Phil Simon

Award-Winning AuthorDynamic Keynote Speaker

Workplace-Technology Guru • Advisor Professor



Speaking Topics A

Understanding Big Data

WHAT CAN OUR ORGANIZATION LEARN FROM AMAZON, NETFLIX, FACEBOOK, AND GOOGLE?

30-sec. pitch

It seems to be a really big deal, but how do we separate the hype from the reality?

OVERVIEW

To be sure, Big Data—the massive amounts of largely unstructured information flying at us faster than ever—offers tremendous promise. Unfortunately, there’s just as much hype and confusion around the topic. As a result, many chief execs are justifiably weary of the subject. Few want to spend millions of dollars on another failed “IT project.”

What to do?

In this talk, I highlight the main points from my 2013 book Too Big to Ignore.

To watch all of my recorded talks on Big Data, click here.

OUTCOMES

What Attendees Will Learn

In this talk, I answer the following questions: 

  • Forget all of the jargon and technical terms. In plain English, just what is Big Data, anyway?
  • What are its major characteristics?
  • How does it differ from traditional enterprise data?
  • Which companies have pulled ahead from the rest and what can we learn from them??
  • Is data really the new oil?
  • What are some of Big Data’s biggest opportunities?
  • What about the pitfalls (re: privacy and security concerns, the limitations of data, etc.)?
  • What’s on the horizon?

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