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Westworld’s Big Data Lesson: to Move Forward, We Must Be Able to Look into the Past

In this special guest feature, Pedro Castillo, CEO and Founder of Logtrust, discusses how HBO’s popular Westworld is introducing Big Data and AI concepts to a whole new audience with each episode, and people are noticing. While technologists in Silicon Valley may understand why the Bernard character was able to check legacy data against known (or current) data to find anomalies, the average viewer may not.

Raising the Bar for System Availability

In this special guest feature, Rochna Dhand, Director of Product Management at Nimble Storage, argues that a new standard has emerged that organizations must adopt to stay competitive: six-nines availability, or 99.9999 percent up-time. She examines the new standards, the challenges IT teams face from a reactive strategy to availability, and how a predictive approach can help reach a new level of availability.

Why Businesses Need to Continue Investing in Data: Big and Small

In this special guest feature, Julie Lockner, Global Market and Partner Programs, Data Platforms at InterSystems, discusses why businesses don’t need to stop investing in big data, but better manage and analyze the data in their arsenal to provide more personalized customer experiences.

Flash Storage, the Backbone of IoT

In this special guest feature, Rajesh Nair, CTO at Tegile Systems, discusses the impact multi-tier flash, NVMe, and scale-out storage technologies will have on the real-time processing of data for IoT, and what we can expect in the near future.

Big Healthcare Players Store Big Data in the Cloud

In this special guest feature, Gerard Scheitlin, Vice President of Security, Risk, and Assurance at Orion Health, makes the case that big healthcare players are storing big data in the cloud because the benefits of cloud infrastructures are significant and hard to ignore.

Push to the Cloud: Five Things to Nail Down Before Making the Switch

In this special guest feature, John Mertic, Director of Program Management for ODPi and Open Mainframe Project at The Linux Foundation, makes the argument that “When it comes to your data in the cloud, there are certain pieces to the technology puzzle you should have nailed down with five baseline things to address – regardless of your IT, data output, cloud provider and security – before making the switch…”

AI and Chatbots: Where we are and Where we’re headed

In this special guest feature, Kevin Curran, IEEE Senior Member and senior lecturer in computer science at Ulster University, takes a high-level view of one of the more popular AI-driven technologies we have seen this past year, and will continue to see in 2017 – chatbots.

NLG – The Cinderella of AI

In this special guest feature, Matthew Gould, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of Arria NLG, discusses how NLG doesn’t quite fire the imagination like AI, but it is the means to IA (Intelligence Amplification) and puts humans in control by harnessing computing power to amplify our capabilities.

Open Data Science Drives Transparency in Government

In this special guest feature, Michele Chambers, EVP Anaconda Business Unit & CMO, Continuum Analytics, discusses how in 2015, President Obama appointed DJ Patil as the first Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy to focus on using data to shape policies and practices, and how going forward it is important for all governments to understand that Data Science is crucial to all decision making.

Cognitive Computing: Ushering in a Whole New Cognitive Era with Deep Learning

In this special guest feature, Amitabh Sahare, Senior Content Writer at Allied Market Research, discusses how the cognitive era is fast approaching and the new cognitive computing systems are speeding up the process with sophisticated deep learning methods.