The O’Reilly Data Show podcast: Evangelos Simoudis on data mining, investing in data startups, and corporate innovation.Evangelos Simoudis has spent many years interacting with entrepreneurs and executives at major global corporations. Most recently, he's been advising companies interested in developing long-term strategies pertaining to big data, data science, cloud computing, and innovation. He began his career as a data mining researcher and practitioner, and is counted among the pioneers who helped data mining technologies get adopted in industry. In this episode of the O'Reilly Data Show, I sat down with Simoudis and we talked about his thoughts on investing, data applications and products, and corporate innovation.Open source software companies
I very much appreciate open source. I encourage my portfolio companies to use open source components as appropriate, but I've never seen the business model as being one that is particularly easy to really build the companies around them.