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Socialytics: Social Analytics Earns Its Portmanteau

When an idea goes viral, it becomes a meme, and when two memes are associated for long enough to be part of a trend, a portmanteau is created. Webster's defines it as “a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two...

Posted February 13, 2013    

SDC to Co-sponsor Ventana Research's Biz-Tech Innovation Summit

The summit offers a guide on the rapid changes in technology, providing insight into where the industry will go over the next decade and how business and technology leaders can be positioned for success.Learn from expert industry analysts as they...

Posted October 28, 2012    

SDC @ Strata - Impressions from the floor

Strata has grown quite a lot since last year's Santa Clara gathering. There are 2,000 attendees, and though that's small compared to some of the events over the years I've attended at Moscone Center in San Francisco, it's being interpreted here as...

Posted March 1, 2012    

SDC @ Strata - Edd Dumbill - Rockstar Unicorns

Edd Dumbill of O'Reilly, creators and hosts of the Strat Conferences, opened the day saying, "Companies are asking, 'How do we hire a data scientist? Where do we find these rockstar unicorns.' If 2011 is the year that data science emerged, one of...

Posted February 29, 2012    

SDC @ Strata - Doug Cutting on Hadoop, Apache and Open Source

Doug Cutting addressed the Wednesday plenary audience for 10 minutes and spoke about Hadoop. He carries the title of "Architect" on his bio at Strata. It goes on as follows:Doug is a founder of several Apache open source projects, including Lucene,...

Posted February 29, 2012    

Audio Archive: The Cutting Edge of Big Data Monetization

The Cutting Edge of Big Data Monetization   Sponsored by ... Big Data carries many definitions, but most agree that it refers to the increased amount of data available to businesses through unstructured channels like social media....

Posted February 14, 2012    

Upcoming Webinar: The Cutting Edge of Big Data Monetization

Our moderator and CEO Robin Carey will ask our two guest experts if there is, indeed an identifiable cutting edge in finding revenue in today's proliferating, exploding and diversifying databases. Please register here to listen to and comment on the...

Posted February 7, 2012    

Blogarama for December 15 | Analyzing Social Data: Best Practices

Analyzing social data - what do you look for and how do you find it? What is most valuable? How do you separate the noise from the signals? What have been found to be best practices?Because so much of "new" data sources from social interaction...

Posted December 14, 2011    

Teradata's "Multiple paths to social media"

On November 10 I attended and moderated a panel at Text Analytics Summit West in San Jose, California. My session was titled Text Analytics and Social Media - an opportune topic given the fact that I manage both this Smart Data Collective site and...

Posted November 15, 2011    

Blogarama II - Analysts Don't Get No Respect - November 14

Smart Data Collective extends to you this invitation (more of a request) to write a pro or con article or blog post about this premise:Data Analysts don't have the influence they should within companies.If you agree with the premise, you probably...

Posted November 9, 2011    

Analysts Don't Get No Respect - SDC Blogarama topic for November 14

Last month on October 6 we held a Blogarama on the topic of The Emerging Role of the Analyst. We got plenty of great submissions which you can find here.Following on that theme, we want to explore the question of how analysts within...

Posted November 3, 2011    

Decide.com - New Search Ideas for Unstructured Data

In this video from BizIntelligence.TV, University of Washington professor and entrepreneur Oren Etzioni describes his work in data searching innovation that helps people save money. His latest venture, Decide.com, gathers rumors, comments, reports,...

Posted October 21, 2011