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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!

Algorithms: Not Evil, Helpful

INFORMS member Gah-Yi Ban of the London Business School breaks down what algorithms are and how they are useful in a unique talk at a TEDx event. She compares algorithms to evil beings and says it’s a common misconception. Ban helps people understand the role of algorithms in our present lives and how we can shape their role in our future.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for May 2019

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels.

Interview: Atif Kureishy, Global VP, Emerging Practices at Teradata

I recently caught up with Atif Kureishy, Global VP of Emerging Practices at Teradata, during the 2019 edition of the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, to get a deep dive update for how Teradata is advancing into the fields of AI and deep learning. He also speaks about the ways Teradata and NVIDIA are accelerating time to value for enterprise AI environments and gathering financial services insights from GPUs.

5 Ways Big Data Can Vitalize Healthcare

In this contributed article, digital marketer and technical writer Sumayya Mahin offers 5 ways big data can vitalize healthcare. Healthcare, like any other industry, is undergoing a sea change. Doctors who never had any exposure to data are now leaning on data analytics, especially heavyweight technologies like big data to mine out insights about their patients. Big data will enable healthcare providers to dish out proactive healthcare processes, thereby delivering better healthcare to patients.

Interview: Steven McMullen, Senior Business Intelligence Manager at Stack Overflow

I recently caught up with Steven McMullen, Senior Business Intelligence Manager at Stack Overflow, to discuss how his company tapped pre-IPO data analytics unicorn, Looker to modernize their marketing ops, acquire new leads and new customers. The business results were impressive, transforming Stack Overflow’s marketing strategy for the better.

Questions on CDOs and CAOs: Getting harder as the Game Evolves

In this contributed article, Todd Wright, Global Lead for GDPR Solutions at SAS, considers the complexities and related questions that arise around the ever-evolving data landscape.

Growing Number of Data Workers Face Inefficiencies as Data Complexity Grows Worldwide

Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX), revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, revealed that approximately 54 million data workers around the world face common challenges associated with the complexity, diversity and scale of their organizations’ data. In an increasingly data-driven world, the term “data worker” spans beyond the 54 million identified in this study, but the findings are indicative of the challenges specific to those engaging in significant data work in their day-to-day jobs. The Alteryx-commissioned IDC Infobrief, The State of Data Science and Analytics, uncovered inefficiencies, ineffectiveness and wasted time as many organizations turn to data as the lifeblood of their digital transformation.

The Data Talent Market Continues Its Ascent

We’re at an important inflection point in history where a glaring shortage of data-centric skills, coupled with an increasing demand for data professionals, represents a unique opportunity for those willing to make a commitment to “tool up” or “retool” as the case may be, in preparation for a career in analytics. The good thing is, after all the time and effort, the newly acquired skills will keep on giving because the analytics field shall continue to be in favor for a very long time.

Future of Data Talent Report

Correlation One released its Future of Data Talent Report, which helps organizations: Define a framework to identify the most important data workflows and roles. Establish a standard assessment methodology for accurately and efficiently evaluate data skills when hiring.