Big Data is everywhere and demand for big data expertise across a range of industries will continue to see significant growth in 2016. That's because companies are realizing that capturing and analyzing data about consumers, buyers, suppliers and partners actually works to make the company smarter internally and increase the bottom line.
For my entire career I just thought that I was a statistician that was really good at finding the deep insights from data and who could write a bit of code in a few languages. Then, a few months ago I started taking some workshops at one of the hot new "trade schools" that teach code, analytics, marketing, UX and more.
Statistics inundate baseball, allowing for its players' performance to easily be compared and contrasted. For fans, this can lead to a game of analysis off the field. Let's combine baseball stats with some data analysis and ask the question: Did the players who most deserve to be called All Stars crack the roster?
Connections are changing the world. The connectivity enabled by the Internet has huge implications for the very structure of the global economy. While estimates of the Net's contribution to economic output vary, it's generally thought that it exceeds individual industry sectors like education, agriculture, and energy.