Posts In Category

Data Science

While the field of data science is not tied directly to Big Data, advances in one tends to produce advances in the other. Big Data increases our ability to harvest and process data, while data science allows us to dig into it for insights.

Data ScienceNews

We recently reported on how big data is revolutionising recruitment by aggregating job applications and sifting out the best talent: now, Entelo are harnessing this kind of technology to boost diversity in the recruitment process. Look into the offices of any given tech company right now, you will more than

Read More
Data ScienceTechnology & IT

Follow @DataconomyMedia We caught up with Suresh Shankar the Founder of Crayon Data. Suresh is serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of consulting and marketing experience, having fuelled growth for companies such as: Citibank, ABN AMRO, Standard Chartered, HP, Nokia, Motorola, Unilever, Pond’s, Pepsi and McDonald’s. Before founding Crayon, Suresh was

Read More
Data ScienceNews

Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, co-author of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, has been speaking in Taipei recently about the possibilities of Big Data for Taiwan’s small and medium enterprises. He highlighted that one of the main reasons Taiwan’s SMEs ought to be capitalising on

Read More
Data ScienceNews

Mode, a startup marketing itself as the “Github for data analysis”, has opened a beta version of its service to the public, as well as securing $2 million in venture capital. Formation8 led the funding round, with participation from Panorama Pointand Goldcrest as well as individual investors, including Reddit founder

Read More
Data ScienceUnderstanding Big Data

This article was first posted by Carla Gentry here. Carla is currently owner and data scientist at Analytical Solution.She has worked in the field of data science for over 15 years, and has worked for Fortune 100 and 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Hershey, Kraft, Kellogg’s and Firestone. She

Read More
Data ScienceNews

The growth of Airbnb has received a lot of attention over the past few years, especially since it’s $10 billion valuation. In a recent interview, the company’s head of data science, Riley Newman, explained how data was at the core of its tremendous success. As Riley explained, “data is the

Read More
Data ScienceNews

Data Science for Social Good, a data science fellowship personally bankrollled Google chief Eric Schmidt, has commenced for its second summer. The fellowship sees 48 fellows (selected from a pool of 300 candidates) come together “to tackle problems that really matter.” Partners this year include World Bank Group, City of

Read More
Data ScienceNews

Intel is spearheading projects to improve food and water security in California. California is a particularly apt place to start; agriculture in the region is a $46.3 billion industry, and they’re world leaders in avocado and almond production. But they’re also facing a devastating drought; nearly one third of their

Read More
Data ScienceUncategorized

The hype around the term “big data” can be pernicious. The ubiquity of the term, coupled with a lack of understanding about what it actually means, often leads to overly-ambitious expectations of what big data projects can actually achieve. This week, guest contributor Jamal Khawaja aimed to clear the fog

Read More
Data ScienceNews

We recently reported on how Netflix is using big data algorithms to power its recommendation system; now, a Netflix blog post highlights other ways in which the company is using big data behind the scenes to enrich its service. They’re putting the data to work largely to improve Quality of

Read More