This week, Pivotal’s Rob Mee presented at the Global ICT Summit in Tokyo, Japan. Organized by the Nikkei and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Rob was asked to present on how software is disrupting economies and industries worldwide, and how traditional approaches, paradigms and processes need to change in order to survive in these modern times.
After attending the Pivotal Big Data Roadshow in Atlanta, Pivotal’s Stacey Schneider validates that it is still early days for most companies on their journey to transform to a data-savvy technology company. Many attendees use the roadshow as a free orientation to starting this journey, and have many questions. Summarizing the 3 most popular questions from the event, she answers: How can I convince my org to start on big data now? Do I really have to run it? Is a Data Lake really all one big thing?
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Coming off the heels of the Cloud Foundry Summit, the Pivotal team is excited about all of the activities that happened there. This post highlights the event, including: the top 30 tweets, 10 Pivotal customer sessions, 10 Pivotal employee sessions, as well as recommended blog articles and key media quotes. Enjoy!
Last week, the Wall Street Journal wrote up a story on how Humana kickstarted its transformation to being a technology company right in downtown Louisville. Spurred by a desire to help its 13.8 million insured customer base build healthier lives, the insurance giant embraced agile development practices by building a Digital Experience Center modeled after Pivotal Labs. In operation since June 2014, the new lab, staffed by Humana developers and Pivots, has produced 12 new updates to its central mobile app HumanaVitality and was able to become an early adopter of the Apple Watch.
This week, EMC is announcing a major milestone for companies looking to transform how they approach big data, namely a massive cross-company solution that is in many ways a one-stop-shop, best-of-breed, silver bullet CIOs have been looking for to help them succeed. Called the Federation Business Data Lake, this solution combines the hardware, software and all the connected engineering to give companies the foundation to fulfill their data and development needs.
In this post, we get to know more about one of our senior data scientists, Mariann Micsinai. She is a great example of the type of people Pivotal likes to have on the team and is a modern big data wrangler who works in the trenches with subject matter experts and business line leaders alike. With a focus in financial services, her expertise crosses a number of areas and her interests, passions, and education bring the best of academia and real-world problem solving.
Pivotal employees recently volunteered to work with the San Francisco City Academy as a way to give back via Pivotal Serve Days. The group spent a morning in one of city’s most notorious neighborhoods, the Tenderloin, where a school has popped up to make a difference. Our fellow employees helped to install and deliver computers so that the students can have access to additional educational resources, something that truly excited the students and made our employees grateful.
Last week, Pivotal’s managing editor of the blog, Stacey Schneider, spent the week at three major events expecting to talk mostly about data. While data was a key theme, the real struggle for customers centered around transforming aged enterprise businesses into technology companies to compete in today’s tech savvy world. In looking at the dichotomy between the companies that are being successful on their journey to transformation and those who are struggling, a common theme emerged: Pivotal Labs is the secret weapon. This post explains why.
As thought leaders, practitioners, and journalists looked forward to the year ahead in January, they identified a number of long-running trends that will become increasingly important in 2015: the increased demand for data scientists and relative lack of skilled practitioners, the continued growth of open source tools, and the value of automation in light of ever-growing data lakes. Here’s our roundup of the top data science news of the month, both from Pivotal and beyond.