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.
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.
Upon landing in Las Vegas for HP Discover 2013, I predicted that Las Vegas was going to make Big Data matter at HP Discover. Well, it certainly did so in a big way on the first day. HP announced an expanded Big Data portfolio, designed to enable organizations to gain better insight into their data and deliver real-time outcomes. The acronym — HAVEn — can be constructed using the initials of the enabling technologies: Hadoop, Autonomy, Vertica and Enterprise Security represented by Arcsight and "n" apps built on this platform. But as I take a deeper look at the power of the integrated functionality of these technologies, there is a lot more context and meaning to this term. Let’s see why.
At HP Discover 2012 in Frankfurt, HP Fellow Chandrakant Patel provided a preview of 30 minutes in 2020 — an experience I related in a two-part post on People and Planet followed by Petadata and Profit. These sessions provided a foundation to my thoughts on what CIOs can do to innovate the planet by 2020. Innovation is part of the bloodstream at HP Discover. I find myself reviewing my experience attending HP Discover 2012 in Las Vegas, and recollect the innovations that have crossed my radar in the past year. I am excited that I will actually get to see and experience some of these innovations at this year’s conference.