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Building IT Infrastructures to Interact with Big Data - Doug Roberts, Associate Vice President for Digital Technologies and Chief Technology Officer, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

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Doug Roberts, a speaker at the marcus evans CIO Summit 2012, discusses how CIOs can handle and interact with big data sets.
Interview with: Doug Roberts, Associate Vice President for Digital Technologies and Chief Technology Officer, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum


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Building IT Infrastructures to Interact with Big Data - Doug Roberts, Associate Vice President for Digital Technologies and Chief Technology Officer, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

  1. 1. Building IT Infrastructures to Interact with Big Data people need to look and analyze it. This In the process of analytics, visualization may be a problem as everyone views can represent an immense amount of data in a different way. In order to data and fill a large space. avoid any disadvantages in the future, CIOs have to be ready to handle and A common software framework is make sense of large data sets acquired needed for the use of the collaborative by instrumentation. environment to be as easy as possible. That would make the interaction natural A number of core infrastructures must and the transfer of data from personal be in place for interaction to be devices into large spaces smoother. successful. Bandwidth networking is CIOs should employ visualization into essential for connectivity to remote data their strategy of analyzing big data and sets to be quick, for data to be retrieved not add it on later.Interview with: Doug Roberts, easily and shared between locations.Associate Vice President for Digital The data can then be analyzed and What will such environments lookTechnologies and Chief Technology decisions swiftly made. If the expense like in the future?Officer, Adler Planetarium and of doing this with local resources is tooAstronomy Museum steep, cloud computing can be used. The resolution of display systems will be at the level of what the human eye can perceive and costs will decrease.Interacting and exploring big data Software will enable the display of big CIOs shouldcan be a dynamic tool for Chief data into a generic space.Information Officers (CIOs), saysDoug Roberts, Associate Vice President The problem here will be that largefor Digital Technologies and Chief visualization systems need a lot ofTechnology Officer, Adler Planetariumand Astronomy Museum. InformationTechnology (IT) can create a space for employ room. Facilities will have to be built for these projections. visualizationvisualization, where individuals can The future will bring generic softwaredevelop a better understanding of the that will be able to deal with differentdata and work together to make better types of data, be flexible and allow for into theirdecisions, he adds. the extraction of parts of the data set. The hardware will also have to be at itsA speaker at the upcoming marcus limits of visual fidelity, as people strategy ofevans CIO Summit 2012, in Atlanta, respond better to more realistic data.Georgia, December 3-4, Roberts pointsout how visualization can assist in the Direct view displays, such as plasmaprocess of IT analytics. monitors, that curve into shapes may beHow can CIOs successfully interactwith big data? analyzing designed to suit advanced custom visualization needs. big data CIOs must remember that people areThe deluge of information is connected to people who are connectedoverwhelming current facilities that to data. The human interaction elementwere designed for single data sets. The must always be at the base of anyvolume of data is so large that multiple future developments.
  2. 2. About the CIO Summit 2012 The Information Technology This unique forum will take place at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia, Network – marcus evans December 3-4, 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade Summits group delivers peer-to- show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders peer information on strategic and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The matters, professional trends and Summit includes presentations on the culture of innovation, information technology breakthrough innovations. to business technology and a practical guide to cloud adoption. www.cio-summit.com Please note that the Summit is a Contact closed business event and the Maria Gregoriou, Journalist, marcus evans, Summits Division number of participants strictly limited. Tel: + 357 22 849 400 Email: press@marcusevanscy.com For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsAustralian CIO Summit - www.australianciosummit.comCIO Gipfel - www.ciogipfel.comTo view the web version of this interview, please click here: www.cio-summit.com/DougRoberts

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