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In Journey through Enterprise IT Services, Nadhan, HP Distinguished Technologist, explores the IT Services industry, and discusses technology trends in simplified terms.

Las Vegas to make Big Data matter at HP Discover 2013

elvis.jpgI am in Vegas. I look back with fond memories the last time I was here for HP Discover 2012 when I had wondered about the City of Las Vegas going through a transformation of sorts. While I scout the city for transformations it has experienced, I cannot help think about developments in the past year that punctuate the transformation of Enterprise IT. For instance, consider the various terms that have gained increased prominence since HP Discover 2012.


Informationalization. Harvard Business Review blogger Thomas C Redman introduced the term Informationalization, which is the idea of applying context to data to realize meaningful information.


Infonomics. GartnerVP of Research, Doug Laneyintroducedthe concept of applying the principles of economics to the most important asset within the enterprise — information. Laney coined the term Infonomics. The concept of applying value to data applies not only to enterprises but to individuals as well. In other words, Infonomics begins at home.


Data Scientist. Just like cloud computing affected our job descriptions, Big Data has also introduced the need for special skillsets including those required for the Data Scientist, called “the sexiest job in the 21st century in the world of Big Data.


Return on Information. ROI got a new definition – Return on Information.


CMO became the new master of big data. With all this talk about Big Data, it was no surprise that it got a voice of its own. It was about time. The musings of Big Data have been personified in an open letter from Big Data to Enterprise IT. Based upon the presentation by Kathleen Schaub and Rich Vancil from IDC, it even got a new Master – the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

In contrast, thanks to a tweet by Doug Laney, we learnt that the term Business Intelligence is at least 165 years old.


As I go over these developments since the last HP Discover conference hosted in Las Vegas, Big Data comes across as a common theme across these developments. I myself will be presenting on the Systems of Engagement being used to predict the future at this conference. Based upon a quick analysis of the developments listed above, I anticipate a wide spectrum of sessions on Information Management and Big Data at HP Discover 2013.


This city may not have gone through any significant visual transformations in one year. But, as I take a stroll down The Strip periodically, checking out the latest #HPDiscover Tweets, Big Data is not shy in making its presence felt through its own system of engagement in this brave new social world of mobile interactions. The City of Las Vegas will make sure that Big Data matters at HP Discover 2013. Just follow me to find out more.


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