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banks rants – amazon echo… this IS a privacy issue

Yeah… technology is listening in on our conversations and sending it to people on our contacts lists and no one seems to care. Yup. Amazon Echo is going just that and people seem to be ignoring it or simply forgetting it because for some reason, they trust these large organizations?? I hope that is not […]

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banks rants – stop blaming someone else when it comes to privacy on the internet

I know… I know… another blogpost about Facebook and privacy but all the other posts were just driving me a little crazy and I just wanted the opportunity to talk about it without emotion. I understand that people are angry and upset because maybe they just don’t understand what is happening behind the scenes. But […]

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My Big Data Conversation with Spotify

<this Spotify blog was originally posted on the Dell EMC blog site> I spoke with Eliot Van Buskirk ( @listeningpost ), Data Storyteller at Spotify, as part of my Big Data Conversations series for Dell EMC. Note that this is not a product or technology blog and certainly there are no endorsements implied from either […]

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banks rants – never forget it is YOUR data

Recently there has been a lot of drama about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica and what they did or did not do with our Facebook data but in my mind, I want to ask everyone… what were you thinking they were doing with all your data? What did you think would happen when you gave an […]

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banks rants – data lake

My first official banks rants is about “data lake”. Anyone that wants to make me annoyed will say “data lake” to me. The term drives me crazy. Why? Well because people throw it out there like they understand what it means and they usually don’t. Almost like the term blockchain. Companies say they want it […]

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Machine Learning Coursera – Week 4

As I have mentioned before, I am taking a Coursera course this year focused on Machine Learning.┬áIt has been a great class and I am learning a lot. Now if you are thinking of taking this class, a couple of my friends and I got together to do some videos on the class, discussing our […]

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Coursera – Machine Learning Class

I recently signed up for the Coursera – Machine Learning Class with Andrew Ng. It is an 11 week class and below is a description that they provided about the course and what you will hopefully get out it. The course is free or you can pay $79 and get a certification. I decided to […]

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Strata Data Conference 2017 – NY

This year at Strata Data Conference was great. I really can not complain about the innovation, the knowledge gathering, and the people. I have been to a lot of conferences and this is one of those conferences that I would love to attend without being tied to a vendor. You know, just to attend as […]

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The Impact of Real-Time Analytics and Applications to Businesses and Consumers

This blog post was originally posted on CIO.com Another great Strata+Hadoop World Conference took place in San Jose the week of March 13, 2017. Topics covered included mostly Apache Hadoop projects, but a great deal of the attention was put toward machine learning and real-time analytics. I can particularly appreciate the importance of real-time analytics […]

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