Tuesday, 12 May 2015

ShopKeep's Christine Foster on Value in Data Mashups

Francine Bennett on Evil Uses of Data

Roger Magoulas & Hadoop Creator Doug Cutting on its Continued Growth

Cloudera's Jairam Ranganathan on the Rapidly Changing Hadoop Ecosystem

Jason Foster on incorporating Big Data at Marks & Spencer

Rod Smith on IBM's Emerging Technologies group

Interview with opensensors.io's Yodit Stanton

Mark Torr on What SAS Has Been Up To

Aaron Kimball on Zymergen's data work in biotech

Interview with Fernando Lucini (HP Software Big Data)

Google's Shailesh Rao Explains the Cloud Bigtable Platform

Rick Farnell on Think Big's acquisition by Teradata

WANdisco's David Richards on industries needing data disruption

Cait O'Riordan on How Shazam Predicts a Song's Future

Connected Car: World Record Race - Gareth Martin

Hadoop: As Easy As Riding a Bike - Tamara Dull

Road to Real-Time Digital Business - Rod Smith

Hadoop and Healthcare - David Richards

Hadoop 2015: What We’ve Learned in 5 Years - Rick Farnell

Is Privacy Becoming a Luxury Good? - Julia Angwin

Bringing Life to Design: Data Science in 3D - Autodesk's Mike Haley

How BT Uses Hadoop with its CRM - Phillip Radley

Ideas that Matter - Tim Harford (Financial Times) Keynote

Ariadne Capital's Julie Meyer Keynote at Strata + Hadoop World London 2015

Google Cloud Bigtable's Next Big Step - Cory O'Connor

Predicting a Billboard Music Hit with Shazam Data - Cait O'Riordan

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Opus and Ecom Digital MD's launch technology website

OPCOM Publishing, a newly formed publishing company established by Managing Director of Opus Recruitment Solutions, Darren Ryemill and Ecom Digital’s Managing Director, Mark Powney have launched the first of many new publishing websites, Technology Noise.com.

Updated daily, Technology Noise will provide readers with the latest news and insights from some of the leading commentators within the technology industry. Topics will cover the entire spectrum of news, security advances, emerging technology, mobile, wearables and much more– all delivered in an easily accessible and immediately available format.
With the IT industry moving forward and changing every day, OPCOM Publishing recognised a gap in the market and following several months of analysing what the industry really needed, OPCOM Publishing developed Technology Noise with quality content in mind.
Being experts in their field Darren and Mark are the perfect match. They’re both over the moon to have founded OPCOM Publishing and look forward to future work together.
Mark Powney commented, “With an unlimited online audience, this platform is set to be the most beneficial and most used tool in the IT industry. We have operated in this space for several years, and with the success of our flagship publication Recruitment Buzz and the increased demand for bespoke IT content, we saw an opportunity to work with Opus and develop something really special. We believe Technology Noise will be an indispensable resource for anyone in the industry.
Darren Ryemill commented, “It will create efficiency in every work place, a platform where IT businesses and recruitment specialists will have all the latest IT knowledge at their fingertips. By launching Technology Noise, we will be drawing upon our own expertise gained over the years of working within the IT industry. This is an exciting concept that will not only provide immediate access to the highest quality and relevant content on a daily basis, it will also engage professionals and encourage them to share information with their colleagues and peers within the wider IT community. We are very excited about this and we are already seeing plenty of interest from technology professionals and recruiters alike.”
Technology Noise launched on 7th April, 2015 and has already received an overwhelming response. The OPCOM Publishing team aims to continue developing it to suit the needs of its readers.
For more information about Technology Noise, please visit http://technologynoise.com/ 

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Data Science & Big Data Analytics New Budget Season 2015

With the economy slowly improving, IT leaders are more optimistic that the corporate purse string will loosen up in 2015, and they’re eager to bring new technologies into the world in addition to just keeping the lights on. Computerworlds annual forecast survey of IT executives shows that budgets are indeed continuing to make a nice recovery. Some 43% of the 194 respondents said that they expect their IT budgets to increase. That’s up from 36% in last year’s study.

This year’s average anticipated up is 13.1%, and overall, the expected changes in IT budgets reported by all respondents average out to 4.3 %. IT is expected to gain kick up spending on security tools, Customer-facing technologies and information exchange/collaboration technologies that comprise the so called SMAC stack – social and mobile tools, analytics systems and cloud computing.
The one trend that we can expect is not only the amount of data increasing, but also a great boost in the market, which will flaunt the solutions for Data Science & Big Data Analytics. Data Science & Big Data Analytics is expected to follow in the footsteps of cloud computing because, just as cloud computing has become conventional, it is expected that Data Science & Big Data Analytics will also become mainstream. However, the basic question that arises is usually centered on how long it will take for solutions to become practical as well as sustainable for traditional firms.
With that in mind if you have any further questions which may help in shaping the budget process for your team please contact me on bigdatasolutions@opusrs.com or call me on 02074481407 / 07881351363

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Data Scientist - Statistics,Machine learning,modelling,Python,SAS,R,Matlab,Data mining,SQL Job in Central London, London UK

Data Scientist - Statistics,Machine learning,modelling,Python,SAS,R,Matlab,Data mining,SQL Job in Central London, London UK

Senior Data Scientist: Statistics, Machine learning, Predictive modelling, Python, SAS, R, SPSS, Matlab, Data mining & SQL

Senior Data Scientist
wanted to work for a leading consultancy in London.​ The Senior Data
Scientist will have advanced, deep and wide knowledge of data analytics –
statistics, machine learning, predictive modelling, heuristic methods,
data mining, etc.​ with experience across many applications.​ You must
have experience in programming with any of the major statistical or
analytical packages such as Python, SAS, R, SPSS & Matlab.​

Senior Data Scientist will lead the development and delivery of high
quality data analytics that form part of consultative offerings,
products and business strategy.​ Lead and undertake business analysis
related to data analytics.​ You will relate statistical and other
analytical results to real world problems and explain the results to
non-technical clients and colleagues and be independent, proactive,
creative and inventive to solve problems to enhance and develop existing
and new analytics related products and services.​

This is a
Hands on role for a Senior Data Scientist and you will use SQL
programming and/​or statistical packages for the delivery and execution
of standard analytics services efficiently and consistently.​

Key Skills:

  • Statistics
  • Machine learning
  • Predictive modelling
  • Python, SAS, R, SPSS & Matlab
  • Data mining
  • SQL

the Senior Data Scientist you will have the ability to pick up new
technologies and willing to push boundaries and develop new products and
technology and is not fazed by challenges such as messy, dirty, free
form data; new markets, new technology; change, being an agent of

If you are interested in this amazing opportunity, please apply now or contact me on adamr@opusrs.com