Ajith Parlikad

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The Future of Prediction: Predictive Analytics in 2020

Good morning. It's January 2, 2020, the first workday of the year. As you drive to the office, the only thing predictive analytics doesn't do for you …

Big Data “Eurekas!” Don’t Just Happen

The common thread running through many of big data’s most promising explorations is discovery. Traditional database inquiry requires some level of hypothesis, but mining big data reveals relationships and patterns that we didn’t even know to look for. In this taxonomy of analytics, which comes from …

Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity

Big data will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus—as long as the right …

4 Steps to Turning Big Data into Business Impact

Are you an executive responsible for driving incremental revenue to the company and delivering incremental value to your stakeholders, but not very confident of the initiatives in place to achieve the 40% growth that has been mandated by the board? Does your organization have tons of data but still …

The Case for Crafting a Big Data Plan

There’s a growing appreciation among executives that the returns from big data are real indeed. But that doesn’t make moving forward any easier. The investment, both in dollars and management commitment, can be large. CIOs stress the need to entirely remake data architecture and applications. …

With Big Data, we are creating artificial intelligences that no human can understand

<i>Excerpted from</i> BIG DATA: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think <i>by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier.</i><p>Computer systems currently base their decisions on rules they have been explicitly programmed to follow. Thus when a decision goes awry, as is inevitable from time to …