Transforming Industry Through Data Analytics

Digital Disruption in Cities, Energy, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Transportation

Transforming Industry Through Data Analytics

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The information technology revolutions over the past six decades have been astonishing, from mainframes to personal computers to smart and connected economies. But those changes pale in comparison to what’s about to happen. By 2020, seven billion people and roughly 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet, leaving the world awash in data. How do we make sense of it all?

In this insightful book, Raghunath Nambiar from Cisco examines the role of analytics in enabling digital transformation within the enterprise, including challenges associated with the explosion of data. It embraces the need for analytics at the edge of the network with a local context and analytics at the data center core with a global context. He also explores the differences between the four types of analytics—descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive—including the driving factors behind the need for each of them, as well as the analytical systems required to process them to produce actionable insight.

Raghu then takes a deep dive into how the explosion in internet connections affects key industries, and how applied analytics will impact our future. Learn how analytics can make a difference in:

  • Smart cities to manage energy, the environment, traffic, parking, structures, waste, safety, and crowds
  • Smart energy to enable sustainable and efficient offerings that provide substantial benefits for both providers and customers
  • Healthcare to address the aging population, growing shortage of physicians, and rising costs through connected health
  • Manufacturing for producing higher quality products, creating new lines of business, reducing time-to-market, and increasing revenue growth
  • Transportation to address the increasing demand through collaborative consumption, connected cars, and the potential for autonomous vehicles

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Raghunath  Nambiar

Raghunath Nambiar

Raghunath Nambiar is the chief technology officer of Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) business. He helps define strategies for next generation architectures, systems, and datacenter solutions, as well as leads a team of engineers and product leaders focused on emerging technologies and solutions – big data, analytics, internet of things and artificial intelligence. He has played an instrumental role in accelerating the growth of the Cisco UCS to a top datacenter compute platform. Raghu was previously a Cisco distinguished engineer and chief architect of big data and analytics solution engineering responsible for incubating and growing it to a mainstream portfolio. He brings years of technical accomplishments with significant expertise in systems architecture, performance engineering, and creating disruptive technology solutions. Raghu has served in leadership positions on industry standards committees for performance evaluation and leading academic conferences. He chaired industry’s first standards committee for benchmarking big data systems, industry’s first standards committee for benchmarking Internet of Things, and founding chair of TPC’s International Conference Series on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking. Raghu has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, 10 books in Lecture Series in Computer Science (LNCS), and holds six patents with several pending. Prior to Cisco, Raghu was an architect at Hewlett-Packard responsible for several industry-first and disruptive technology solutions and a decade of performance benchmark leadership. He holds master’s degrees from University of Massachusetts and Goa University and completed an advanced management program from Stanford University.