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insidebigdata_guide_healthcare_lifesciences_dell_emc_featureI’m excited to announce the availability of a new technology guide that I was contracted to research, develop and write – “insideBIGDATA Guide to Healthcare & Life Sciences” sponsored by Dell EMC.

The healthcare and life sciences industries historically have generated vast amounts of data. These large volumes of data hold the promise of supporting a wide range of medical and healthcare tasks, including clinical analytics and decision  support, patient profiling, disease surveillance, regulatory and compliance requirements, scientific research, and many  others. Data in healthcare and life sciences is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years and will be beyond the  capability of the traditional methods of data management and data analytics. This new guide details this upward trajectory for enterprise thought leaders.

You can download a copy of the guide HERE.

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lafashion_paperOver the past year, I’ve been working on a new research project that culminated with a whitepaper in support of the Los Angeles fashion industry – “Los Angeles Fashion Industry: A Data Science Perspective.” The work was done in collaboration with LA’s premiere fashion mart, The New Mart. The paper is in response to numerous stories found in the local apparel industry trade press that held the sentiment that LA fashion had seen better days and was on a downward slide. We decided to use privately procured and publicly available data sets to find a single truth surrounding this matter. The whitepaper’s position is quite the opposite – LA fashion is a Los Angeles mainstay and continues on an upward trajectory. See for yourself by downloading the paper HERE.

 

Analytics Expert at Wikistrat

Posted: March 30, 2016 in Projects

I recently was appointed to the Analytic Community Experts group for crowd sourced consultancy Wikistrat. Based in Washington DC, Wikistrat operates a global network of over 2,000 subject-matter experts working collaboratively via an online platform to help decision-makers identify solutions to complex strategic challenges. Here, I will offer my insights in data science, machine learning and big data to assist in building the wisdom that is essential for dealing with an increasingly complex world.

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insideBIGDATA_Guide_Streaming_Analytics_featureI’m excited to announce the availability of a new technology guide that I was contracted to research, develop and write – “insideBIGDATA Guide to Streaming Analytics” sponsored by Impetus Technologies, Inc.

Many enterprises find themselves at a key inflection point in the big data timeline with respect to streaming analytics  technology. There is a huge opportunity for direct financial and market growth for enterprises by leveraging this technology. The goal of this guide is to make sense of the vendor and technology landscape. It’s important to  choose a platform that will supply a proven and pre-integrated, performance-tuned stack, ease of use, enterprise-class reliability and flexibility to protect the enterprise from rapid technology changes.

You can download a copy of the guide HERE.

DemoDay2_DanI was pleased to present last evening at the Grid110 Demo Day hosted by The New Mart, LA’s premiere fashion mart in DTLA. Grid110 is a new start-up business accelerator in partnership with the Office of the Los Angeles Mayor. My topic was putting a new face on the LA apparel industry using data science methodologies. My analysis used data sets from the Los Angeles Open Data repository. I’m a big proponent of government open data resources with the goal of improving the lives of citizens in ever more data-driven cities.

My presentation is provide below. Check out the data visualizations especially the geospatial data analysis clusters showing business starts for the past 10 years across the various industry codes that constitute the LA apparel industry. Moving forward, I will be collaborating with Grid110 in 2016 to publish a new Fashion Tech industry report, develop a new Shiny app, and collect data points for a new Fashion Tech sector database. Exciting stuff!

 

Insider’s Guide to Apache Spark

Posted: November 9, 2015 in Projects
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insideBIGDATA_Guide_SparkI’d like to announce my new technology guide – An Insider’s Guide to Apache Spark on behalf of insideBIGDATA and sponsored by industry analytics leader TIBCO. The guide is a useful new resource directed toward enterprise thought leaders who wish to gain strategic insights into this exciting new computing framework. As one of the most exciting and widely adopted open-source projects, Apache Spark in-memory clusters are  driving new opportunities for application development as well as increased intake of IT infrastructure.

The guide includes the following topics:

  • An overview of Spark
  • Why Spark is so hot
  • Looking at Spark through a Hadoop lens
  • Spark SQL
  • The TIBCO–Spark connection

You can download my new Spark guide HERE.

I’m also taking part in an upcoming TIBCO webinar on Nov. 17 at 1:30pm ET. Click HERE to register.

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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.