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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 Science

Michael Tambe is a Manager at LinkedIn, covering Business Operations and Analytics. He is a Data Driven Intrepreneur who uses Big Data, rigorous analyses, and human narrative to identify new business opportunities. In his work he prides himself on three key things: Business Analytics, Operational Depth and End-to-end ownership. Before

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Researchers at the the University of Manchester have made a breakthrough by identifying a new gene linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, using two of the world’s largest scientific data silos to compare the genes in mice and humans. This marks another step towards determining the type of people

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Employee analytics provider VoloMetrix has closed a $12 million Series B funding deal with Split Rock Partners and existing investor Shasta Ventures, taking the total funding raised so far to $17 million. Extracting and analyzing anonymized, aggregated header-level data from organisational communications, VoloMetrix creates “measurable” behavioural profiles around an organisation’s

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ConversationsData Science

We caught up with Jason Moss (Co-founder of Metis) and John Harnisher (VP of Data, Analytics and Insight at Kaplan) to discuss the new Data Science course at Metis. Metis offers comprehensive courses in digital practices, designed to teach the skills needed to succeed in an increasingly digital world. The new

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Predicting Deaths in Game of Thrones
Data Science

Who Will Be the Next Character to Die in Game of Thrones? It’s a question that is likely to have been brought up in your social circle at some point in the last couple of years – and a perfect opportunity to arm yourself with predictive analytics. Richard Vale, a

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BitYota, a Warehouse-as-a-Service provider for big data analytics, has now made available its flagship Data Warehouse Service (DWS). Founded in late 2011, the startup claims that, imbued with new capabilities, it provides greater power, versatility and convenience to the multi-structured data analytics platform. Dev Patel, CEO of BitYota explained, “Some

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A new survey conducted by GE and Accenture has found growing urgency for organizations to embrace Big Data Analytics in order to advance their Industrial Internet strategy. The global study, titled, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” surveyed 250 executives in China, France, Germany, India, South Africa, the U.K. and the

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Cloud-based talent management solutions provider Cornerstone On-Demand has signed into an agreement to acquire the privately-held big data workforce optimization outfit, Evolv Inc., paving the way for its clients to tap the power of big data analytics for the betterment of workforce decisions. “We have seen the talent management market

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Timeful, the “intelligent time manager” app, has appointed LinkedIn’s former Senior Manager of Data Science, Gloria Lau, to fill the newly formed position of Vice President of Data. “Making time for the things that actually matter in life is something we all have trouble with,” notes Lau, reports Business Wire.

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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has selected fourteen Moore Investigators who will receive $1.5 million each, over the next five years as part of the foundation’s Data-Driven Discovery initiative. Part of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Science Program, the $60 million, five-year Data-Driven Discovery Initiative is one of

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