Signals from Strata + Hadoop World in Barcelona 2014

From the Internet of Things to data-driven fashion, here are key insights from Strata + Hadoop World in Barcelona 2014.

Experts from across the big data world came together for Strata + Hadoop World in Barcelona 2014. We’ve gathered insights from the event below.

#IoTH: The Internet of Things and Humans

“If we could start over with these capabilities we have now, how would we do it differently?” Tim O’Reilly continues to explore data and the Internet of Things through the lens of human empowerment and the ability to “use technology to give people superpowers.”


How can we use our data powers for good?

“This is an opportunity to think carefully about how we want to manage data,” says Cloudera chief architect Doug Cutting. Data tools and platforms have matured to the point where the decisions we make now will shape the data landscape for years to come.


Courage, brains, heart

Camille Fournier, head of engineering at Rent the Runway, uses characters from the Wizard of Oz to illustrate the relationship between data (The Lion), product (The Scarecrow), and technology (The Tin Man).


Data-driven design with a race car pedigree

Minimize the distance between idea, design, and feedback in the Formula 1 racing world and you gain a clear competitive advantage. Geoff McGrath, vice president at McLaren Applied Technologies, explains how a short innovation cycle — powered by data, predictive analytics, and a “human in the loop” — can transform other industries.


A toolset for predicting World Cup matches

Jordan Tigani, software engineer at Google, explains how he used the cloud and open source data tools to correctly predict 14 out of 16 World Cup games.


You can see more coverage in our Strata + Hadoop World in Barcelona 2014 playlist.

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  • Tony Fitzpatrick

    Having attended this event (I was a first timer) I have to say it was fantastic. I’m more involved in the policy side of things in the public sector but it was fascinating to be at th heart of the dialogue…and sometimes contentious debate…surrounding both the data and technical players. I came away with the clear impression that there is all to play for here and now…and there is some urgency in the public, private and third sectors coming together to assert the tenet of data as a force for good. I naively thought this was happening ‘somewhere’ ….maybe Strata Hadoop should turn to this is a strategic priority over the next year or so…because it seems we are still in silos……. Thoughts welcome….!