Hot Topic for 2014 | Big Data

“Humans now create in two days the same amount of data that it took from the dawn of civilization until 2003 to create.” -Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google

NSBs roster boasts a select list of cutting edge speakers who can help you understand the power of big data for your business and personal life. Jesse-hirsh-highresJesse Hirsh – Big Data Internet strategist Jesse Hirsh shows how big data is impacting the ways companies do business. For example “Netflix is a company driven by big data. Their service is dependent upon customization and recommendations so as to keep us watching shows that are usually old and somewhat stale. Big data is not something that can be started just by turning on the taps. data driven content generation seems to also allow for greater creative autonomy.” See sample commentary here   Claudiu-Popa-medresClaudiu Popa – World Class Risk Management Demands Big Data Innovation The needs of today’s organizations to remain competitive on the world’s stage are outpaced by the rate of change in enterprise information management, global compliance and regulatory pressure. How do you compete? In this energetic talk Claudiu Popa walks the audience through the 9 elements of risk control and enterprise change, elegantly distilling the substance of the talk: managing big data. With integrity. With commitment. With the right vision.   10842-830-CarrolJ2_08_350dpi.jpgJim Carroll – Big Data Opportunities Have you ever noticed how, all of a sudden, a new phrase enters our lexicon and becomes the next big thing? So it is with “big data.” If you haven’t heard this term yet, you will. What is it? By analyzing and tying together massive amounts of information, strategic futurist Jim Carroll shows we can change the way we conduct business, manage healthcare, work in the world of agriculture or manage energy consumption.   1130-PowellJenews.jpgJuliette Powell – Big Data & Connections It’s not as much about the data as it is about the people.  From the stage at The Economist conference on Big Data to the world stage interviewing Nelson Mandela and presenting at the TED conference, Author, Integrated Media Specialist and Entrepreneur Juliette Powell connects the dots of her multi-disciplinarian approach to building a successful career using tv, mobile, web, social media and big data analysis. She’s the author of 33 Million People in the Room and founder of ‘We the Data’ a hub of conversation, news, and events celebrating innovative communities who are each focused on democratizing data in their own way.   Sean Wise-highresSean Wise – The Connected Company Dr. Sean Wise is one of the world’s foremost social network topologists. He earned his PhD while studying data mining and analysis. Dr. Wise has spent the last five years examining the rise of the Connected Company and mapping how social tools allow business to change with the times. In this engaging keynote, Ryerson’s Professor of Entrepreneurship will show you how these new paradigms can be used by your organization to increase creativity, adopt faster and stay innovative. Crowdsourcing, Social Network Analysis, Big Data Management and Digital Media Monitoring all drive employee efficiency and customer satisfaction all the while lowering costs and raising innovation. Have you adopted them?   scott_strattenScott Stratten – Data: Digits, Dummies and Doubts. Why data needs to be in the right hands/heads Sales, marketing and customer service has changed incredibly over the past few years and engagement is king. It’s not “if” you’re customers are talking online, it’s “how often” and “where”. This session walks the audience through the landscape of online engagement both today and what’s coming tomorrow. While big data is relevant, the audience will have a much clearer picture of what tools will suit their needs and which ones to ignore. His book “UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging” became a national best-seller before it was released and was also named one of the top business books of the year by 1-800-CEO READ and a top 10 book by Stratten now has over 150,000 people follow his daily rantings on Twitter and was just named one of the top 5 social media influencers in the world on It’s the only time he’s felt comfortable being compared to Ashton Kutcher, P Diddy and Justin Bieber. 1133-SeatonMenews.jpgMichael Seaton – The Journey from Big Data to Smart Data For organizations, the promise of Big Data is palpable. Yet, the path to success is unclear and businesses are struggling to make sense of it all. So, how can you navigate through with confidence? Michael Seaton will help set a foundational knowledge of Big Data and help you discover what it really is, where it came from and how to harness its power. Cut through the hype with a pragmatic context for Big Data as both a problem and solution for the future performance of your business. Michael will reveal today’s world of analytics, how to achieve data-driven and actionable insights and ultimately increase the predictability of successful outcomes from data. This session will demystify the subject providing business and marketing leaders with a framework to adapt and face “Big Data” challenges and opportunities head-on. For more information or availability on any of our Big Data speakers contact us today.