How data science goes beyond big data to make companies smarter

Date Published: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

On a thankfully cooler September morning, moderator Bojan Cukic, chair of the Department of Computer Science at UNCC sat down in the Charlotte Business Journal office to conduct a Q&A with technology experts Bill Doyle, chief revenue officer, RapidMiner; Marc Vaglio-Laurin, senior product manager, advanced analytics, Qlik; Rishi Bhatnagar, CEO, Syntelli Solutions Inc. and Rick Doody, CIO, SPX Corporation. Together they hashed out a definition of the relatively new term “data science” and compared notes on how they have seen data scientists transform businesses from reactive to predictive models. The following is an excerpt of their conversation.

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