Data Transforming Business – Series 3, Episode 1

Episode 1: Architecting Big Data Across the Enterprise

Kickstarting our third series of Data Transforming Business, EM360’s David Argent met with Nick Curcuru, formerly at Mastercard, and Matt Maccaux, formerly at Dell EMC, to talk big data. In this episode, our speakers go back to basics, starting by exploring where the term ‘big data’ came from. As well as this, they strip back any confusion surrounding big data and tell us what it means fundamentally.

Of course, big data presents a whole host of possibilities for business. Nick and Matt offer their guidance on how to embrace and adopt big data for business, while reducing complexity. This necessitates going in knowing exactly what it is you need. Furthermore, companies should be able to break it down and know exactly what they want to get out of big data. The takeaway is: think big, start small.

“It’s taking data, turning it into information, turning it into insights, and making them actionable”

“The question is ‘how do you eat an elephant?’ and the answer is one bite at a time”