Andy Palmer To Discuss Data Curation at MIT CDO IQ Conference

Andy Palmer, CEO & Co-Founder of Tamr, Inc. will be presenting at the MIT CDOIQ Symposium on Wednesday July 23, 2014 2:30-3:30 pm ET at MIT’s Tang Building in Cambridge, MA. His talk, entitled, “Data Quality Through Curation at Big Data Scale,” will discuss how the industry will have a complete overhaul of traditional methods of information integration and quality management: from ETL to data cleaning to master data management to manage the growth of data.

Those interested in attending may register here.

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Session 4B – Room  E51-145 “Data Quality Through Curation at Big Data Scale”

Andy Palmer, Tamr
Abstract:  Enterprises’ ambitious plans for Big Data are driven by the desire to “compete on analytics,” as described by Tom Davenport in his 2007 book. Two kinds of innovation stimulated the first phase of Big-Data adoption: (1) new data engines for specific analytic workloads or one size does not fit all for database systems and (2) next-generation, web-based visualization tools and systems.  The next phase will be stimulated by innovation in the middle of the “Big Data” stack. It will involve a complete overhaul of traditional methods of information integration and quality management: from ETL to data cleaning to master data management.   Innovation will enable a more automated, intelligent and collaborative approach to data integration, quality and curation that’s up to the challenge of Big Data:  collaborative data stewardship.  Collaborative data stewardship “flips” the traditional cycle of highly engineered, manual ETL – replacing it with more-automated and collaborative processes for discovery, ingest, validation, transformation, correction, consolidation, and publishing. Innovation is required because existing tools are too manual, designed for “single-user” curation, rely on trained engineers to implement point-to-point integration pipelines of data sources, and focus on efficiently moving data from point A to point B.

All sessions are at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Tang Building (E51), MIT East Campus, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, USA 02139.