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Kirk is a data scientist, top big data influencer and professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University.He spent nearly 20 years supporting NASA projects, including NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope as Data Archive Project Scientist, NASA’s Astronomy Data Center, and NASA’s Space Science Data Operations Office. He has

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Jamal is a regular commentator on the Big Data industry. He is an executive and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience driving strategy for Fortune 500 companies. In addition to technology strategy, his concentrations include digital oil fields, the geo-mechanics of multilateral drilling, well-site operations and completions, integrated workflows,

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Max Kanaskar is an Associate for Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company). He has extensive experience in IT capability development and data management, and has advised companies in transformational data management programs, including data strategy, management and governance. See All of Max Kanaskar’s Posts Here

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Nicolas has previously worked for Salesforce.com in Dublin and with Goldman Sachs International in London, and has written for Dataconomy and VentureBeat. Currently based in Paris, Nicolas is an avid fan of technology and Big Data. See all of Nicolas Silvy’s posts here.

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Chris Pearson is a partner at Big Cloud. Big Cloud is a talent search firm focusing on all things Big Data. In his debut article with us, Chris talks about the science behind finding the right Data Scientist. See all of Chris Pearson’s posts here.

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Melanie is a postdoc at Harvard University, where she is creating and munching data from biological experiments. Most of the time she she is trying to figure out what yeast cells have done while growing on a Petri dish. It turns out that automated data analysis with Matlab and Python

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IBM and FujiFilm announced on Monday that their researchers have broken the world record in the amount of data that can be stored per square inch on Linear Tape-Open (LTO) cartridge. IBM’s demonstrations showed that FujiFilm’s “double-coated” tape could store 85.9 billion bits per square inch on areal data density

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Microsoft announced yesterday that they have agreed to extend their partnership with SAP to improve big data, cloud computing and enterprise mobility. The partnership will enable SAP applications to be available on Microsoft Azure as well as Excel being connected to SAP BusinessObjects. “For our customers, SAP and Microsoft are

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Nigeria telecommunication operators will be competing to upgrade their big data technologies over the next few years to ensure they will effectively predict consumer behaviour, buying habits and choices of their customers. According to a recent article in Leadership, the big data market is valued at more than $200 billion.

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The Chinese search giant, Baidu, announced last week that it has hired the head of Google’s “deep learning” project, Andrew Ng. Ng will now assume the role of chief data scientist for Baidu’s new research initiative, taking the lead of labs in Beijing and Sunnyvale, California. “Andrew is the ideal

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