Chris Twogood

Modular Apps: The Building Blocks of Big Data Business Value

Date: This event took place live on February 12 2015

Presented by: Chris Twogood

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Extracting rapid value from big data is not easy. Current skills, tools and processes make it challenging for data scientists and analytic professionals to rapidly and consistently derive actionable big data insights that can be easily operationalized. Specialized big data analytic skills like Python, R, Java and MapReduce take time to master. App development steps like business & domain knowledge, data integration, data modeling, application logic, visualizations and user interface design take investment, time and resources to perfect. Businesses are challenged to find, hire and retain data scientists and analytic professionals who can wield these diverse skills. New solutions and approaches are needed to bridge the investment, time and skills gap and deliver on the promise of big data. The next horizon of big data - big data apps take the lead in this market by providing industry specific reusable and shareable apps that deliver rapid business value. Attend this session to hear about new solutions and methodologies to quickly build, deploy and share big data apps for faster time to value. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Challenges around deriving rapid value from big data analytics
  • New solutions to build, deploy and share big data apps that deliver rapid business value
  • Customer success stories

About Chris Twogood

Chris Twogood is Vice President of Product and Services Marketing for Teradata Corporation. He is responsible for marketing Teradata products (database, utilities, and platform), Aster Products and Hadoop as well as Teradata services (professional and customer services), plus technical field sales support teams. Chris has twenty-five years of experience. Chris has extensive experience in the computer industry specializing in Data Warehousing, Decision Support, Customer Management and Appliance platforms. He started his career with NCR in retail Point of Sale solutions (POS), and then moved to AT&T to manage channel development and strategic partners. Then Chris joined Teradata. At Teradata Chris has had roles that span Strategy, Application Definition, Marketing, Product Requirements/Management, Platform Solutions and Product Marketing. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University at Long Beach with an emphasis in Marketing. He resides in San Diego.