Talking about Big Data generates a lot of questions; however, most of the focus is on the technologies and skills required to collect and store this volume of information as opposed to the insight that companies need to derive from it. What factors should organizations consider in order to ensure that they are capitalizing on their investments with these technologies? How do you break through business silos to enable sharing of data to increase organizational value? Leveraging his cross-industry experience at companies like The Walt Disney Company, Travelers Insurance and Demand Media, Brendan Aldrich will discuss the question of “big value” with industry examples and a particular focus on his current work to deploy a “data democracy” within the City Colleges of Chicago.
Session Discovery Topics:
• Big value - keeping an eye on the forest (assumptions, judgment and bias)
• Data democracy - increasing productivity with data transparency and open access