Author: Colette Grail

Author: Colette Grail

The Hard Is What Makes It Great
Image July 1, 2017 About pages,Ideas Colette Grail

What’s the Big Data Idea is Bringing Big Data to the People. I’m passionate about Big Data. I believe Big Data will change everyone’s lives whether you like it or not.  It’s not just about how your cell phone let’s you know about traffic or that Target knows your daughter is pregnant before you do.  The

O’Reilly Media’s Friday Freebie – 3D Printing Primer
Image June 30, 2017 Freebies Colette Grail

Get your free copy by clicking HERE. Demystify the field of 3D printing, by outlining the strengths and liabilities of the different types of processes that are currently available. Whether you know them as “rapid prototyping,” “additive manufacturing,” or some other buzzword, the processes, technologies, and tools of 3D printing are developing at such a

O’Reilly Free ebook: Practical Artificial Intelligence in the Cloud
Image April 21, 2017 Freebies Colette Grail

“It’s inevitable that AI will move into the cloud. The sizes of the applications and datasets required for genuine AI processes are simply too large for any single device or system. That’s why Google, IBM, and Amazon are all rolling out sophisticated cloud-based AI and machine-learning services—AI-as-a-Service (AIaaS). With AIaaS, you can build applications that

Watch my talk proposal for O’Reilly Strata Conference SEP 23-26 in NYC
April 4, 2017 Uncategorized Colette Grail

And make sure to read the post! What Does Your Medical Record Say About You? (and who is reading it?)

Big Data & Your Vote: Did Trump Change Your Mind?
Image February 12, 2017 Big Data Facets,Reporting Colette Grail

Two summers before the 2016 US Presidential election, I was sitting around a bonfire in the wilds of Kenya, lingering in the peace that comes from spending the day amongst the extraordinary wildlife of safari (that’s ordinary for Africa). An intimate gathering of around 15 guests from all continents, the conversation was friendly and centered

5 Things you need to know about Big Data for 2017
Image January 2, 2017 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Big Data made a Big Difference in the biggest story of the year – the US Presidential election. Although President Elect Trump had pooh-poohed the impact of Big Data, he rallied a last minute expert team in the just the summer prior that just may have made the difference. Using digital targeting, the strategy collected

Ho! Ho! Ho! Big Data Santa says whether you’re Naughty or Nice :)
Image December 11, 2016 Ideas Colette Grail

If you’re the parent of a five year old anticipating the holidays, most likely they have recited their wish list ad nauseum. Theirs is the top of perhaps a very long list. How much or how well you fulfill the growing datum of well wishes is partly a matter of preference and a great deal

Show Your Tatas! Big Data on Big Boobs, Bras & Breast Cancer
Image October 24, 2016 Ideas Colette Grail

Big Data Takes on Big (Boob) Problems Big Data application comes in many shapes and sizes and the Big Data Bra is Big Data wrapped in the silk and latex of lingerie. It starts with a simple problem. We have come a long way baby from corsets and elastic superstructures. The width and breadth of

Big Data, Bird Flocks and Figuring Out World Hunger
Image September 18, 2016 Big Data Facets Colette Grail

Do you notice the flocks of birds that pass overhead? I love watching the graceful flow of the flying inhabitants of the beach: pelicans, sandpipers, seagulls, cranes. Some are ‘regulars’ – seen day after day. Some come and go. Last week I watched an array of over 20 stork-like creatures I’ve not seen before fly

Great Elephant Census Results Are In – Vulcan
September 17, 2016 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Vulcan announces: In 2014, Paul G. Allen and our team at Vulcan set out to count Africa’s savanna elephants, an effort known as The Great Elephant Census (GEC). The Great Elephant Census is the first pan-African survey of elephants using standardized data collection and validation methods. Conceived to fill critical gaps in data by providing reliable

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