Juan Salazar
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Juan Salazar

Juan has experience working in communications and marketing, mainly with Berlin-based tech startups, and holds a B.A. from Humboldt University, Berlin. When he’s not spending hours looking through data for good stories, he loves to read and write about the internet and the future of tech

Data ScienceEventsMachine Learning

For people in the know, machine learning is old hat. Even so, it’s set to become the data buzzword of the year — for a rather mundane reason. When things get complex, people expect technology to ‘automagically’ solve the problem. Whether it’s automated financial product consultation or shopping in the supermarket of

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FinanceFinTechStartups

In 2016, global market uncertainty seemed to make investors somewhat more cautious, thanks to the results of the votes in the UK and the USA. However, fintech’s stellar run did not come to a halt. According to the February report by KPMG, venture capital investment in the space rose 7%,

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Big DataCybersecurityUnderstanding Big Data

Big data is big news at the moment. The latest Yahoo! data breach, which affected data from over 500 million customers, continues to be discussed by press and public alike, while the role of big data in predicting and even influencing last year’s US election brought the term firmly into

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EventsInternet of ThingsStartups

On a sunny Friday morning, the IoT-EPI Challenge started bright and early at 9 AM (which is quite early, for Berlin standards) with an introductory talk for the participants and the media to get the rundown of the day. This wasn’t a typical idea-hackathon. Collaboration was key. The goal was

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EventsInternet of ThingsStartups

Collaboration and innovation go hand in hand, and are based in transcending frontiers – physical, technological, economical, you name it. Open innovation is one of the ways in which Europe can secure global competitiveness. The H2020 research and innovation program is the EU’s financial instrument to achieve this, and within

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Big DataData ScienceData Science 101FeaturedUnderstanding Big Data

Data Science, Data Analytics, Data Everywhere Jargon can be downright intimidating and seemingly impenetrable to the uninformed. While complicated vernacular is an unfortunate side effect of the similarly complicated world of machines, those involved in computers, data and whole host of other tech-intensive sectors don’t do themselves any favors with

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Career in Data Sciencce
BI & AnalyticsData ScienceTechnology & IT

Given the enormous amount of Business Intelligence software solutions available, narrowing down the right one for your business can be a tedious process. How does a business start implementing this software? One way to start is by looking at systems that are popular among peers, because those products are the

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Data ScienceInternet of ThingsResourcesTech Trends

2017 is set to be a success for the IoT industry, as the number of connected things grows at soaring speeds. The time has come for businesses, consultancies, and entrepreneurs to tap into this opportunity, if they want to stay in the vanguard. Of the projected 8.4 billion IoT-enabled devices

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Data ScienceEventsInternet of ThingsStartups

 Convince Your Boss! 5 Reasons to Attend the IoT Weekend You really want to come to our IoT workshop but you are not sure how to convince your boss to pay your ticket? Say no more. We’ve prepared some pretty good reasons for you (not that you do not know

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Artificial IntelligenceData ScienceEventsMachine LearningUnderstanding Big Data

Ajit Jaokar is a leading expert working at the intersection of Data Science, IoT, AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, Mobile, and Smart Cities. He teaches IoT and Data Science at Oxford and also is a director of Smart Cities Lab in Madrid. Ajit’s work involves applying machine learning techniques to

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