J. C. Herz

J. C. Herz
COO, Ion Channel

Website | @jcherz

J.C. Herz (jnhq@yahoo.com) is a technologist with a background in biological systems and computer game design. Her specialty is massively multiplayer systems that leverage social network effects, whether on the web, mobile devices, or more exotic high-end or grubby low-end hardware. She is the founder of Batchtags LLC, which provides large data analytics and interactive visualization and decision support technologies and services to Fortune 500 companies and the federal government.


JumpStart, Great America-K
J. C. Herz (Ion Channel)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This presentation lays out some clear, concrete gating conditions for when it makes sense to pull the trigger on big data initiatives, and how they should be procured, depending on the use case, the data assets, and the resources available. Read more.
Business & Industry, Ballroom E
J. C. Herz (Ion Channel)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
This talk uses the OODA Loop concept (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) as a framework to categorize Big Data use cases and data-driven services and the front-ends to those services. Rather than starting with the underlying technology or the data sources, the OODA loop starts with WHY the user needs information. It answers the question of when a black box beats an analytic tool, and vice versa. Read more.
Office Hour, Exhibit Hall (Office Hours A)
J. C. Herz (Ion Channel)
* Visual analytics: How to go from eye candy to actual decision support * Corporate fear factor: Dealing with the business/management obstacles to analytics * In-house vs. outsourcing: How to think about build vs. buy for big data Read more.


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