In Data Science Central. Dr Roy Marsten comes from a similar background to my own, Operations Research and computational mathematics. Good to see related approaches discussed again.
" ... Dr. Marsten was the recipient of the Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize for Excellence in Computational Mathematics, awarded by the Mathematical Programming Society. He was also a finalist for the Franz Edelman Prize for Excellence in Management Science, awarded by the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.
Dr. Granville: Should companies embrace Big Data? Which ones and how? How would today’s businesses measure ROI on Big Data?
Dr. Marsten: I believe that companies need to embrace Big Data to be successful in today’s economy. Through time, companies have been looking for a new level of improvement and gain, and this has usually been achieved through finding ways to optimize processes, ultimately leading to productivity gains. Through my experience working with major companies, I’ve observed that data is the next frontier. It is everywhere and every vertical stands to benefit from it. Data has changed our lives and it is the language of technology. .... "