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Industries Making the Best Competitive Use of AI in 2019

Today we continue the insideBIGDATA Executive Round Up, our annual feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the big data industry, and where it is headed. In today’s discussion, our panel of experienced big data executives – Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software, Robert Lee, Vice President & Chief Architect, Pure Storage, Inc., and Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS – take a look at the industries making the best competitive use of AI in 2019.

The Importance of Opening the AI Black Box in 2019

Today we continue the insideBIGDATA Executive Round Up, our annual feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the big data industry, and where it is headed. In today’s discussion, our panel of experienced big data executives – Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software, Robert Lee, Vice President & Chief Architect, Pure Storage, Inc., and Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS – examine the importance of opening the AI “black box” and how “explainability” will be hot in 2019.

Executive Spotlight: Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS

The insideBIGDATA 2019 Executive Round Up features insights from industry executives with lengthy experience in the big data industry. Here’s a look at the insights from Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS who is focused on setting the technology direction for SAS and executes the company’s strategic direction and business priorities. He oversees multiple divisions within SAS, including R&D, Sales, Marketing, Information Technology and Customer Support, as well as divisions focused on solutions for IoT, financial risk management and cloud.

Executive Spotlight: Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software

The insideBIGDATA 2019 Executive Round Up features insights from industry executives with lengthy experience in the big data industry. Here’s a look at the insights from Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software. Ayush has deep software engineering expertise around big data solutions & has strong domain knowledge around Hadoop, MPP database & Systems, Performance Engineering & Data Integration. Before Unifi he was part of founding engineering team at Greenplum.

Interview: Adam Weinstein, Co-founder & CEO of Cursor

I recently caught up with Adam Weinstein, Co-founder & CEO of Cursor to discuss how his company’s technology solution enables a single conversation by serving both business users and data practitioners on the same platform. By working together, teams are able to extract more value from their data. Cursor is a data search and analytics hub used by teams at Apple, Slack, Atlassian, and more.

Interview: Daniel Mintz, Chief Data Evangelist at Looker

I recently caught up with Daniel Mintz, Chief Data Evangelist at Looker to discuss his company’s latest major product release – Looker 6, a unified and extensible data platform that flexes and scales to the ever-changing needs of business.

Interview: Vinod Bakthavachalam, Data Scientist at Coursera

I recently caught up with Vinod Bakthavachalam, Data Scientist at Coursera, to discuss how to build in-demand skills in data science such as machine learning, statistics, and data management across your organization to drive competitive advantage. Coursera for Business provides companies with the world’s best learning experience and best content to transform their talent.

Interview: Thomas Been, Chief Marketing Officer at TIBCO

I caught up with Thomas Been, CMO of TIBCO, at the recent TIBCO NOW 2018 conference in Las Vegas on September 4-6. Please read my Field Report for a detailed review of the event. We chatted about a whole gamut of topics including the company’s top level message and theme of the show, “Innovation at the Edge: Aligning Innovation Strategy with Business Strategy.”

Interview: Prasad Akella, Founder and CEO of Drishti

I recently caught up with Prasad Akella, Founder and CEO of Drishti to discuss how factory use of AI technology is gaining a lot of traction, and how his company uses the commercial application of action recognition and AI innovations to automatically digitize human actions inside the factory.

Interview: Dan Zitting, Chief Product Officer, ACL

I recently spoke with Dan Zitting, Chief Product Officer at ACL about how companies can get in front of risk and increase the value of their data with the use of analytics, robotics and machine learning. He stressed that companies need to integrate data analytics and automation throughout the entire organization, rather than focusing on individual departments.