Risky Business: How to Balance Innovation & Risk in Big Data

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Nik Rouda and Scott Gidley

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Big data is a game-changer for organizations that use it right. However, a dynamic tension always exists between rapid innovation using big data and the high level of production maturity required for an enterprise implementation. Is it possible to find the right mix? We say yes. Nik Rouda, senior big data analyst for Enterprise Strategy Group, reveals insights from his research and best practices for success. Join Nik and Zaloni’s Vice President of Product, Scott Gidley, for a discussion on how to find that balance between the lofty promises of big data and the mundane necessities of building a data lake environment that delivers business value. Topics covered include: - Big data business priorities and real-life use cases - The range of people and organizations involved in big data projects - A look at the time-to-business value that most organizations experience - An overview of the qualities and capabilities desired in data lakes - A typical data lake adoption lifecycle - Zaloni’s Data lake 360 solution as a holistic approach to building and leveraging a big data lake About the speaker: ESG Senior Analyst Nik Rouda covers big data, analytics, business intelligence, databases, and data management. With 20 years of experience in IT around the world, he understands the challenges of both vendors and buyers, and how to find the true value of innovative technologies. Using the knowledge of strategic leadership that he gathered previously helping to accelerate growth for fast-paced startups and Fortune 100 enterprises, Nik’s goal is to strengthen messaging, embolden market strategy, and ultimately, maximize his client’s gain.

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