There is still time to join the fantastic Big Conference 2012. There will be lots of great market research papers presented and lots of talk about the intersection between Big Data and Market Research.
See the trailer video and the programme here www.bigconference.org
In a couple of previous posts I covered influence in relation to the debate on Big Data. (here and here)
(See here for more on influence)
The top 15 most influential stakeholders in the debate on Big Data are listed below:
Each stakeholder is shown with their April and February rank.
NY Times has now taken the number 1 spot and done so after really stepping up coverage of the area, both in their main channels and in their bits-blogs.
See for example this great piece
McKinsey continues to move up the ladder. Their comprehensive white paper on Big Data is really paying off for them.
Most of the hardware and software suppliers lost grounds in the last couple of months. The exception is Microsoft who is new in the top 15 (they were just outside in Feb). Their announcements to offer Hadoop on their cloud platform as well as the launch of SQL Server 2012 are some of the reasons they are moving up.
Curt Monash dropped out of the top 15 and is now number 25. But he is still easily the most influential individual with no other individuals in top 50.
If you have an interest in Big Data you should consider subscribing to our quarterly Big Data report. It gives a comprehensive overview of the trends in the debate on Big Data and analyse what is driving the attention. It also gives a more complete list of the top 100 influential stakeholders. Drop us a note if you are interested in learning more.
Stakeholders listed are New York Times, Strata Conference, GigaOM, Wired, McKinsey, Oracle, ZDnet, Cloudera, Forbes, O’Reilly Media, IBM, EMC, ReadWriteWeb.com, Techcrunch.com, Microsoft
Together with Maxine Cook, Microsoft, I am presenting a paper at the BIG Conference 2012, 25-27 April 2012.
The paper is titled “Adding online listening and analytics to the research mix” and provides a distillation of the experiences and learnings from a number of organisations and a specific case study about Microsoft’s experience in this area.
There are lots of other great papers being presented there. See the full program here