Eileen McNulty
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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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Up until this point, startup DataGravity have been rather secretive about the data-aware solutions they’re developing. But now they’ve released their Discovery Series, following a successful beta period. The Discovery Series is initially offered in two models, the DG2200 and DG2400, with 48TB and 96TB capacity levels, which essentially applies

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For those of you uninitiated with The Ice Bucket Challenge, the basic premise is as follows: a person has a bucket of ice water tipped over their head. They then nominate two friends to also tip a bucket of ice water over their head, and said friends have 24 hours

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Online learning management system Desire2Learn Inc. recently scored $85 million in its second round of funding. With the new funding, Desire2Learn intends to expand international outreach and invest in the development of its cloud-based learning software. “Unlike advertising and e-commerce, education is an industry that has just begun to use

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Nasuni, a cloud-integrated storage provider for the global enterprise that combines on-premise hardware with cloud storage, has struck a $10 million round of venture capital funding. Early investors like Flybridge Capital Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners, were joined by newer investors as they participated in this extension

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Data Science

This week, guest contributor Sean Farrington delved into the world of professional data scientists and chief data officers, looking to determine whether such roles were fact or fad. He ultimately concluded that data scientists and chief data officers are potentially very valuable to enterprises, but their value is limited if

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The idea to provide the latest in any format of news, also known as ‘horserace journalism’ is probably as old as the trade itself. With the advent of news online, the margin of release of news has only grown smaller – right down to the milliseconds. “Not only are reporters

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Eran Barak, CEO of security startup Hexadite believes that security technology has become very sophisticated with the vast majority of applications and services concentrating on detection. Once a problem within the system is identified, it requires a solution — and there are significantly fewer solutions around to do that, and none

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The amount of money spent on US election campaigns continues to rise and rise. Obama spent a staggering $1 billion on his re-election effort in 2012. But it wasn’t just an impressively large budget which kept him in the White House; it was a sophisticated use of data and technology

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Disrputive taxi service provider Uber has seemingly found out a way to maximize its earnings by figuring out exactly how to position its drivers. In a recent blog post, Uber data scientist Bradley Voytek talks about how Uber’s “science team” simulated a city and found out that taxi drivers can

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Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS),U.K., the organisation responsible for managing university and college applications, will incorporate Splunk to help release A-level results on August 14th. Splunk provides operational intelligence software that monitors, reports and analyzes real-time machine data. Enterprise IT architect at UCAS, Peter Raymond, says that the work

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