KDnuggets™ News 14:n22, Aug 20

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  • Recommendations for Big Data Success for the Long Haul - Aug 15, 2014.
    Overcome common big data challenges by identifying the right POC (proof-of-concept) use case for Hadoop and leveraging its success to build executive and stakeholder buy-in.
  • IBM Watson's Next Step: Partnership with Universities - Aug 15, 2014.
    Students from ten top tech universities now have access to Watson. For students at New York University interested in Watson, Capstone Project Course would be their first choice.
  • Data is not a fad - Aug 14, 2014.
    Learn why Big Data drives the need for companies to adopt data leadership and why Chief Data Officers are likely to join the C-suite in large organizations.
  • Interesting Social Media Datasets - Aug 13, 2014.
    Learn about some of the many interesting social media datasets available to you, some of which are quite new, and the different features and challenges they offer you for your next big data science project.
  • Talent Analytics Projects: “Fishing” vs Solving Business Problems - Aug 13, 2014.
    We examine a vague "look for something interesting in the HR data" vs a narrowly focused "business win" effort and show why the second approach is preferable, and what needs to be added to HR data for success.


Webcasts and Webinars



  • Data Analytics Week, Las Vegas, Nov 10-13 - Surprise Keynote Speaker - Aug 19, 2014.
    Data Analytics Week, Nov 10-13, 2014 in Las Vegas has confidently departed from the term "big data" because regardless of the size of your data, there is powerful information to unlock. KDnuggets discount.
  • Data Visualization Summit, Boston, Sep 25-26 - Aug 14, 2014.
    Join data visualization experts, visual designers and business executives and learn from 25+ speakers from companies including StubHub, Citi, The Washington Post, USA Today, Boston Globe, Liv Nation, PayPal and more.



  • Panel Report: A Data Scientist Guide to Startups - Aug 19, 2014.
    A detailed report on the KDD-2013 panel with 4 leading data scientists and entrepreneurs - Ron Bekkerman, Oren Etzioni, Usama Fayyad, and Claudia Perlich, discussing the major issues in Big Data and Data Science startups.

Top Tweets

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 15-17 - Aug 18, 2014.
    The top 5 Questions a Data Scientist should ask during a job interview;
    Top Research Leaders in Data Mining, Data Science, and KDD;
    Least popular jobs for big data practitioners;
    Graduate Programs in #BigData Analytics and Data Science.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 13-14 - Aug 15, 2014.
    xkcd: Boyfriend as a statistically "significant" other;
    Interesting Social Media Datasets;
    Sibyl: a System for Large Scale Machine Learning at Google;
    We don't need such hype: "Big Data scientists get 100 recruiter emails a day".
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 11-12 - Aug 13, 2014.
    The World Bank sums up the entire global economy in one chart;
    The new heroes of #BigData and Analytics - Chief Data Officers;
    Top 10 References for applying Big Data and Analytics in Business;
    Watch: "Building Recommender Systems" by Netflix Research/Eng Director.


No amount of analytics will make customers want something that doesn't suit their needs. Tom Davenport, in Why are most "targeted" marketing offers so bad?