Data for Good is a major theme in Computer Weekly’s Top 10 Information Management Articles for 2022.
At the planetary level, you can read about using graph databases to track space junk, a threat to life on Earth. Many schoolchildren in Scotland can also be found deploying sensors in their local environment to generate data that are part of a climate change project organized by the University of Edinburgh. And it aims to shape the data scientists society needs for decades to come.
Meanwhile, the UK data community today has been mobilized to provide medical kits to civilian victims of the war in Ukraine.
Included in this list is an interview with Rachel Hilliam, chairman of the Alliance for Data Science Professionals, who spearheaded the push for data science professionalization. She contends that data science is more than just the latest flash of light. “A few years ago we had the big data revolution, and it has quieted down quite a bit. Applied Mathematics is an interdisciplinary umbrella for different areas of computing.”
Back in Scotland, Brian Hills, CEO of The Data Lab in Scotland, explains why he believes the organization’s mission is not about data, but about changing lives by giving people career opportunities. doing.
The list also includes a profile of a woman from an originally meager background who became the CEO of a data management company. Crystal Her Bemont, her CEO of Talend, reflects on getting through her tough times in solidarity with her colleagues, and she offers key advice on being yourself.
Her own company is an expert in data integration, one of the toughest challenges in business intelligence and analytics. Achieving it is technically and organizationally complex and of ever increasing importance. This feature explores the almost Sisyphian challenges that data integration presents. “Enterprises looking to maximize the value of their business data are still dealing with data quality and integrity, providing consistent and timely data flow to their BI and analytical applications, and enabling business leaders to capture insights from those applications. And they have to use the skills they lack.” There are guidelines for
One emerging approach to getting greater business value from data is embedding analytics within applications as a way to reach the next level of business intelligence.
Elsewhere on this list, you’ll find data analysis that boosts wind turbine power generation and sheds light on the UK’s fuel shortage landscape.
Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 information management articles for 2022.
1. Space Junk Revealed by University of Texas Graph Database
Moriba Jaa, director of computational space science and technology at the Oden Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, says he’s not willing to go to space. “No, not me.”
He led a team of aerospace engineers at the University of Texas at Austin to build AstriaGraph, a graph database for tracking space junk, a threat to life on Earth.
2. University of Edinburgh Extends IoT Data Science to Students in South East Scotland
The University of Edinburgh is part of a 15-year mission to educate students in schools in the South East of Scotland to be the data scientists of tomorrow.
We lead initiatives supported by the Scottish and UK governments that are also related to climate change. At its core is the use of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to collect environmental data that elementary and middle school students can analyze.
3. Data and Tech Aid promises 10,000 first aid kits to Ukrainian civilians
A data technology community fundraiser has pledged to provide 10,000 first aid kits for civilian victims of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
Data and Tech Aid (DATA) is working with a Ukrainian charity partner, the KSE (Kyiv School of Economics) Foundation. Data and Tech Aid is soliciting individual and corporate donations to fund the kit.
4. Interview: Rachel Hilliam, President, Alliance of Data Science Professionals
Rachel Hilliam discusses the origins, mission and future plans of the Alliance for Data Science Professionals.
5. Brian Hills, CEO of Scottish Data Labs, talks about his ambition to change lives.
Brian Hills, chief executive of Scotland’s The Data Lab, told Computer Weekly that he believes the organization’s mission is not about data, but about changing lives by giving people career opportunities. I’m telling you why.
6. Talend CEO, Christal Bemont: Appearing as himself
Christal Bemont, CEO of data management company Talend, reflects on how he and his colleagues worked together through a difficult time and how data quality is becoming more important in the digital age.
7. Complex and business-critical data integration
Data integration is one of the toughest challenges in business intelligence and analytics. Achieving this is both technically and organizationally complex, and its importance is increasing all the time. Entertaining several approaches to the problem.
8. The Emergence of Embedded Analytics Delivering New Levels of Business Intelligence
Analytics suppliers are increasingly offering embedded analytics (often real-time, API-driven, in-application based) as a way to reach the next level of business intelligence.
9. How data analytics drives wind turbine power generation
Data analytics and related software are behind the burgeoning wind turbine industry, with predictive maintenance coming to the fore. find that way.
10. ODI fuel poverty survey shows young people are suffering the most
Young people and those living in multi-person accommodation are most at risk, according to the Open Data Institute’s Fuel Shortage Data Report and Index.