Important Skills for the Data Scientist

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What are the important skills for a data scientist? Most people would say the most important skills are data related. These skills are important. Extremely important. Without the interest or ability to analyze data, it would be hard to be a data scientist. Many would argue technology skills are important. Data scientists need to be […]

Foto Friday – Flamingo at the Como Zoo

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Captured this Flamingo at the Como Zoo in St Paul MN last week. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L.

Foto Friday – Orangutan

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Orangutan at the Como Zoo in St Paul MN Captured this orangutan at the Como Zoo in St Paul MN last week. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L.

Foto Friday – Flamingo Giving Me the Evil Eye

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I captured this flamingo at the Tulsa Zoo.  It didn’t s eem like she liked having her photo taken.  Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L.

Interactive Analytics – A Tool for Opening Up Your Data

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To be successful working with big data, organizations really need to get their data into the hands of the people that know the data the best. In the past, this has been rather difficult to do. Back in the ‘old’ days of business intelligence and data warehouses, many organizations were trying to get their employees […]

Foto Friday – Bison on the Tall Grass Prairie

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I captured this Bison in the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska OK. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L handheld.

Another Great Blue

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Another Great Blue Heron. Captured at Lake Sahoma in the Tulsa metroplex. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L.

Foto Friday – Egret coming in for a landing

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Captured this Egret coming in for a landing on the banks of the Arkansas River. Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L handheld.

The Insurance Industry and Big Data

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How would you feel if you got a letter in the mail from your insurance company telling you that your insurance rates have increased due to your social media activity? Maybe they noticed an increase in your conversations about speeding or smoking or something even much more dangerous. How would you feel about getting a […]

Big Data, Icebergs and Janitor Work

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Welcome to the sexy world of big data. A world in which data scientists make bold predictions about the future of business. They make millions of dollars and spend their days jet-setting around the world answering the call of ‘big data’. So…maybe it really isn’t all that sexy. Data scientists might make decent money but […]