On behalf of the entire Sydney Data Miners members, I am please to announce and would like to welcome our new sponsor for 2011, IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics software, part of the IBM Business Analytics portfolio.http://www.spss.com/au/
I look forward to working with their team in delivering top quality presentations for our members throughout 2011.
I am also please to announce our first event for 2011, being held on Monday 24 January at the City Hotel at 5:45PM. With some much discussion on social media data and what to do with it, I thought this topic would be a great one to kick off the year.
Please forward this post/email to your industry colleagues and have them sign up for FREE at www.meetup.com/datarati
As usual, if you have any speaker recommendations, or ideas on how we can improve our group, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly on my contact details below.
TOPIC: Your market is talking. Listen. Using analytics on Twitter feeds.
PRESENTATION OUTLINE: Twitter gives us access to what the market is doing, thinking and saying right now. This session will showcase the power of analytics to access, analyse and report on Twitter feeds.
Dev Mookerjee, Senior Consultant, IBM
With over a decade of experience in the area of Business Analytics, Dev Mookerjee is a Senior Consultant within the IBM Business Analytics team in Australia. Dev has helped multiple organisations architect solutions that use enterprise data management, advanced analytics and visualisation technologies to gain clear insights for precise business decision making. Dev’s experience spans across all the major industries and he holds a Masters in IT from the University of Canberra and a MBA from Macquarie University.”
Scott Harrison, Senior Consultant, IBM
Scott Harrison is a Senior Consultant in Business Analytics for IBM SPSS. In this role Scott advises organisations on the business and technology steps required to integrate data mining, predictive and other emerging analytic technologies into their organisation. Scott has worked for many large companies both within Australia and overseas including Foxtel, HSBC, Sainsburys, O2, Orange, CBA & Westpac.
Look forward to welcoming you to the event!
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Last month Twitter announced the acquisition of Smallthought Systems, an analytics startup that helped the microblogging site create its online internal network based off of DabbleDB. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
While Twitter had worked with Smallthought on the Dabble project, the startup caught Twitter’s eye with the creation of Trendly, an tool that helps web sites distinguish signal from noise in their Google Analytics data. Twitter started using the service and realized that it would make an complimentary addition to their analytics team in terms of both talent, and technology.
Analytics are a part of Twitter’s monetization plan, as the post indicates that the analytics team will be focusing “on integrating ideas from Trendly into our current tools and building innovative realtime products for our future commercial partners.” Clearly Smallthought will help boost any in-depth analytics offerings Twitter may have up its sleeve.
This is pretty neat.
Its a data visualisation of the Twitter traffic on specific olympic sports. The larger the graphic, the larger the volume of related tweets.