What Managers need to know about Big Data

  • Jim Euchner
  • Foster Provost

A convergence of trends—mobile data, the Internet of Things, and advances in machine learning, among others—is driving a surge in interest in big data.  The tools and techniques for exploiting big data streams are applicable across a wide range of domains, from manufacturing and predictive maintenance to marketing and fraud detection.  In this interview, Foster Provost, a professor of data science at New York University and author of Data Science for Business, discusses trends and challenges in big data and what R&D managers need to know to manage it.