Books Big Data at Work

Published on March 20th, 2014 | by Daniel Castro


“Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities”

Thomas Davenport’s Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities is a guide to big data in the enterprise. Geared toward entrepreneurs and established managers alike, the book details the business implications of large-scale data analysis from management to sales across a broad range of industries.

Along the way, Davenport, a Babson College information technology management professor, gives working definitions of key data concepts and attempts to dispel myths about what data can and can not do for organizations. With case studies from companies including UPS, GE, Amazon and Citigroup, Davenport illustrates the opportunities and best practices of large-scale data management and integration into existing systems. The book also includes tips on hiring and training data science talent, as well as an overview of technologies that help companies work with their data.

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About the Author

Daniel Castro is the director of the Center for Data Innovation and vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Mr. Castro writes and speaks on a variety of issues related to information technology and internet policy, including data, privacy, security, intellectual property, internet governance, e-government, and accessibility for people with disabilities. His work has been quoted and cited in numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, USA Today, Bloomberg News, and Businessweek. In 2013, Mr. Castro was named to FedScoop’s list of “Top 25 most influential people under 40 in government and tech.” In 2015, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker appointed Mr. Castro to the Commerce Data Advisory Council.Mr. Castro previously worked as an IT analyst at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) where he audited IT security and management controls at various government agencies. He contributed to GAO reports on the state of information security at a variety of federal agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). In addition, Mr. Castro was a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he developed virtual training simulations to provide clients with hands-on training of the latest information security tools. He has a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an M.S. in Information Security Technology and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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