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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

Analytics: The next industrial revolution

Bill Franks (Teradata Corporation)
12:10pm–12:30pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: 1 E14/1 E15 Level: Intermediate
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The industrial revolution changed human history by moving manufacturing from individual artisans to assembly lines. Mass production let us scale how we process materials so that we now create quality items at massive scale.

Today, we often work with data instead of physical materials. As a result, we need a similar revolution to help us analyze this data at scale. Analysis is still largely a bespoke, artisanal endeavor. We need to scale the processes with which we analyze data in much the same way that the industrial revolution let us scale up how we process materials.

In this talk, Teradata chief analytics officer Bill Franks considers the changes we need to make in order to complete a second industrial revolution centered on the analysis of data.

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Bill Franks

Teradata Corporation

Bill Franks is chief analytics officer for Teradata, providing insight on trends in the analytics and big data space, and helping clients understand how Teradata and its analytic partners can support their efforts. In addition, Bill is a faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics and the author of the book Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., April 2012).

He is also an active speaker and blogger. Bill’s focus has always been to help translate complex analytics into terms that business users can understand, and to then help an organization implement the results effectively within their processes. His work has spanned clients in a variety of industries for companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 to small non-profit organizations. Learn more about Bill at