The first step most organizations need to take to realize the benefits of big data is to invest in a new solution infrastructure. The decision process is not simple: CAPEX vs. OPEX, on-premise vs. on cloud, reutilize existing DWH&BI investments vs start from scratch, purpose-built appliances vs. open-source distributions. In this session, Carme Artigas will share a methodology to guide you through this decision process, taking into account technical, functional and total cost of ownership aspects.
Carme Artigas is the founder and CEO of Synergic Partners, a strategic and technological consulting firm specializing in big data and data science (acquired by Telefónica in November 2015). She has more than 20 years of extensive expertise in the telecommunications and IT fields and has held several executive roles in both private companies and governmental institutions. Carme is a member of the Innovation Board of CEOE and the Industry Affiliate Partners at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute. An in-demand speaker on big data, she has given talks at several international forums, including Strata + Hadoop World, and collaborates as a professor in various master’s programs on new technologies, big data, and innovation. Carme was recently recognized as the only Spanish woman among the 30 most influential women in business by Insight Success. She holds an MS in chemical engineering and an MBA from Ramon Llull University in Barcelona and an executive degree in venture capital from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
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