Startup Digest


January 13, 2017

Hello dear reader, 

Your Friday analytics digest is here again. Hope you find this week's digest as enjoyable as the previous editions.

Till next time, have a pleasant weekend.

Analytics Startup Digest is curated by:
Banji Adenusi

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Applications Are Now Open for Next Session of Techstars Accelerator Programs

The next session of Techstars global accelerator programs kick off in July 2017: Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars, Chicago, IoT, Kansas City, LA, London, Mobility, NYC, Techstars Adelaide, Techstars Retail, in partnership with Target, and Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises. Interested in applying or know someone who is? Learn more or apply by April 9th.

The Age of Analytics: Competing in a Data-Driven World

Nicolaus Henke, Jacques Bughin, Michael Chui, James Manyika, Tamim Saleh, Bill Wiseman, and Guru Sethupathy - McKinsey

McKinsey revisits its landmark big data report of 2011, and this time the focus is on the value and level of impact that analytics activities are having on businesses that have embraced big data. "There is a lot of hard work to be done".

How Shazam Handles Its Data Reserves

Clare McDonald - Computer Weekly

Between legacy data, experimentations, transitioning from recognising a particular song to recognising a Bluetooth beacon, supersonic radio frequency or Coke can, Shazam is now looking to offer data as a product.

5 Excel Add Ins Every Data Scientist Should Install

Data Science Central

Lifesavers that we can all call upon. Includes add-ins for statistical analyses, optimisation analysis, multiple and unlimited data source imports.

Hadoop Interview Questions – Apache Hive

Ashish Bakshi - Edureka

Get an idea of the sort of questions to expect from employers in Apache Hive-related interviews.

Tactic or Trend: The Potential of the Data Lake


Join Dr. Robin Bloor and Dr. Eric Little as they discuss how and why organizations should leverage a Data Lake and what considerations to make beforehand. The webinar takes place on Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:00 PM (EST).

Seeking Agility: Using Analytics-as-a-Service to Develop Competitive Advantage

Bright Talk

Another webinar session slated for January 19, 2017, 12PM EST.
Joe Decosmo, CAO at Enova International and Marc Demarest, IIA analytics expert will be discussing how Analytics-as-a-Service can help develop competitive advantage and increase agility in the ever-evolving marketplace. 

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