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Lisa Braun
What's the most exciting business change you see as a result of leveraging new big data & analytics? You mentioned disruption in insurance and in financial fraud models, to name 2. What excites you the most? And where is the sweet spot for CSC?
eddie satterly
There are a ton of interesting ways that the new data technologies can help I picked a few fun ones on the call but there are many more
Lisa Braun
What's your personal favorite or where you see the most potential for CSC?
Sorin Costea
not forgetting healthcare or manufacturing implications...
eddie satterly
I talked to a COO today who is trying to do more analytics to sell to his customers but cant afford the CapEx investment so OpEx like the BDPaaS helps him get new services to market.
Lisa Braun
I think the impact on the insurance industry, a data-based industry, is going to be very intersting. All the models change with data from self-driving cars, for e.g.
eddie satterly
@sorincos Healthcare has a major need for these techs
Adrian Jones
Do CSC have any specific industries we are targeting with BDPaaS ?
Lisa Braun
Yes OpEx lowers the barrier to entry - the cloud's calling card. So having our analytics as-a-service gets the foot in the door.
eddie satterly
@sorincos From improved patient outcomes, to home monitoring devices to avoiding repeat hospital visits
John Furrier
Fraud detection is no brainer but the real time nature is critical in managing that
Sorin Costea
still sometimes capex keeps the spotlight - then we need more differentiator "aces" in hand
eddie satterly
CSC is targeting their core customers and the first real industry solutions are going to be out in Decemeber and will be manufacturing (smartX) and Insurance models
eddie satterly
Yes fraud has become a major conversation but many companies are having issues getting the data they need.
eddie satterly
The aces are coming as we evolve the platform with the 3.0 release in December we are really starting an all Aces play :)
Sorin Costea
@eddie_satterly Right, healthcare is the obvious, so let's focus (also) on the others :)
eddie satterly
Healthcare has a lot of Not Invented Here issues to be honest I think there is oppty but they need to try and fail first as in the past with other tech approaches
Lisa Braun
@eddie_satterly Can you say more about that the "Aces" are?
eddie satterly
Industry focused R models, pre-built industry focused dashboards, working with context data experts in the field to provide data science libraries for our customers to use on top of BDPaaS
Lisa Braun
@eddie_satterly And so we target our key industries for this I take it. Still, does one industry really stand out? Is it hard to create the data science libraries? A field all its own?
eddie satterly
Manufacturing and Insurance want and need the help and those will be what we release toolkits for in December
Adrian Jones
@eddie_satterly will the intention be to submit the models back into Open Source R
eddie satterly
The March release will most likely be Healthcare and FinServ as they tend to try themselves first and then we can help when they are not as successful as they would like
eddie satterly
All of our work on the Apache projects we do Open Source back, however the toolkits will be CSC apps work and built for our platform.
Sorin Costea
@eddie_satterly that's the way, giving back!
Lisa Braun
As encouraged by our entire new open source program: www.csc.com/opensour...
Rich Reba
@eddie_satterly I know a lot of our tech community members aspire to become experts in these disruptive new architecture styles, but say that the learning curve is steep. What must they do to succeed?
Sorin Costea
being able to use in real-world scenarios the tiny bits they manage to learn at a time = reinforcement
eddie satterly
I am happy to so a training session as deep as folks want to go on the tech, distributed systems, use cases, solutioning. Lets set them up on webcasts and enable
John Furrier
If folks aren't using integrated stacks and using the cloud then they will be far behind; plus understanding data layers of abstraction is key to app dev
Sorin Costea
@furrier still waiting for standardized sandboxes to test the new skills
Rich Reba
@eddie_satterly thanks! @JonesBells Helen let's add take Eddie's idea ( leading "deep dive" training sessions on new architecture styles) to the Development work stream in our "World Class Technology Talent" tech transformation Program (Program 4)
Sorin Costea
very good so! because the net is full of introductory "for dummies" material, while the real heavy use you usually have to discover by yourself
John Furrier
@sorincos sandboxing is a big thing that needs to be a norm not the exception.. once hardened it can be rolled out in the catalog or other services directories
Paul
We often talk about "actionable insights" - I often feel that the presentation of results in innovative ways brings together both the art and science of Big Data. How do you see this evolving in the future?
eddie satterly
It is interesting how people are being called data scientists but they feel more like artists. I agree and I think the context aware data folks will be critical to the futrue
Sorin Costea
@eddie_satterly there are in the #javascript already beautiful data visualization projects, is there room for synergies?
eddie satterly
@sorincos There are absolutely synergies everywhere
John Furrier
#bigdata insights gives line of business users access to analytics and collaboration tools that are not traditionally available in the field
eddie satterly
absolutely and there are so many new ways to explore, markup and share data insights in this world
John Furrier
My issue is that many of the best functionality is yet to emerge in #bigdata so the actionable insights are very elementary in context to business value; best is yet to come
John Furrier
Data wrangling and more sources of data will explode the visualization ah ha moments
eddie satterly
It is open to all
Soren Helsted
Data flows are increasing exponentially and will continue to do so over the foreseeable future - can new technologies, algorithms, innovations, etc keep up or will we eventually be missing the opportunity to grasp the data flows?
Soren Helsted
With data flow I mean especially volume but also variety as more IoT hits the internet
John Furrier
data flows research by @wikibon interesting distribution of the volume of data https://twitter.com/...
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eddie satterly
We are doing great things in the IoT space and only expanding what data types and volumes we can handle.
Sorin Costea
I'm confident real use will emerge once the materials are there
eddie satterly
Our largest customer does >1B messages per day through our Storm setup
John Furrier
data flows are going to increase no doubt the key is software innovation to act on the data so ingestion then tooling it has to be pay as you go model #devops #cloud
Sorin Costea
@eddie_satterly always knowing WHAT is the platform used for enables us to improve further
Rich Reba
@eddie_satterly thanks for your talk - what do you see emerging in the big data landscape that's not mature yet but we need to be paying attention to?
eddie satterly
The real big emerging piece is the ML Models that are being built There are a ton of academic algorithms but real interesting implementations of them in industry are just starting to pop
Sorin Costea
an educational curriculum?
eddie satterly
It would be great to see more schools teaching this art
Rich Reba
@eddie_satterly interesting - i know we're experimenting with some ML capabilities specifically for self-healing IT in the OSS/BSS
eddie satterly
Not just OSS/BSS but also in the security area if you look at my session from DC Billington Cyber Security summit.
Soren Helsted
There are free online ML courses out there - are they good? anybody went on any?
eddie satterly
I have seen several Free ones and you get what you pay for in my opinion