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Big Data Review: What The Surveys Say

bd2Big Data has been getting its fair share of commentary over the last couple months. Surveys from multiple sources have commented on trends and expectations. The Semantic Web Blog provides some highlights here:

  • From Accenture Anayltics’s new Big Success With Big Data report: There remain some gaps in what constitutes Big Data for respondents to its survey: Just 43 percent, for instance, classify unstructured data as part of the package. That option included open text, video and voice. Those are gaps that could be filled leveraging technologies such as machine learning, speech recognition and natural language understanding, but they won’t be unless executives make these sources a focus of Big Data initiatives to start with.
  • From Teradata’s new survey on Big Data Analytics in the UK, France and Germany: Close to 50 percent of respondents in the latter two countries are using three or more data types (from sources ranging from social media, to video, to web blogs, to call center notes, to audio files and the Internet of Things) in their efforts, compared to just 20 percent in the UK.  A much higher percentage of UK businesses (51 percent) are currently using just a single type of new data, such as video data, compared with France and Germany, where only 21 percent are limiting themselves to one type of new data, it notes. Forty-four percent of execs in Germany and 35 percent in France point social media as the source of the new data. About one-third of respondents in each of those countries are investigating video, as well.

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Take Sentiment Analytics And Make It Better, Better, Better, Better, Better, Oh

hjThere’s room for improvement in sentiment and text analytics technology: Greater reliability, more accessibility, and increased businesss actionability should be on the agenda.

“There are still tools that are crashing in the middle of a brand crisis or there’s not adequate support or there’s no integration with other tools that need the data,” Chris Boudreaux, global lead, social media and text analytics at Accenture, told an audience gathered at last week’s Sentiment Analysis Symposium. “The industry has to grow up and be more accountable in delivering tools and services.”

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Entrepreneurs Showcase Cutting-Edge Financial Technology Solutions at Demo Day

NEW YORK — A select group of innovative technology companies demonstrated their products and services to dozens of top executives in financial services, venture capital and technology today at the third annual FinTech Innovation Lab “Demo Day” in New York. The Lab is a program for entrepreneurs currently developing innovative technologies targeted to the financial services sector, particularly in the areas of data analytics, technology infrastructure, payments, and security.

The goal of the Lab – established in 2010 by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City – is to enhance New York’s role as a leading hub for technology innovation in a variety of sectors, including the financial-services industry; to spur job creation in New York; and to give entrepreneurs an accelerated path to growing their business within financial services. This year’s Demo Day was held at the Credit Suisse headquarters in Manhattan. Read more

Predixion Software Raises $20 Million in Series C Financing

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 8, 2013) - Predixion Software, a developer of collaborative predictive analytics solutions, announced today it has raised $20 million in Series C financing. Predixion’s Series C includes two new strategic investors, Accenture and GE Ventures. Current investors DFJ Frontier, EMC, Miramar Venture Partners and Palomar Ventures also subscribed to the round of financing along with new investor, Frost Venture Partners. Read more

Analysis Goes From Sentiment to Emotion

What’s next in sentiment analytics? The road’s pointing to a deeper understanding of emotions.

“We still are clearly at the nascent level regarding text and sentiment analytics,” said David Rabjohns, CEO of social intelligence company MotiveQuest, speaking at yesterday’s Sentiment Analysis Symposium, the event organized by Seth Grimes’ Alta Plana Corp. “There are much higher levels of emotional depth still to be mined.”

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Semantic Web Jobs: Accenture

Accenture is looking for a Data Scientist Consultant in Chicago, IL. According to the post, “Information Management (IM) professionals are focused on collecting and analyzing internal and external data to generate knowledge and value for the organization, including business process decision support at the strategic, tactical and operational levels.  The IM Practice seeks to empower organizations to leverage and transform data for achieving innovative results.  The Data Scientist Consultant will have experience working with data warehouses and/or data marts and Business Intelligence concepts, tools and technologies.” Read more

The Data Value Chain

Robert Fox of Liaison Technologies has written an article discussing the impacts of Data-as-a-Service on business ecosystems. He writes, “In the recent white paper published by Accenture, titled ‘Accenture Technology Vision 2012,’ the company makes six predictions for game-changing technology trends. On the subject of the Industrial Data Services trend, it says that the ‘freedom to share data will make data more valuable – but only if it’s managed differently.’ Accenture points out eight dimensions of the value of data to an organization, which are difficult to measure in terms of actual dollars, as follows: utility, uniqueness or exclusivity, ease of production, usage and sharing restrictions, usability and integration, trustworthiness, support, consumer demand.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Accenture

Accenture is looking for a Data & Platforms R&D Manager in San Jose, CA. The post states, “The Data Management R&D Manager will shape the vision and lead development of the initiative marketplace. The candidate will oversee and lead teams that work to develop, implement and market innovative solutions which change how information is used by organizations to gain competitive advantage and drive new, differentiated outcomes. The candidate will help shape the next generation architectures, policies and programs that appropriately governs data lifecycle needs of an enterprise. New approaches and paradigms are necessary as businesses rely more heavily on information outside the enterprise to remain competitive.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Accenture

Accenture is still looking for a Data Management R&D Manager in San Jose, CA. According to the post, “The Data Management R&D Manager will shape the vision and lead development of the initiative marketplace. The candidate will oversee and lead teams that work to develop, implement and market innovative solutions which change how information is used by organizations to gain competitive advantage and drive new, differentiated outcomes. The candidate will help shape the next generation architectures, policies and programs that appropriately governs data lifecycle needs of an enterprise. New approaches and paradigms are necessary as businesses rely more heavily on information outside the enterprise to remain competitive.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Accenture

Accenture is looking for a Data Management R&D Consultant in San Jose, CA. According to the post, “The Data & Platforms Consultant will work to develop, implement and market innovative solutions which change how information is used by organizations to gain competitive advantage and drive new, differentiated outcomes.  The candidate will be expected to contribute to the group’s ongoing efforts in thought leadership, solution architecture, business case development and technology evaluation and implementation, bringing a spirit of creative and collaborative problem solving to the team.  The candidate should establish themselves as experts in one or more of the core technologies relevant to our asset development work.  The consultant will lead small teams to deliver projects on time and on budget, transforming early stage proof-of-concept research into commercially deployable assets.” Read more

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