DataIQ has released the list of their top 50 influencers and important people in the Big Data field for 2014. Topping the list: Viviane Reding! (the European Commissioner for Justice). 2014 is anticipated to be a year with numerous changes in European Data Protection Law, including the probable introduction of an
As more and more companies jump on the Big Data bandwagon, Wells Fargo joins the ranks by hiring a new Chief Data Officer. A. Charles Thomas, a Yale graduate who has previously worked at Hewlett-Packard and has ran the USAA’s analytics team, will be based in the San Francisco office.
Stratosphere – the Berlin based next generation Big Data Analytics Platform gets accepted for Google Summer of Code 2014. Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. In the past Google has worked with the open source community to identify and fund exciting projects in this field.
Robert Metzger is studying towards a master’s degree in computer science at the TU Berlin. He is a member of the open-source developing team at Stratosphere, a Big Data Analytics platform based on Hadoop and armed with Java and Scala programming abstractions. His interests lie in database implementation, cluster computing
Infogram concluded a first round of venture capital funding. Point Nine Capital, together with Connect Ventures and HackFWD invested €1.3M into the company. Infogr.am is a startup that provides a web platform to easily create info-graphics. The funds will be used for expansion purposes in the US. This announcement by the
infogr.am infogr.am is a Riga-based company founded by Uldis Leiterts and Raimonds Kaze in February of 2012. The company offers a platform which allows user to create infographics in an easy and efficient way, without having too much graphic design knowledge. infogr.am was admitted to the HackFwd accelerator program. Funding
As one of our first posts in the new years we want to recap the year that passed by sharing with you our top 10 impacts of Big Data in 2013. 1. Google’s Driverless car: In order to evaluate its direction, its surroundings, its speed and any other necessary information Google’s
Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV Ventures) was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Menlo Park. Within their Tech focus MDV is particularly interested in e.g. Data and Storage companies. The two managing partners are Bill Ericson and Jon Feiber.
Below we present a list of top 10 Big Data Twitter influencers : 1.Hilary Mason : Data Scientist in Residence at Accel, Scientist Emeritus atbitly, co-founder of HackNY, co-host of DataGotham, and member of NYCResistor. http://www.hilarymason.com/about/ @hmason, 12.3K tweets, 39.K followers. 2. Mike Gualtieri : Analyst at Forrester. Involved with