, contributor to scikit-learn. I like Python, NumPy, Spark & interested in Machine Learning, NLProc, {Big|Linked|Open} Data.

18. Josh Wills @josh_wills

Data Scientist and Apache Crunch committer. I mostly tweet about #hadoop and postmodern lit. Yeah, I know.

19. John Foreman @John4man

Chief Data Scientist @MailChimp. My new book Data Smart (http://amzn.com/111866146X ) is out from @WileyTech. http://john-foreman.com

20. Jake Porway @jakeporway

Believer in tech+data for beautiful purposes || Director @DataKind || TV nerd @NatGeoChannel || Fiercely optimistic

21. Andrew Ng @AndrewYNg

Chief Scientist of Baidu; Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera; Stanford CS faculty. #machinelearning, #deeplearning #MOOCs, #edtech

22. Eric Xu (徐宥) @mathena

Data Scientist at Google. Things I enjoy: arts, cooking, martial arts, musicals, painting, philosophy, skateboarding and Zen.

23. Monica Rogati @mrogati

Data @ Jawbone. Turned data into stories & products at LinkedIn. Text mining, applied machine learning, recommender systems. Ex-gamer, ex-machine coder; namer.

24. P. Oscar Boykin @posco

Human @ Twitter, runner, Programming, Hadoop, Scala, co-author of @scalding, @summingbird

25. Benedikt Koehler @furukama

Backpacker Data Scientist • Passionate about Number Crunching, Machine Learning & Big Data • Food & Craft Beer • Hadoop, Python & R • Soc PhD • Dad & Dog Owner

26. David Gutelius @gutelius

Founded the @dataguild. I like startups, data of all sizes, economics, network dynamics, adventure, national insecurities, and improving things.

27. Marck Vaisman @wahalulu

Data Scientist & consultant. Master munger and hacker. Data Community DC Co-Founder. Dad. Geek. Kid at heart ¡venezolano con orgullo!

28. Andreas Weigend @aweigend

Social Data Lab

29. Amy Heineike @aheineike

Director of Mathematics @Quidlabs. Bring on the algorithms!

30. Sebastian Thrun @SebastianThrun

CEO Udacity, Research professor at Stanford, member of National Academy of Engineering, serial entrepreneur.

31. Jen Lowe @datatelling

gonzo dataist for hire. I connect people + numbers + words. Teaching @SVADSI. Taught @ITP_NYU. Researched @S_I_D_L. Cofounded @sfpc_school. #desertgrown

32. Doug Cutting @cutting

33. Kirk Borne @kirkborne

PhD DataScientist Astrophysicist, Top #BigData Influencer. Passions: #DataScience, #DataMining, Astroinformatics, #CitizenScience http://kirkborne.net

53. Philippe Van Impe @pvanimpe

Social entrepreneur, growing the happiest european startups around Data Science and Analytics, Community builder & marketing expert. #DataScience, #BigData,  #BeTech, #Startups, #CitizenScience http://datasciencebe.com

 

Please add the name of the people who should be mentioned in this list. Who else is missing?