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8 Udemy Courses on How To Build a Machine Learning Startup

Posted on Monday, Sep 27th 2021

There are over six million students enrolled in Machine Learning courses on Udemy. The most daring will try to start their own businesses.

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8 Validated Enterprise Software Startup Ideas for the DataStax-1Mby1M Challenge

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 21st 2021

The DataStax-1Mby1M Fall 2021 Startup Challenge launched on September 9th. Here is the kick-off video with Chet Kapoor, CEO of DataStax, Ed Anuff, Chief Product Officer of DataStax discussing the program with me.

DataStax has significant enterprise customers that are using their Apache Cassandra-based database products to solve real world problems. They are putting these use cases out in the public domain for startups to build companies around. DataStax would be helping the startups on the technical and customer acquisition side, and 1Mby1M would be helping the startups on the positioning, mentoring, and financing side. $10,000 of grant money is also included in this challenge.

Let’s look at some of the use cases. They’re all related to the increasingly digital nature of most businesses. The ever-growing use of IoT is a good example. Verticals that manage many assets need real-time access to data for visibility and decision purposes. Organizations interacting directly with customers need to ensure they are engaged with the right customer, and they have a digital twin of the customer to drive services and experiences. These experiences and services are entirely digital and depend on real-time data access. Finally, organizations drive their intelligence and decisions by understanding and leveraging the increasingly vast amount of data they manage. Here are more details.

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Sanjay Vyas, CEO of Diyotta (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jul 12th 2021

More discussion on the integration sphere of Big Data.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as Diyotta.

Sanjay Vyas: I should probably call myself not just an entrepreneur but more as a data entrepreneur. Right from the start of my career, I have been involved in building data ecosystems and architecture around data. I am fascinated by analytics and business intelligence.

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Incorta CEO Osama Elkady (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 29th 2020

Terrific PaaS strategy! Osama explains a bunch of use cases that are opportunities for entrepreneurs to build new companies.

All are drawn from their customers.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself as well as Incorta.

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Eastbanc Technologies, Chairman Wolf Ruzicka and Polina Reshetova, Head of Data Science (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Sep 27th 2019

Eastbanc Technologies is a services company that has spun off a number of product companies based on their services business. More recently, their focus has been on AI and Big Data.

Sramana Mitra: If you would please set some context about Eastbanc Technologies to start off this interview, that would be ideal.

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Ganes Kesari, Cofounder & Chief Decision Scientist of Gramener (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Aug 1st 2019

This is an excellent discussion on visualization products in the Big Data space and the gaps that could be filled by new entrepreneurs.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Gramener.

Ganes Kesari: I have 16 years of experience in technology and half of that has been as an entrepreneur in the data science industry. In the early part of my career, I focused on driving strategic technology initiatives for clients like General Electric and AT&T.

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Marc Alacqua CEO and Steve Davis CTO of Signafire (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 15th 2018

Complex search queries remains a tricky arena. Read on to learn more.

Sramana Mitra: If you could provide us with some background about yourself as well as Signafire to start us off, that would be great.

Marc Alacqua: I’m the CEO and Co-Founder of Signafire. Steve Davis is one of my partners and also Co-Founder. I come from the military world. The origins of our company are from that world. I’m an ex-army officer and worked in special operations. Signafire was born out of the post-9/11 world where there was a mandate in the intelligence world to break down the silos of data across various >>>

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Periscope CEO, Harry Glaser (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Mar 22nd 2018

Harry says, there are nothing but open problems in his space, and highlights some of them! Read on to see what may warrant a new company.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Periscope.

Harry Glaser: I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of Periscope Data. Periscope is about five years old. We now have about a thousand customers and we make a platform for data professionals. That’s teams of data analysts, data scientists, and data engineers. We bring those folks together and enable them to really accelerate and turbo charge the kinds of analysis that they >>>

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Instaclustr CEO Peter Nichol (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Dec 4th 2017

Peter provides some excellent insights into open problems around which new entrepreneurs can build companies.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself as well as Instaclustr to our audience.

Peter Nichol: I’m the CEO of Instaclustr. I’ve been CEO and various other positions in the technology industry for nearly 30 years. I’m based in Silicon Valley. Instaclustr is a company that was founded in Australia in 2013 about four years ago. We focus on providing Database-as-a-Service to our customers with a specific focus on not just open source technology starting with Cassandra but >>>

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Chris Astle, CEO of QSR (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Aug 24th 2017

A point of view on Big Data from Australia.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as QSR. Please set some context for us.

Chris Astle: Thank you for inviting me to participate. I’m the CEO of QSR International. QSR International is a software publisher of a product called NVivo. We provide software that helps organizations look at the human aspects of their data and help them to understand the insights that make decisions powerful. Our business is 30 years young. We originally came out of a university here in Australia. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Paul Nelson, Chief Architect at Search Technologies (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Aug 14th 2017

This discussion highlights a set of open problems in Big Data.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Search Technologies.

Paul Nelson: I’m the Chief Architect for Search Technologies. Search Technologies is a global search engine and Big Data firm. We specialize in search engines, search engine installation, and anything related to data processing. We have some 200 consultants around the world, and we also do a bit of product development usually to fill in key missing components in the industry. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Ten-X VP of Data Products, Sheridan Hitchens (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Jul 14th 2017

This discussion focuses on Big Data in the real estate industry.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself and Ten-X.

Sheridan Hitchens: I’ve been in the industry for about 20 years. I started off my career with Procter & Gamble. I was in strategy consulting for a long while. For the last 12 years, I’ve been in the Internet space, primarily in leading product and data groups.

For the last five years, I’ve been heading up our data products group at Ten-X, formerly called auction.com. That >>>

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Ashish Sharma, Principal at Axtria (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Jul 7th 2017

Ashish focuses on Big Data in Life Sciences.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Axtria.

Ashish Sharma: Thanks for the opportunity. Axtria is a global Big Data analytics company. Our main focus is around the life sciences and financial services industries. In those two focus areas, we empower them to optimize their business strategies or their investments by optimizing their investment around both Big Data and advanced analytics. >>>

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5 Thought Leaders in Big Data

Posted on Thursday, Oct 6th 2016

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Today the significant opportunities for entrepreneurship currently exist in the application layer of the Big Data industry. The platforms and plumbing are already in place.

The most exciting opportunities are going to be available to those entrepreneurs who harness the power of big data, but couple it with intense domain knowledge in specific areas of business. These five thought leaders are good examples of how to do that.

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    Thought Leaders in Big Data: Mike Driscoll, CEO of Metamarkets (Part 1)

    Posted on Tuesday, Sep 27th 2016

    Marketing technologies are hot these days, and Metamarkets is doing some cutting edge analytics in the media buying area. Very interesting.

    Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to Metamarkets and yourself.

    Mike Driscoll: I’m the CEO and Founder of Metamarkets. We are a SaaS software platform that provides interactive analytics to the roles of leading programmatic media buying companies like AOL and Twitter. These companies use us to provide interactive analytics both internally and to buyers and sellers on their digital advertising markets. >>>

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    Thought Leaders in Big Data: Krishna Venkatraman, Senior Vice President of Analytics at OnDeck (Part 1)

    Posted on Tuesday, Jul 19th 2016

    The online lending industry is going through rapid changes with the advent of big data and machine learning in processing loan applications. Krishna discusses OnDeck’s workings.

    Sramana Mitra: Let’s start with talking a bit about yourself in setting some context, and also introduce our audience to what OnDeck is doing in the realm of Big Data.

    Krishna Venkatraman: Let me tell you a bit about myself. I joined OnDeck in October of 2013 as the leader for the data analytics organisation. I hadn’t really heard of OnDeck until I first talked to them. I found their value proposition fascinating. There was this huge unmet need among small businesses when they were looking for capital. >>>

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    Thought Leaders in Big Data: Scott Zoldi, Chief Analyst Officer at FICO (Part 1)

    Posted on Monday, May 23rd 2016

    Have you noticed that your credit card sometimes declines transactions or flags fraud alerts? This conversation will help you understand the backstory of that workflow and potentially trigger other ideas in that domain.

    Sramana Mitra: Let’s start with introducing our audience to yourself as well as to FICO.

    Scott Zoldi: I’m the Chief Analyst Officer at FICO. I’ve been with FICO for 17 years. Today I have responsibility for all the analytics products and technologies that we use within our products. FICO, as a company, is 60 years old, and is well known for the analytics that we deliver to make better decisions for companies. The main thing that we offer is the FICO score. It’s a score that’s used in lending decisions as well as fraud detection. >>>

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