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Data Science & Analytics at Birchbox

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Liz Crawford, CTO of Birchbox, presented at Data Driven NYC in October 2015. She gave a behind-the-scenes look at Birchbox’s Data Science & Analytics practice.

Cornell to Lead Aristotle Cloud Federation for Research


Today Cornell University announced a five-year, $5 million project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to build a federated cloud comprised of data infrastructure building blocks (DIBBs) designed to support scientists and engineers requiring flexible workflows and analysis tools for large-scale data sets, known as the Aristotle Cloud Federation.

Global Survey Reveals CFOs Seek Single Source of Truth to Power Data-Driven Business Transformation


Adaptive Insights, a leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM) for the biggest brands and the hottest companies, unveiled its Q3 2015 CFO Indicator report bench marking chief financial officers’ (CFOs’) perspectives on their evolving roles as they lead business transformation across their organizations in an increasingly data-driven world.

Why Big Data Isn’t Helping Retailers Innovate


In this special guest feature, Jamie Rapperport of Eversight discusses how most major retailers today have access to massive volumes of transaction and customer data, and are starting to use more sophisticated analytics to better understand their customers and deliver a more personalized shopping experience. However, the industry is also becoming familiar with the shortcomings of this data.

Seattle Police Department Selects Accenture to Deliver Data Analytics Platform to Support Police Operations and Investigations


The Seattle Police Department (SPD) has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to design and implement a data analytics platform that will give the Department reliable and rapidly accessible data that will enable it to meet important management and governance objectives and support leadership decision making.

The Benefits of Becoming a Smart City


Advances in technology are quickly paving the way for smart cities. A smart city is an urban center that harnesses technologies, such as IT, to improve the quality of life of residents, manage available resources such as roads and water in economically sustainable manner, and reduce environmental pollution. According to figures published by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), smart city technologies will grow to an industry worth $27.5 billion by 2023.

Efficiency: Big Data Meets HPC in Financial Services

HPC BIGDATA Convergence

Converging High Performance Computing (HPC) and Lustre* parallel file systems with Hadoop’s MapReduce for Big Data analytics can eliminate the need for Hadoop’s infrastructure and speeding up the entire analysis. Convergence is a solution of interest for companies with HPC already in their infrastructure, such as the financial services Industry and other industries adopting high performance data analytics.

Ready for Prime Time: Natural Language Processing for Healthcare


In this special guest feature, Anand Shroff, CTO of Health Fidelity, discusses the challenges to using natural language processing in the hospital setting.

Data-Driven Insights with MATLAB Analytics: An Energy Load Forecasting Case Study


In this article, Seth DeLand and Adam Filion use MATLAB to complete the entire data analytics workflow for a load forecasting application. Using this application, utility analysts can select any region in the state of New York to see a plot of past energy load and predicted future load.

England Rugby League Uses Qlik to Enhance Team Performance


Qlik® (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics, announced that the England Rugby League team is using QlikView® to analyze its player, match, and talent data to gain better insights into the way the team is playing and, ultimately, enhance their performance.