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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.

Emerging Technologies Like Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning and IoT Help Revolutionize Public Sector Agencies

Advanced analytics and other emerging technologies are revolutionizing the way governments and public service agencies are trying to address citizen demands, helping to overcome persistent challenges such as regulatory compliance, outdated legacy IT infrastructures and organizational cultures, according to a new research report from Accenture.

Interview: Roei Ganzarski, President and CEO of BoldIQ

I recently caught up with Roei Ganzarski, President and CEO of BoldIQ, to talk about the “smart cities” revolution taking place that’s powered by IoT technology.

Video: Why use Tables and Graphs for Knowledge Discovery System?

In this video from the 2016 HPC User Forum in Austin, John Feo from PNNL presents: Why use Tables and Graphs for Knowledge Discovery System? “GEMS software provides a scalable solution for graph queries over increasingly large data sets. As computing tools and expertise used in conducting scientific research continue to expand, so have the enormity and diversity of the data being collected. Developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Graph Engine for Multithreaded Systems, or GEMS, is a multilayer software system for semantic graph databases. In their work, scientists from PNNL and NVIDIA Research examined how GEMS answered queries on science metadata and compared its scaling performance against generated benchmark data sets. They showed that GEMS could answer queries over science metadata in seconds and scaled well to larger quantities of data.”

Rescuing Lost History: Using Big Data to Recover Black Women’s Lived Experiences

“A lot of times when people think about big data, they think about it in ahistorical times…outside of this political context,” said Ruby Mendenhall, an associate professor of sociology at UIUC. “It’s really important to think about whose voice is digitized, in journals and newspapers. A lot of that for black women has been lost and you need to make a concerted effort to recover it.” Mendenhall’s study employs Latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) algorithms and comparative text mining to search 800,000 periodicals in JSTOR (Journal Storage) and HathiTrust from 1746 to 2014 to identify the types of conversations that emerge about Black women’s shared experience over time.

Why Data Management Is An NGO’s Best Friend

In this contributed by Julie Whipple, Global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Qlik, examines how visual analytics and BI can help nonprofits.

Adding Security and More to Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre* Software version 3.0

Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre* Software has taken a leap toward greater enterprise capabilities and improved features for HPC with release of version 3.0. This latest version includes new security enhancements, dynamic LNET configuration support, ZFS snapshots, and other features asked for by the HPC community inside and outside the enterprise. Additionally, it adds the Intel Omni-Path Architecture drivers.

Looker Democratizes Census Voting Data

Looker, the data platform company, and Google BigQuery have found hundreds of hidden trends in voting data from the Census Bureau that until now couldn’t be explored freely because of the difficulties of accessing data of this size and complexity.

Smart Data for Smarter Fire Protection

Bart van Leeuwen, a senior firefighter from Amsterdam, was the featured speaker at the 2016 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. He spoke about his quest to leverage big data so that firefighters and community members are as safe as possible from fire.

Zoomdata Listed in AWS Marketplace for the U.S. Intelligence Community

Zoomdata, developers of one of the world’s fastest visual analytics platform for big data, today announced it is among the first group of technology vendors to be listed in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).