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Democratizing business analytics

Democratizing business analytics

The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Duncan Ross on the evolution of analytics, data mining, and data philanthropy.In this episode of the O’Reilly Data Show, I spoke with one of Strata + Hadoop World’s most popular teachers—Duncan Ross, data and analytics director at TES Global. In his long career in data, Ross has seen several stages of the evolution of tools, techniques, and training programs, and along the way he has interacted with business managers in many countries and regions. In keeping with his wide-ranging interests, we discussed many topics, including business analytics, data science training programs, data philanthropy and data for good, and university rankings. Here are some highlights from our conversation:
Democratizing big data and data science
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