Despite the amount of hype in the technical industry, there isn’t always a visible path to operational benefit. Many organizations are investing blindly in data science and big data without understanding the benefits the technology can bring or the talent required to leverage their investments. Learn how to think about Big Data projects through examples in everyday life. This session will clear the fog around the continuously growing technology market and empower decision makers to steer their businesses into increasing margins and reducing cost through data.
Gerard Dwan is an Informationist at Knowledgent, a data and analytics firm with an office in Boston. There he specializes in bringing Big Data to Big Business. He also leads the Enterprise Search Competency for Financial Services and Insurance. Prior to this, he was the Manager of Solution Architecture at Attivio, leading a team of technical problem solvers responsible for the design and validation of client solutions. Prior to his management role he was a Solution Architect at Attivio helping large companies obtain analysis and understanding of their big data and content.
A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Gerard is continuing his education at Harvard University studying Strategic Management.