Deep Learning: Intelligence from Big Data

Deep Learning begins to derive significant value from Big Data. It has already radically improved the computer’s ability to recognize speech and identify objects in images, two fundamental hallmarks of human intelligence.

Steve Jurvetson, Partner, DFJ Ventures

Adam Berenzweig, Co-founder and CTO, Clarifai
Naveen Rao, Co-founder and CEO, Nervana Systems
Elliot Turner, Founder and CEO, AlchemyAPI
Ilya Sutskever, Research Scientist, Google Brain

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DataWL is the reliable partner for fortune 500 companies, Government Agencies or Institutions. If you think Data, think Data Without Limits your creative data agency.

DataWL is the reliable partner for fortune 500 companies, Government Agencies or Institutions.
If you think Data, think Data Without Limits your creative data agency.

We are a Creative Agency specialised on Data Analytics, Predictive Analytics and Data Visualization.

Big Data Analytics provides opportunities to discover deeper, more complete business insights through the analysis and visualization of significant volumes of rapidly changing structured and unstructured data.

Structured or unstrucred data, we love all kind of data. Our domain of experince spans from in car telemetric data, over social media data to realtime monitoring of video data. Each completed project makes us even more hungry, hungry for more data to push the limits of the possible even further. As a result we deliver insights to unleash the hidden power and value in your data sets.

Combining the competencies of data analytics, strategic consultancy and marketing. DataWL is able to offer a holistic approach to solve companies’ data challenges.

DLD14 – What’s Next After Cloud Meets Big Data

Cloud and Big Data – what’s next?! A discussion panel with JP Rangaswami (Chief Scientist,, Florian Leibert (Founder, Mesosphere), Jean Paul Schmetz (Chief Scientist, Hubert Burda Media), Werner Vogels (CTO, amazon), Aditya Agarwal (Vice President of Engineering, Dropbox), and Sonali De Rycker (Partner, Accel Partners).

What people wants? It’s simplicity and convenience, JP said. Adoption of Cloud was driven by convenience not by economics. The change came from people. If they are able to use things easily it’s successful.

Werner nods and adds that we’re not only have and had to transform the business, we have to transform IT – this is all powered by the cloud. Companies can now move much faster than ever before. The Cloud is a step of revolution for him.
The biggest issue, especially in Germany, is security. Who has access and how save is the data? But customers are saying security improved when they moved to cloud, is Werner’s experience.

“Cloud unleashed the power of entrepreneurship low costs for starting companies”

The cloud made it easier to set up software things and security is today no problem. Trusting Google, Dropbox or other services isn’t such a big thing, but who knows what will happen in 15 years? It’s not just for fun companies move to cloud, it should be biz reason (ROI).

“Analog commoditization stays. Digital commodities change…You still need to innovate and adapt.” (JP Rangaswami)
But what’s the future?

It’s not the hardware you will make money on. It’s not the software anymore. But it’s rather the software. It’s a long process of reinvention to become a customer-centered company. And security…

“If we assume most of critical data will reside in a cloud then code should move where the data is.”

Critical data is being stored in the cloud – data that is worth protecting! If someone breaks into your house you do not need more laws, you need a better lock, says Werner – that’s what we try to do. So, in 3-5 years everything will be encrypted. A huge industry might appear.

How Big Data Will Ease Your Commute

City of Lyon

IBM is testing the new traffic-management technology in a pilot program in Lyon, France, that’s designed to provide the city’s transportation engineers with “real-time decision support” so they can proactively reduce congestion. Called Decision Support System Optimizer (DSSO), the technology uses IBM’s Data Expansion Algorithm to combine old and new data to predict future traffic flow. Over time the system “learns” from successful outcomes to fine-tune future recommendations.

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HERE, a Nokia business is empowering Esri with real-time traffic information

NOKIA and Esri a market leader in Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software are colaborating since a while. In the past Esri was using NAVTEQ to provide traffic data for example for the ArcGIS Transportation Analytics software. On July 8th 2013 HERE, a Nokia business announced that it is bringing its real-time traffic information to Esri. HERE, is NOKIA’s brand for their unified location offering.

ArcGIS for Transportation Analytics is a tool for optimal enterprise fleet operations. It is made to create vehicle routes, manage complex schedules, and monitor progress throughout the day.

Esri Fleet managment

Crucial for the performance of ArcGIS for Transportation Analytics software is the quality of real-time traffic information. This is where HERE could contribute substantially in augmenting Esri’s solutions. HERE is delivering real-time traffic information based on the data it gathers from a wealth of sources, including the world’s largest compilation of both commercial and consumer probe data, the world’s largest fixed proprietary sensor network, event-based data collected from government and commercial sources, and billions of historical traffic records.

ArcGIS for Transportation Analytics software is not just providing real-time traffic data but also several layers of other data sets such as weather.

Esri Fleet managment weather integration


Being capable to handle even more data layers Esri and SAP concluded a cooperation. Esri’s ArcGIS spatial data analysis product will be integrated with SAP HANA and BusinessObjects, adding geographic content to apps in the business-intelligence suite and allowing data to be represented in maps and graphics. Employees in the field will also get access to geospatial and business data through SAP’s Mobile Platform.

ArcGIS for Transportation Analytics software is an interesting tool. But, with the integration of HERE it can increase significantly its effectiveness:

ArcGIS for Transportation Analytics technical work shop with Lynn LaMott and Jeff Rogers

Roy Kolstad, Vice President for Mobile, Web and Enterprise in North America at HERE. “Our traffic offering will complement HERE map content, which Esri has been using for a decade. Through this combination of traffic and map content, Esri will be able to provide a richer location-based analytics offering that will help businesses make more informed decisions.” See more at:

“Traffic data is the single most important telematics application,” said Roger C. Lanctot, Associate Director in the Global Automotive Practice for Strategy Analytics. “Whether for fleets or consumers, traffic data is essential to determining the fastest or most efficient route and HERE’s expanding relationships on the enterprise side are significant. Traffic information is core to maximizing uptime and essential for alternative fuel vehicles such as EVs.” – See more at:

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About HERE and Nokia
HERE, a Nokia business, is offering the first location cloud that delivers people the world’s best maps and location experiences across more screens and operating systems unified under the HERE brand. To learn more about HERE, visit

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit

About Esri
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at

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Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Gartner released in february its Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms ID:G00239854

Analysts were: Kurt Schlegel, Rita L. Sallam, Daniel Yuen, Joao Tapadinhas

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So, what’s new?

The example of Birst and GoodData shows BI’s future is in the cloud. So far all cloud solution have to live with a hybrid of deployed in the cloud or in an on-premises appliance. Birst success in winning deals is based on its functional breadth, depth and strength, ease of use and low cost of ownership value proposition. This makes Birst the “new darling” of the Magic Quadrant.

“Increasingly, Gartner sees more organizations building diagnostic analytics that leverage critical capabilities, such as interactive visualization, to enable users to drill more easily into the data to discover new insights. For example, visual patterns uncovered in the data might expose an inconsistent supply chain process that is the root cause of an organization’s ability to consistently reach its goal for on-time delivery.”

“If there were a single market theme in 2012, it would be that data discovery became a mainstream architecture. For years, data discovery vendors — such as QlikTech, Salient Management Company, Tableau Software and Tibco Spotfire — received more positive feedback than vendors offering OLAP cube and semantic-layer-based architectures.”

Featured companies:
Actuate; Alteryx, Birst, Bitam, Board International, GoodData, IBM, Information Builders, Jaspersoft, LogiXML, Microsoft, MicroStrategy, Oracle, Panorama Software, Pentaho, Prognoz, QlikTech, Salient Management Company, SAP, SAS, Tableau Software, Targit, Tibco Spotfire

Other Vendors to Consider:
1010data, Advizor Solutions, Altosoft, Dimensional Insight, eQ Technologic, InetSoft, JackBe, Jedox, myDials/Adaptive Planning, Phocas, SpagoBI, Strategy Companion, Yellowfin


Read the Gartner’s Summary hier: Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms



SmartCamp Winner Spotlight: Streetlight Data

StreetLight Data describes how people use their city. What web analytics does for e-commerce, we do for in-store commerce. We provide metrics like: for this corner on a typical Tuesday afternoon, what percent of people coming by are over 40? Make less than $60k/year? How many are going shopping? For the retail ecosystem this means answering questions that have never before been answered: Who is coming by my store and NOT coming in? We also open up insights that can radically improve transportation and urban planning. Our solutions depend on our Route Science(TM) engine, which puts messy transportation data in context, leveraging archival data exhaust from the location-based services industry.


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BellaDati – makes big data directly accessible to business leaders

Currently, big data is a melting pot of distributed data architectures and tools like Hadoop, NoSQL, Hive and R. But, there are new companies emerging offering a toolset to make big data accessible to business leaders.

BellaDati is a fit-to-purpose products that abstract away as much of the technical complexity as possible, so that the power of big data can be put into the hands of business users.

BellaDati’s idea is to provide the world with a tool to reinvent the way business users interact with their data.

BellaDati is offering solutions for several industies so far:

This trend of simplifying the access to data knowledge will change the BI landscape as we know it. Martin Trgina the CEO and founder of BellaDati has this vision and manifested it by the mission statement of BellaDati:

“We believe everybody should have an answer to data questions without waiting and in a nice design. We believe that everyone can love the BI. So — we made BellaDati.”

Creative Data Agency from Germany