PHOENIX, Jan. 25, 2019 — Pandera, the industry leader in advanced data science, today announced that it will be a platinum sponsor at MicroStrategy World™ 2019, MicroStrategy’s annual analytics and mobility conference, taking place from February 4 to February 6 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Pandera aims to reform how organizations engage with data through the introduction of its Transformation Suite, a robust catalog of advanced analytics and data science-oriented solutions that take full advantage of MicroStrategy 2019′s new features and functionality.
Fake News and the Responsibility of Data Scientists
95% of statistics are made up.
Discussions about fact versus truth come up quite a bit these days, especially with the proliferation of “fake news” and the news media’s coverage of certain facts (and non-facts, for that matter). We hear chatter all over the place where folks bring up hot button issues and claim “90% of people agree with my fact!”and “I have proof that X happened — it’s a fact!” Sites like snopes.com, politifact.com, and factcheck.org exist to remove political bias and interpretation from these “facts,” but why would we need such things? Is it because reporters actively make up information and deliberately lie to viewers? Or could it be that they simply tweak hard facts just enough to fit them into their preferred narrative?
As with many large organizations, creating a single version of the truth that decision-makers can act upon is a challenge. Office supply store Staples is no different. With over 79,000 employees, 2,000 locations, and operations in 26 different countries, it is easy to see why 75 weekly reports and upwards of 175 ad-hoc reports were not going to cut it. These reports were often outdated prior to even getting in the decision maker’s hands, which in turn reduced adoption and confidence in the analytic strategies that Staples aimed to pursue and drive growth from.
Pandera Systems Chief Data Officer, Matthew Thomas spoke with Kimberly Whitler of Forbes to explain why companies are turning to Chief Data Officers to generate more value out of data beyond the typical CIO and CMO roles.
Whitler (Forbes): Can you describe the CDO role?
Thomas: To truly appreciate the increasing need for the CDO’s role, one must first understand that 90 percent of the world’s data was created in the past two years alone. That’s a lot of information for a company to suddenly organize, secure and make sense of, let alone make a strategic decision on. The CDO emerged as organizations realized the need for someone to lead the management of all of this data as well as guide the organization in technology adoption and training necessary to storing and distributing it all.
Orlando FL – Pandera Systems, a global provider of information delivery solutions and analytics innovation consulting company has announced its partnership with the Southern Data Science Conference. This partnership will bring a robust roster to Orlando, Florida on October 17th and 18th for two days of cutting-edge discussions, workshops and networking at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld. This innovative, single track conference has drawn attention from around the World and will boast speakers from both top data science companies, like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc., and top research institutions, like Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, UCF, and more. These speakers have been selected based upon their outstanding contributions to the data science community and we are ecstatic to bring them all under one roof. Beyond that, we are extremely fortunate to have such great community support from the City of Orlando, University of Central Florida, South Big Data Hub, and Orlando Tech and Beer.