CEO & Founder, Opera Solutions
The New Dynamics of Big Data
This amounts to nothing short of a paradigm shift—one that can and will deliver unprecedented profit and productivity to enterprises. In his presentation, Arnab Gupta, CEO of Big Data analytics company Opera Solutions, will discuss this shift, the opportunities it engenders, and what enterprises must do to capitalize on it. Drawing on real-life examples, he will show why it’s critical for organizations to improve their abilities to distill predictive signals from raw data flows; illustrate the impact of using these signals; and explain why combining machines’ computing power with humans’ superior reasoning is the best way to improve front-line decisions and human productivity.
Arnab Gupta is CEO and Founder of Opera Solutions, which uses advanced analytic approaches and machine learning techniques to drive front-line productivity gains for industry and government. The company combines its scientific expertise with deep industry knowledge in creating its Signal Hub™ technologies, which continually extract and refine predictive and insight-laden information from Big Data flows. The company also creates a range of applications that run on its Signal Hubs. Prior to establishing Opera in 2004, Arnab founded and sold a number of other companies, including Mitchell Madison Group and Zeborg. He began his career at McKinsey & Co., where he rose to partner. Since 2004, he has worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on its India HIV-AIDS initiative. There, he has focused on stopping the spread of this disease by using innovative private-sector approaches. Arnab earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He speaks frequently at industry events, including recent appearances at SXSW Interactive, Strata, and GigaOm’s Structure: Data.