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Interview: Dell’s Migration of Internal Analytics to Statistica


I recently caught up with John K. Thompson, General Manager of Advanced Analytics at Dell Software to discuss Dell’s migration of its entire internal analytics system to Statistica (its own platform).

Interview: The Marketing Disruption Brought About by Machine Learning: Making Marketers the Heroes

I recently caught up with Dr. Olly Downs, Chief Scientist and CTO at Amplero to talk about the excitement surrounding his company’s launch of Amplero as well as some thoughts on the future of machine learning coupled with marketing.

Interview: Michael O’Connell, Chief Data Scientist at TIBCO


I recently caught up with Michael O’Connell who is Chief Data Scientist at TIBCO, a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software, to talk about the flourishing career outlook, demand and job security that a career in data science and business analytics are bringing to the higher education community.

Strategic Big Data Pivot Leads Webtrends to Success


The interview that follows is with Peter Crossley, Director of Product Architecture at Webtrends to discuss his company’s data platform centered around Hadoop and Spark.

At TrueCar It’s Time to Invest and Be Innovative with Big Data


At the recent Hadoop Summit 2015 in San Jose, I had the opportunity to sit down with Russell Foltz-Smith, VP of Data Platform with TrueCar, Inc. to discuss his company’s use of data in general and Hadoop specifically.

Interview: Mike Lamble, CEO at Clarity Solution Group


We recently sat down with Mike Lamble who is CEO at Clarity Solution Group, a recognized data and analytics consulting firm, to discuss some of the more pressing topics in data management.

Interview: Szilard Pafka, Data Scientist


The Los Angeles data science Meetup scene is booming in large part due to the efforts of a local data scientist, Szilard Pafka. In the interview below, Szilard discusses his background in the field, the genesis of his many Meetup groups, the LA tech industry, and his plans to make his Meetups even more successful.

Big Data Industry Predictions for 2015


As 2014 draws to a close, here at insideBIGDATA we’re trying to cool our heels a bit to reflect on the amazing year we had for Big Data. We thought it would be interesting to put together a 2015 Predictions article that included perspectives from many of our new (and old) industry friends. Below, is a compilation of some of the most compelling predictions we heard.

Interview: Dan Blaisdell of Manifest Insights Talks Big Data and Business Intelligence: Past, Present, Future

Dan Blaisdell

“Our analytics platform connects directly to SQL database and 3rd party APIs and exposes their data in an easy-to-use interface. It’s very powerful in that you can blend data from different sources in a single chart, yet you can build a chart with just a single click without browsing database schemas or writing code. Our unique separation of configuration and reporting building makes this user experience possible.”

Interview: Spencer Greenberg, Chairman, Rebellion Research


In the interview below, Rebellion Research’s Chairman Spencer Greenberg discusses how he feels his company is well-positioned for bringing machine learning and AI based asset management to investors.