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Nate Silver & the Relativity of Managing Big-Data
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Re: Signal vs Noise
  • 4/16/2013 9:09:02 AM
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Great point, @Deb_Orton! I was inspired to center the post around the word "relativity" because each organization's experience with big data is relative, and knowing your own business well is what puts you in the best position to separate the "noise" from the "signal" once you apply the analytics to it.

Re: Nate Silver
  • 4/16/2013 8:32:18 AM
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There is a real art to listening to a presentation and tweeting simultaneously.

Signal vs Noise
  • 4/16/2013 8:06:58 AM
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Thank you, @johnballa for the excellent summary! Nate Silver's keynote was dense with information and simply fascinating. One of my big take-aways was the rate of new data vs. the much slower rate of actual signals in that data. Best evidence I have seen to show the difficulty organizations have in separating the true information from what Nate calls "noise".

Re: Nate Silver
  • 4/16/2013 1:52:45 AM
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Thanks, Noreen! I totally agree. I almost had trouble taking notes because I was enjoying his talk so much and I was also trying to tweet some of his best points during the session!

Nate Silver
  • 4/15/2013 9:33:14 PM
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Talk about the power of personality. He has really captured our imaginations.



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