Sometimes you realize that the little, personal stories are needed to make the big ideas of your day, like Big Data, become real.
While many experiences stood out at HP Discover last week, including TEW, NASCAR, Kevin Bacon, HAVEn, and Innovation, one of the final sessions uniquely personalized for me the concept we label Big Data. June Manley, Director of HP Big Data solutions, introduced me to a new word – humbility - during her session on Big Data and the Human connections. While I have blogged about humanizing the bits and bytes into the Big Data DNA, Manley's session added a different perspective on the human side of big data. Here is why.
I come home, after attending HP Discover 2013 Las Vegas, and it is Father’s Day weekend. A time when we acknowledge the efforts our fathers have put into architecting our lives by instilling foundational principles that withstand the test of time. Just like a good Enterprise Architect. These are principles I draw upon when facing the next big challenge in the transformation journey we call … very simply … life. These architectures sustain us over time. Perhaps Enterprise Architects can take a cue from Dads?
Have you taken the TEW for a test drive? If not, I hope you could attend the keynote address by Mike Nefkens, VP, HP Enterprise Services. Nefkens presented a real Transformation Roadmap, which HP built, making the point that — when it comes to Enterprise Services (ES) — such roadmaps are more than PowerPoint slides. So, what does it take for an organization to make their Transformation Roadmap real for its customers? Nefkens said, “It must be an organization that can build a better enterprise together for its customers.” He also made the following statements about the HP ES business unit. If you’re a skeptic like me, you might wonder how real these claims are.
Hello, Enterprise IT. This is Big Data.
After signing off on the series of posts I authored From the Desk of Big Data, I found a need to write another post based on the panel discussion at HP Discover titled, “Make Information Matter: Make Big Data work for you.” The panelists were asked for their opinions on various assertions made about me and how I play in the enterprise. So, when you have a panel of key stakeholders at a conference like HP Discover (where I have a big role in the city of Las Vegas), do you expect me to stay dormant? NOT!
30 minutes after I concluded my DT3253 session on Predicting the Future using Systems of Engagement, Steve Phelps, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of NASCAR discussed a couple of business scenarios where predictive techniques, such as sentiment analysis, have been used to determine the prevailing mindset of NASCAR fans. In my original post about my session, I sought your input on other scenarios where such techniques could be used. It was an exhilarating experience to see similar scenarios being detailed in Meg Whitman’s keynote address at HP Discover.