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KPMG and Imperial College London yesterday announced the launch of a new initiative that aims to meet the excess demand for data scientists. With an investment of £20m from KPMG, the two organisations will open the “KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics”, where the focus of the project will be

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) revealed recently that it will be publishing a data protection guide for businesses and organisations around big data. The news comes after the ICO announced at an event in London that there were over 15,000 data protection complaints in 2013/14, representing a 8.5 percent increase

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Apple and IBM on Tuesday announced a “landmark” partnership to merge their respective strengths to tackle the enterprise market. The deal, which was announced after Tuesday’s market’s close, will see IBM’s big data capabilities combine with Apple’s user-friendly iOS operating system. The two companies will work together on developing more

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Big DataConversations

We met with Professor Eric T. Meyer to discuss how the Oxford Internet Institute is researching Big Data. Professor Meyer is Senior Research Fellow and Director of Graduate Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute, where he has been on the faculty since 2007. His research focuses on the transition from

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BI & AnalyticsNews

The German software giant SAP announced yesterday that it has expanded its integration with Esri, a mapping specialist that provides geospatial services and content. The partnership brings high-performance spatial analytics, self-service mapping and collaboration to geographic information system (GIS) and business users to allow them to leverage real-time location intelligence

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Data ScienceNews

VentureBeat reported recently that Kaplan, a company that provides higher education and test preparation material, will be introducing its first data science bootcamp in New York City this September. The company will accept 10 to 20 students that will be trained over a period of 12 weeks by two data

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Dr. Joss Wright is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), where his current research focuses on analysing Internet censorship and data anonymization. Prior to the OII, Dr. Wright worked at the University of Siegen in Germany examining security and privacy issues in cloud computing. He has a

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We met with Adam Drake to hear his thoughts on Data Science and the qualities a Data Scientist should have. Adam is currently the Chief Data Scientist and Director of Engineering for Zanox, Europe’s largest affiliate network. He has been in technology roles for over 17 years in a variety

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Japanese IT vendor Fujitsu announced on Monday that it is injecting $2 billion over the next two years to expand its cloud portfolio. The company said that the majority of its budget will be spent on new datacenter capacity and ramping up investment in infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), software-as-a-service (SaaS),

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After Germany’s World Cup victory on Sunday, we reported how Microsoft’s Cortana, the company’s artificially intelligent personal assistant, was used to predicted the winner of nearly every game after the group stages. In conjunction with this, it was announced yesterday at the 15th annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit that Cortana

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