Alpesh Doshi presented in the company of some excellent speakers, providing insight into the use cases of data within their businesses. It proved there were great practical examples of the application of big data to real business challenges and strategies.
Visiting San Francisco again after a couple of years, it was interesting to meet many US companies including the Bay Area golden startups. Those that have started in the last 7 years are a stark contrast in comparison to the Fortune 500.
Data has always been a powerful tool for innovation and strategic advantage. But deriving value from data depends a lot on how well companies can capture and manage that data. And Big Data only adds complications to this process.