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About the Webinar
From its widespread formal business practice to the scope of casual popular awareness, “Big Data” has a tendency to live up to its name. Featured in countless headlines, journal articles, and industry reviews, Big Data metrics and methods such as NoSQL and Hadoop have taken up plenty of the spotlight as of late. However, most of what has been written about these topics is focused on the hardware, services, and scale-out involved with them, a misguided focus that ignores the critical questions driving any shift in corporate strategy: what can Big Data do for you? Which approach to it best fits your organization? And perhaps most importantly, what is required on your end in order to spur a successful implementation process?
In the interest of answering these and other questions, this webinar will:
- Provide guidance on how to think about and establish realistic Big Data management plans and expectations for generating business value, as well as on the means by which big data can complement existing data management practices
- Introduce a framework for evaluating the various choices when it comes to implementing and succeeding with Big Data/NoSQL
- Elaborate upon the prototyping nature of practicing Big Data techniques
- Show how to demonstrate a sample use case
About the Speaker
Founding Director, Data Blueprint
Peter Aiken, Ph.D., is a modern-day business guru, highly sought after as a keynote speaker and widely respected as one of the top ten data management authorities worldwide. During the course of a career spanning over 30 years, Peter has revolutionized the data management discipline, an achievement to which more than 50 organizations in 20 countries and myriad industries—from healthcare to defense, telecommunications to manufacturing—can attest. Peter’s technical know-how and experience as a speaker, teacher, consultant, and writer have produced outstanding structural efficiency and profitability for dozens of clients—not to mention six renowned data management publications, the latest of which are his books Monetizing Data Management and Making the Case for the Chief Data Officer. Outside of winning over crowds all across the globe, Peter is the Founding Director of Data Blueprint—a data management consulting firm with a steadfast reputation for putting organizations on the right path to leverage data for competitive advantage and operational excellence—as well as a former President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA), an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a passionate horse enthusiast alongside his wife Cathy.