Svetlana Sicular

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Word of the Next Year

by Svetlana Sicular  |  December 27, 2013  |  Comments Off

Selfie is the word of 2013. Or maybe, it isn’t. There are other winners: (data) science, privacy and geek.  The latter wins for acquiring a more positive image, together with hacker, I assume. These words signify growing people centricity as a result of convergence of four powerful forces — big data, mobility, cloud and social computing [...]

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The Sex Appeal of Math to Data Science

by Svetlana Sicular  |  December 18, 2012  |  Comments Off

  “Data scientist is the sexiest job of the 21st century” (Harvard Business Review) “Cybernetics is a whore of imperialism” (Stalin, 20th century) I cannot quite catch an association between these two sentences. Maybe it’s in the transitions: from a whore —  to the sexiest job, from East — to West, from socialism — to capitalism, from [...]

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Think Graph

by Svetlana Sicular  |  November 8, 2012  |  Comments Off

A graph states that something is related to something else: people to people, molecules to molecules, habits to habits. Graph traversals are about paths: of ideas, time or viruses. Russian for “graph” is “граф,” which also means “earl.” In my adolescence, I thought that graph theory is about nobility, and despite my math education, a [...]

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Data Governance Is the New Black

by Svetlana Sicular  |  September 7, 2012  |  Comments Off

I cover big data and data governance.  Both are equally challenging and both promise to save the world.  Until recently, I had a false idea, that one of these topics is mainstream and another one is on sidelines for everyone other than me and a dozen people like Andrew White or Joe Bugajski. The latter is [...]

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The #GartnerCat’s Pajamas

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 28, 2012  |  Comments Off

“Imagine a revolution from 80-character punch cards to 140-character tweets,” —  this Jack Santos punch line has been tweeted and re-tweeted on Day 1 of the Gartner Catalyst conference (#GartnerCat) last week. Coming back from Catalyst was like returning from a whitewater trip: the same sense of excitement and learning about yourself under extreme conditions. [...]

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Cassandra for Greeks or for Geeks?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 11, 2012  |  2 Comments

Technology robs words of their intrinsic meaning: what happened to “like” and “friend”? Is it true that Facebook patented “face”? What is “oracle”? Who is Cassandra — a NoSQL database or a Trojan princess, who had a gift of prophecy and whom Apollo cursed never to be believed? At this week’s Cassandra Summit, I learned [...]

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Haute Couture of Big Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 19, 2012  |  2 Comments

Big data haute couture roughly illustrates the state of the market. The question is: does a big data market exist? “Good morning I’m the global waiter at IT infrastructure solutions I was following up on your attendance at the hi dude summit  that was held June 13 and fourteenth,” — I love my email for [...]

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Pseudo-Tweets

by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 9, 2012  |  Comments Off

“Never odd or even”  —  palindromes draw respect when they carry at least some spark of meaning; you’ll even read them twice. Some time ago, a good friend of mine came up with the idea of pseudo-palindromes  (the same abrupt absurd and worthlessness), but you’ll read them twice anyway:  “Eat timely Nathan. Want tea? ” [...]

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Data Scientist – Mystified

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 29, 2012  |  7 Comments

Companies are desperately seeking mysterious creatures — data scientists. Some people claim to have seen them in LinkedIn and Target. Perhaps, those were encounters with data scientists from LinkedIn that shop at Target? Or Target data scientists who search on LinkedIn for pregnant teens? Either way, the companies are desperate (except for LinkedIn and Target). [...]

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The Data Is Big, Literally

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 22, 2012  |  1 Comment

My fellow Gartner analysts just published a finalized definition of big data, and I am playing with big data visualization, or to be more precise, infographics. The difference between data visualization and infographics is that infographics does not change when data changes, consequently, data visualization is tied dymanically to the real thing, or sometimes, Internet [...]

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