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March 27, 2015

Leverage Big Data Cross-Industry Panel: Video Now Available


Big data means different things to different people. To some, massive data is a challenge to be overcome, while for others it’s an opportunity to seize. At Tabor Communications’ recent Leverage Big Data event, experts from different industries came together to compare their big data notes.

As a professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University, Kirk Borne tracks things moving through the universe over space and time. But that broad description could refer to just about anything, he points out, including the activities of cyber criminals attempting to hack a system over the Internet.

Trevor Mason, the vice president of technology research at IRI Worldwide, also faces big data challenges. As a provider of product data to consumer processed goods (CPG) firms, IRI must manages a large number of variables in data describing CPG goods. As you combine those variables, the number of possibilities quickly skyrockets.

Big data represents a challenge to Kerry Hughes, the advanced computing leader at Dow Chemical, who was also on the panel. For Hughes, connecting big data and high performance computing (HPC) technology with the person with the requisite domain expertise is the tough part to crack.

Helping clients to act on fast-moving data is important for panelist Asif Alam, the head of enterprise capabilities at Thomson Reuters. The advent of machine readable financial data generated by more than 400 different exchanges, in combination with outside data such as weather and news, allows Thomson Reuters to help its clients make decisions quickly in our fast-changing world.

Check out the entire 38 minute session below:


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