Inside Big Data Week Chicago 2014: Loyola University Wants to Help Businesses Understand How to Interpret their Data

The Center for Risk Management at Loyola Quinlan's School of Business is holding a half-day symposium titled “Translating Big Data into Business Decisions.” The goal of the event is to highlight how the value of Big Data is not derived solely from statistics, but from an established business process that requires sound managerial judgment to guide the analytics.

Inside Big Data Week Chicago 2014: Two Brothers Share a Passion for Data, and a Model for Change

Kamal and Siraj Tahir are two brothers who share a passion for data. Each is a data professional in their respective countries; Kamal in Chicago, IL and Siraj in London, England. Both are presenting during Big Data Week in Chicago 2014. But they’re doing it with a twist. Their two-part presentation is called: “The Big Data Revolution is Expensive. Re-evolving Your Data is Not. Here’s Why.” Kamal is presenting Part 1 from Chicago at 10 am (CST) on May 6, 2013. Siraj will be joined by Kamal at 10 am (CST) on May 8, 2014 to deliver Part 2 from London.

Grains of data from the Sahara

Co-founder of Big Data Week, Ande Gregson, will be one of the many competitors joining the annual gathering in Morocco in the Sahara desert for the Marathon des Sables in April 2014: a six-day, 250k self sufficient ultra marathon, which is the equivalent of six regular marathons, considered to be the toughest foot race on Earth.