28 min

Simplifying Big Data Modern Business Operations

    • Business

‘Big data’ is a concept, and practice, that will only continue to grow as we receive more vectors to enlarge and complicate the data we aggregate.


That’s why it’s helpful to have some guidelines for understanding what big data is and how to use it. Dr. Ken Knapton, Senior Vice President and CIO at Progrexion, did his doctoral thesis on issues around big data and joins host Seth Colaner on this episode of Modern Business Operations. Progrexion has a portfolio of companies that helps people understand what’s in a credit report and what to do about incorrectly reported data.


Ken starts the episode by giving us his background. He started in software development and then progressed when he realized that he didn’t just like solving problems on his own, he also enjoyed showing others how to do the same. This led him to CTO and CIO roles across the tech, health care, nonprofit, and finance sectors.



Ken and Seth go on to discuss:
- Why more data isn’t necessarily better
- How short the shelf life of data can be
- Why Agile has to be implemented as a mindset from the top down: if it gets promoted by IT it can be seen as just a tool, not as a change in thinking


You’ll also hear about Dr. Knapton’s work on the Forbes Technology Council, as well as some of the work he and his peers are doing in that forum.
 
This episode is brought to you by Tonkean


Tonkean is the operating system for business operations and is the enterprise standard for process orchestration. It provides businesses with the building blocks to orchestrate any process, with no code or change management required. Contact us at tonkean.com to learn how you can build complex business processes. Fast.

‘Big data’ is a concept, and practice, that will only continue to grow as we receive more vectors to enlarge and complicate the data we aggregate.


That’s why it’s helpful to have some guidelines for understanding what big data is and how to use it. Dr. Ken Knapton, Senior Vice President and CIO at Progrexion, did his doctoral thesis on issues around big data and joins host Seth Colaner on this episode of Modern Business Operations. Progrexion has a portfolio of companies that helps people understand what’s in a credit report and what to do about incorrectly reported data.


Ken starts the episode by giving us his background. He started in software development and then progressed when he realized that he didn’t just like solving problems on his own, he also enjoyed showing others how to do the same. This led him to CTO and CIO roles across the tech, health care, nonprofit, and finance sectors.



Ken and Seth go on to discuss:
- Why more data isn’t necessarily better
- How short the shelf life of data can be
- Why Agile has to be implemented as a mindset from the top down: if it gets promoted by IT it can be seen as just a tool, not as a change in thinking


You’ll also hear about Dr. Knapton’s work on the Forbes Technology Council, as well as some of the work he and his peers are doing in that forum.
 
This episode is brought to you by Tonkean


Tonkean is the operating system for business operations and is the enterprise standard for process orchestration. It provides businesses with the building blocks to orchestrate any process, with no code or change management required. Contact us at tonkean.com to learn how you can build complex business processes. Fast.

28 min

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