Andy Palmer

Taming Data Variety: Intelligent Solutions Using Machine Learning and Expert Crowdsourcing

Date: This event took place live on March 05 2015

Presented by: Andy Palmer

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Over the past 20 years, companies have invested an estimated $3-4 trillion in IT systems to automate and optimize key business processes. These systems, which are largely dedicated to a single business function or geography, generate enormous amounts of disparate data that is typically stored in one or more data lakes or warehouses.

Now, with billions being invested in Big Data storage and access and next generation analytics platforms, companies are beginning the analytic prosecution of the data stored in these centralized systems. However, the variety of data collected leads to natural siloes, which are rapidly becoming a bottleneck for analysis. Organizations are quickly discovering that while data lakes may help their ability to manage information by placing data in one location, without proper attention to the curation of the data, these lakes can turn into expensive, unproductive Data Swamps.

During a 30-minute webinar, join data-industry veteran Andy Palmer as he discusses how enterprise organizations are leveraging new approaches to delivering the cleanest, widest view of data to downstream analytic tools, for applications as diverse as:

  • Procurement Optimization
  • Clinical Study Data Conversion
  • Customer Data Integration

About Andy Palmer, Co-Founder & CEO — Tamr

Andy Palmer is co-founder and CEO of Tamr, Inc. Palmer co-founded Tamr with fellow entrepreneur Michael Stonebraker, PhD, adjunct professor at MIT CSAIL, Ihab Ilyas, University of Waterloo; and others. Tamr was inspired by the research of leading computer scientists whose work was published in the paper "Data Curation at Scale: The Data Tamer System." Previously, Palmer was co-founder and founding CEO of Vertica Systems, a pioneering big data analytics company (acquired by HP). During his career as an entrepreneur, Palmer has served as founding investor, BOD member or advisor to more than 50 start-up companies. He also served as Global Head of Software Engineering and Architecture at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) and as a member of the start-up team and Senior Vice President of Operations and CIO at Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INFI). He earned undergraduate degrees in English, history and computer science from Bowdoin College, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.