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Eileen McNulty

Eileen McNulty-Holmes is the Head of Content for Data Natives, Europe’s largest data science conference. For the past ten years, they have written, edited and strategised for companies and publications spanning tech, arts and culture. With a core focus in journalism and content, Eileen has also spoken at conferences, organised literary and art events, mentored others in journalism, and had their fiction and essays published in a range of publications. They are passionate about amplifying marginalised voices in their field (particularly those from the LGBTQ community), AI, and dressing like it’s still the ’80s

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We have a great lineup of news and articles this week for all you data enthusiasts. Firstly, a new survey from Gartner has shown that 73% of company’s have already invested or plan to invest in big data within the next 24 months, compared to last year’s 64%. We also saw

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Data ScienceNews

Taking their cues from the LAPD, the Seattle Police Department’s latest crime data mining program, called SeaStat, will identify crime hotspots based on analysis of crime data and community reports of incidents. According to the department’s news release, there has been an up rise in crime in the Capitol Hill

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News

Two US Senators from the Senate Finance Committee, Republican Chuck Grassley and Democrat Ron Wyden, have been advocating the need to make Medicare data available to the public to make Medicare claims data fully transparent while remaining secure. In a bid to involve masses in the exploration towards making healthcare

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News

India’s second-largest IT services provider, Infosys, have been busy recently. As well as extending their decade-long partnership with Microsoft and offering next-generation infrastructure to enterprises in collaboration with Hitachi, they’ve announced an entirely new partnership. They’ve partnered with Huawei to Huawei’s cloud computing infrastructure and Infosys’ IT expertise to their

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Data ScienceNews

Regardless of the outcome of today’s Scottish Independence Referendum, today is a landmark event in Great British history. Within the next 24 hours, Scotland will vote to decide whether or not to dissolve their 307-year-old union with England. Opinion polls have suggested the vote is too close to call; different

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Events

Splunk, provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced the speakers for .conf2014. The fifth annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference will feature more than 70 customer presentations, including Autodesk, British Sky Broadcasting Group, Cars.com, Cisco, Duke University, Expedia, The Hershey Company, Los Alamos National Laboratory and

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News

Ushering in the next-generation ANSI SQL to Hadoop, MapR has added a developer pre-release of Apache Drill, coined Drill 0.5, to its latest release. MapR, one of the leaders in enterprise Hadoop technology for big data deployments, has made available the 4.0.1 version of the MapR distribution including Apache Drill

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HealthcareNews

Globally, there were an estimated 44.4 million people with dementia in 2013. That number is set to 75.6 million by 2030, and 135.5 million in 2050, placing increasing amounts of pressure on the medical community to prevent, slow or stop the disease. The lack of proper treatment for Alzheimer’s has

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BI & AnalyticsNews

Press Release: Qlik, a leader in data discovery, today introduced general availability of Qlik Sense, the first device-independent, self-service visualization and discovery product engineered for enterprise-class governance and performance. Built on a modern architecture and powered by the patented, industry-proven Qlik data indexing engine, Qlik Sense gives users the unrestricted

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Press Release: Splunk, provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Trade Me, the leading online marketplace and classified advertising platform in New Zealand, has standardized on Splunk Enterprise. Splunk software is now in the hands of Trade Me business analysts who analyze data across

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