• Field Report: KDD 2019

    As a very long time member of the ACM and their SIGKDD group, I’d always wanted to attend a KDD conference (first one occurred in 1995). This year I received a gracious invitation to attend KDD2019 in Anchorage, Alaska, August 4-8. It satisfyied two of my bucket list items: witnessing a KDD first-hand and also visiting Anchorage. I was not disappointed with the experience! What follows is my “Field Report,” a travel log if you will, chronicling my observations, both technical and cultural. KDD is touted as being “the premier interdisciplinary conference bringing together researchers and practitioners from data science, [READ MORE…]

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    In this special guest feature, Daniel Herdean, CEO of Cognetik, provides four key tips that can help your organization adapt to the new influx of data and ensure you’re providing the best customer experience possible. [READ MORE…]

  • Democratizing AI

    In this special guest feature, Saranyan Vigraham, Vice President of Engineering at Petuum, believes that as technology creators, we have an inherent bias in solving challenging technical problems. For democratizing AI, it is also important to solve problems around adoption and the last-mile problem of AI delivery. In a manner similar to e-commerce, an entire ecosystem of players will emerge to tackle this challenge down the road. [READ MORE…]

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  • The Harvard Data Science Initiative and The MIT Press Launch the HARVARD DATA SCIENCE REVIEW

    The Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI) and the MIT Press are pleased to announce the launch of the Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR). The multimedia platform will feature leading global thinkers in the burgeoning field of data science, making research, educational resources, and commentary accessible to academics, professionals, and the interested public. With demand for data scientists booming, HDSR will provide a centralized, authoritative, and peer-reviewed publishing community to service the growing profession. [READ MORE…]

  • The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q3 2019

    The team here at insideBIGDATA is deeply entrenched in following the big data ecosystem of companies from around the globe. We’re in close contact with most of the firms making waves in the technology areas of big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Our in-box is filled each day with new announcements, commentaries, and insights about what’s driving the success of our industry so we’re in a unique position to publish our quarterly IMPACT 50 List of the most important movers and shakers in our industry. These companies have proven their relevance by the way they’re impacting the enterprise through leading edge products and services. We’re happy to publish this evolving list of the industry’s most impactful companies! [READ MORE…]

  • Field Report: GPU Technology Conference 2019 #GTC19

    I eagerly attended my 3rd GPU Technology Conference (GTC): “Deep Learning & AI Conference,” in Silicon Valley, March 23-26 as a guest of host NVIDIA. GTC has become my favorite tech event of the year due to its highly focused topic areas that align well with my own; data science, machine learning, AI, and deep learning; plus the show has an academic feel that I appreciate. [READ MORE…]

  • insideBIGDATA 2019 Annual Executive Round Up

    Our annual insideBIGDATA Executive Round Up showcases the insights of thought leaders on the state of the big data industry, and where it is headed. In our annual 2019 round up, we examine five topics: the importance of AI explainability in 2019, what industries are making the best competitive use of AI in 2019, how enterprises are seeking to improve technological infrastructure and cloud hosting processes for supporting AI, how AI-optimized hardware solves important compute and storage requirements, and how AI plays important roles at 3 leading companies. [READ MORE…]

  • Field Report: H2O World 2019 San Francisco

    I was pleased to be on-hand for the recent (Feb. 4-5) H2O World 2019 conference in beautiful San Francisco. This was my first H2o.ai conference and I was looking forward to drilling down into their popular open source solutions for data scientists including the H2O machine learning platform, Sparkling Water machine learning platform on Spark, H2O4GPU accelerated AI for GPUs, as well as the groundbreaking Driverless AI automatic machine learning (AutoML) platform. With all this leading-edge technology and resulting industry buzz, I can see why the company recently ranked #9 on insideBIGDATA’s IMPACT 50 list of the industry’s most impactful companies. [READ MORE…]

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