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Big Data Career Notes: March 2020 Edition

Mar 13, 2020 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Making Sense of Sound: What Does Machine Learning Mean for Music?

Feb 28, 2020 |

AI has proven to have a considerable impact on some major industries. While autonomous cars and virtual assistants are slowly becoming a reality, the creative industry has been experimenting with AI for several years already. Read more…

Digital to Profit: When AI and Machine Learning Meet Pricing

Jan 6, 2020 |

Before I get into the topic of how companies are using AI and machine learning to drive price optimization and gain a competitive advantage, let’s take a step back and get nostalgic for a moment. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: December 2019 Edition

Dec 16, 2019 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Real Progress Being Made in Explaining AI

Dec 9, 2019 |

One of the biggest roadblocks that could prevent the widespread adoption of AI is explaining how it works. Deep neural networks, in particular, are extremely complex and resist clear description, which is a problem when it comes to ensuring that decisions made by AI are made fairly and free of human bias. Read more…

News In Brief

Spending Surge Predicted for Factory Data Management

May 26, 2020 |

As big data goes, the industrial sector is among the largest producers, with sensors collecting data along assembly lines on everything from the status of manufacturing equipment to product inspection cameras. Read more…

EU Analytics Effort Goes ‘Extreme Scale’

May 22, 2020 |

A European Union analytics initiative seeks to forge a new software architecture for what developers dub “extreme-scale” data analytics that would be applied to autonomous transportation and “smart mobility” systems. Read more…

Cloud Misconfigurations Spur DB ‘Repatriation’

May 20, 2020 |

Cloud database misconfigurations are among the fastest growing sources of data breaches over the last five years, according to an annual survey of data breaches.

Those security concerns are among the reasons more enterprise databases are being moved off public clouds, market analysts note. Read more…

Contact Tracing Prompts U.S. Data Privacy Bills

May 19, 2020 |

A flurry of data privacy proposals introduced in Congress as COVID-19 contact tracing efforts ramp up look to create safeguards for handling sensitive medical and other consumer information collected by smartphone apps. Read more…

Reliable Supply Chain Data Hard to Come By

May 19, 2020 |

The pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in global supply chains, and one consequence is a growing lack of reliable data about suppliers that costs businesses plenty since the novel coronavirus emerged. Read more…

This Just In

IDC’s Global DataSphere Forecast Shows Continued Steady Growth in the Creation and Consumption of Data

May 8, 2020 |

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 8, 2020 – More than 59 zettabytes (ZB) of data will be created, captured, copied, and consumed in the world this year, according to a new update to the Global Datasphere from International Data Corporation (IDC). Read more…

Teradata Board Appoints Steve McMillan President and Chief Executive Officer

May 8, 2020 |

SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2020 — Teradata announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Steve McMillan President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, effective June 8, 2020.

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Esri Provides Free COVID-19 Resources to Nonprofits

May 7, 2020 |

REDLANDS, Calif., May 7, 2020—Esri announced it will provide a COVID-19 Response Package for free to all nonprofit organizations responding to the pandemic. This package includes data, templates, and solutions that are accessible through Esri’s Disaster Response Program (DRP). Read more…

Alteryx Announces New Global Upskilling Program to Certify Thousands of Data Workers in 2020

May 7, 2020 |

IRVINE, Calif., May 7, 2020 – Alteryx, Inc. announced the launch of a new program called Advancing Data and Analytics Potential Together (ADAPT). ADAPT is the newest pillar of the company’s corporate social responsibility initiative, Alteryx For Good, and will offer free data training to thousands of workers globally who have found themselves unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Read more…

The Govlab at NYU Tandon Invites Global Community to Vote Data Questions Related to Gender

May 7, 2020 |

BROOKLYN, New York, May 7, 2020 — As part of efforts to identify priorities across sectors in which data and data science could make a difference, The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering has partnered with Data2X, the gender data alliance housed at the United Nations Foundation, to release ten pressing questions on gender that experts have determined can be answered using data. Read more…

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