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BIG Ideas Exchange: Big Data, Big Analytics

Friday, May 10 2013 8:30AM to 11:00AM

Co-author Michele Chambers, Revolution Analytics
Goodmortgage.com 3325 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28217

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange

Friday, May 10, 2013

Location: Goodmortgage.com, 3325 South Tryon Street, 28217

8:30 am to 9:00 am     Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am   Book Discussion

Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below

Book: “Big Data, Big Analytics: Emerging Business Intelligence and Analytic Trends for Today’s Businesses” by Michael Minelli, Michele Chambers, Ambiga Dhiraj.

Unique prospective on the big data analytics phenomenon for both business and IT professionals.

The availability of Big Data, low-cost commodity hardware and new information management and analytics software has produced a unique moment in the history of business. The convergence of these trends means that we have the capabilities required to analyze astonishing data sets quickly and cost-effectively for the first time in history.

The Age of Big Data is here, and these are truly revolutionary times. This timely book looks at cutting-edge companies supporting an exciting new generation of business analytics.

You will learn more about the trends in big data and how they are impacting the business world. This book explains how companies use new technologies effectively to gather the data that they need to glean critical insights.

Big Data Big Analytics appeals to business-oriented readers who want a deeper understanding of Big Data, but aren't necessarily interested in writing MapReduce code. Moreover, this is a book about analytics -- not just how we manage data, but what we do with it and how we make it drive value.

As a reminder, you don’t have to read the book! The facilitator will share the main principles from the book with the group.

Co-author Michele Chambers (and creator of BIG Ideas Exchange!) will facilitate this stimulating discussion.

For an excerpt of this book, go to:


During this roundtable we'll:

· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth


Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. We are currently looking to fill the 2013 calendar. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month, so pick a month that suits you for 2013! A few of you have suggested books, so please send me an email for the month and book you would like to facilitate.