Archive for the ‘Clients’ Category

bigdata_fashion_featureMy long affiliation with LA’s preeminent fashion mart – The New Mart, has been a fruitful one. This collection of over 70 high-end fashion showrooms is managed by a forward-thinking team that allowed me to engage methods of statistical learning to increase the reach of their many clothing lines through use of social media data sources. I built some cool technology to yield a weekly “Fashion top 10” that serves to drive The New Mart’s social media effort. Using sentiment analysis coupled with data sources like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and fashion blogs, spreading brand awareness is approached in a strategic and focused manner.

insideBIGDATA_Guide_Research_featureI’m pleased to announce that I was contracted to research, develop and write a new technology guide “insideBIGDATA Guide to Scientific Research” sponsored by Dell and Intel. The goal for this Guide is to provide a road map for scientific researchers wishing to capitalize on the rapid growth of big data technology for collecting, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing large scientific data sets.

I was particularly excited about writing this guide since, in a previous life, I was a researcher in the data analysis effort for a large-scale astrophysics project.

You can download a copy of the guide HERE.

SCE_logoThis week I started a boot camp style corporate training gig over at Southern California Edison in Irwindale. The title of the 7 week course is “Introduction to R Programming,” although I’m teaching it like an intro to data science class. The contract was arranged through UC Irvine as part of their popular data science certificate program.

The SCE group attending the class is from a broad spectrum of SCE departments including IT, business intelligence, customer analytics, power supply, and business analysis. The participants see very capable and are anxious to move into the data science realm. I’m quite pleased to take some time off my busy project work schedule for a serious teaching assignment like this. Very rewarding!

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Toyota_Financial_ServicesI just completed a short Boot-Camp style corporate training gig for Toyota Financial Services. The 3 full-day session was organized by UC Irvine Extension as part of their Data Science program. I had a blast with the Toyota group consisting of Big Data and BI managers, analysts, IT personnel, and programmers. It was a very insightful group with a sincere desire to learn R, data science and machine learning. I came away quite impressed with Toyota (too bad they’re moving to Texas).

Economist_logoI was recently recruited by the Economist, “Look Ahead powered by GE” to write an article on the rise of data lake technology to further enable the industrial Internet. You can check out my non-bylined piece HERE.

GridGain_webinarI’m pleased to announce that my new technology guide is now available for download HERE. I was contracted to research, develop and write “insideBIGDATA Guide to Hyperscaling your SaaS Infrastructure” sponsored by GridGain Systems, Inc. The technology guide is targeted at Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies wishing to increase scalability and performance of their applications using in-memory computing with a specific emphasis on GridGain’s products and solutions.

[Update 3/31/2015: I moderated a webinar with GridGain on this topic. You can access the slides and audio HERE.]

 

dell-logoI’m pleased to announce that I’ve been contracted to research, develop and write a new technology guide “insideBIGDATA Guide to Big Data for Finance” sponsored by Dell and Intel. The goal for the technology guide is to provide thought leaders in the financial services industry with an overview of how the big data technology stack can be applied to such areas as retail banking, credit scoring, back trading and testing, etc.

UPDATE! 9/22/2014 – My new guide to big data for finance was launched today. You can download the guide HERE. Enjoy!