Posts by Christopher Nerney:


McKinsey Report: Big Data at Center of Disruptive Technologies

by   |   May 23, 2013   |   1 Comment

A dozen potentially disruptive technologies could deliver as much as $33 trillion in economic value around the globe by 2025, according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute. Big data technologies underpin several of the trends. Read More…


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Enterprises Value Data Pros With Multiple Skills, Dice Survey Shows

by   |   May 22, 2013   |   Leave a comment

At the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium on May 22, John Roese, the CTO of technology company EMC, was one of several IT executives to cite the need for skilled data pros. “When it comes to analytics, there’s not a large talent pool. Read More…


Mu Sigma Rolls Out ‘Decision Science’ Certification

by   |   May 7, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Faced with an anticipated shortage of data scientists, a number of analytics software and services vendors have begun offering certification programs to both increase the number of qualified analysts and set standards of competency. The latest is Chicago-based Mu Sigma, Read More…


Certified Analytics Professionals Discuss Business Value and Ethics

by   |   April 29, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Nearly two years after the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences decided the field of data analytics needed a set of standards, 17 people earlier this month became the first to earn the INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) Read More…


Philadelphia Chief Data Officer Seeks Economic Growth via Open Data

by   |   April 12, 2013   |   Leave a comment

It should tell you a lot about Mark Headd that his Twitter tagline is “Happiness is a warm dataset.” The Philadelphia native last year became the city’s first chief data officer, making him one of the few municipal CDOs in Read More…


5 Tips for Finding Talent for Your Data Analytics Team

by   |   April 11, 2013   |   Leave a comment

As an increasing number of enterprises seek to leverage big data, the demand for data analysts continues to grow. Coupled with the well-publicized dearth of data analytics talent – a McKinsey report from two years ago predicts that by 2018 Read More…


Hiring Talent Top Analytics Spending Priority in LinkedIn Survey

by   |   March 28, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Nearly 60 percent of enterprise professionals responding to a recent survey on LinkedIn said their organizations plan to increase investment in data analytics this year. And their top spending priority is expected to be analytics talent – a scarce resource Read More…


Data Science Service Provider Mu Sigma Launches Analytics Software Platform

by   |   March 6, 2013   |   Leave a comment

In the years since its founding in 2004, data analytics services vendor Mu Sigma has developed an internal framework for helping clients define problems—a critical first step in the process of using big data to make decisions. Now the Chicago-based Read More…


Demand Strong for Hadoop, NoSQL Skills

by   |   March 1, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Demand for IT professionals with Hadoop and NoSQL skills are a small but fastest-growing segment of the big data industry, according to a new report from Wikibon. Meanwhile on job boards like Dice, jobs posting for Hadoop jobs are up 64 percent in the past year. Read More…


IBM to Open Analytics Training Center in Thailand

by   |   February 19, 2013   |   Leave a comment

IBM’s analytics center scheduled to open in Thailand in June is just the latest move by Big Blue to combine an aggressive data analytics market strategy with a training program designed to create the workforce necessary to leverage big data. Read More…