Large enterprises are putting a lot of money and effort into making sure they have the latest and greatest in Hadoop and other big data infrastructure tools, but it turns out their IT teams are far from prepared to actually use those tools once they are in place.
That’s one observation from Jeremy Howard, president and chief scientist of Kaggle, which uses crowdsourcing techniques to provide statistical and data analytic services for clients.
Kaggle, for its part, is working to bridge this data knowledge gap. Jeremy Howard, president and chief scientist of Kaggle, sees signs that the crowdsourcing technique Kaggle uses is encouraging detailed feedback for participants' data problems and raising the overall data analytics talent level.
The company got its start by hosting crowdsourcing competitions for organizations with the goal of producing data algorithms. The firm recently launched Kaggle Prospect, a new type of competition that asks a broader question for companies.
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