Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an informational program on big data analytics next month that kicks off the spring meeting of the Center for Innovation Management Studies. “Big Data for Fun & Profits: Your Guide to Top-Line Growth in the 21st Century” will be held 9–11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Hunt Library. Register in advance for the free event.
The program includes:
- Big Data and Disruptive Innovation
Paul Mugge, CIMS executive director
Through a unique collaboration and novel use of both software technology and diverse hardware systems, NC State has been able to discover new markets and answer traditionally tough or unanswerable business questions with the Big Data Analytics Platform and Natural Language Processing technology.
- Big Data Industry Success Stories
Michael Kowolenko, teaching assistant professor, and Stephen Markham, associate professor, Poole College of Management
Presentation of three recently completed industry cases: Air Products and Chemicals, Kelly Services and PRA.
- Big Data as a Commodity Product
Presented by Vincent Freeh, associate professor of computer science
Freeh will speak about his department’s partnership and support of the Big Data Analytics Platform. He will also discuss the available software, how to create customized software stacks from commodity components, and how to deploy stacks on diverse hardware systems.