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In today’s industry news, we take a deep dive into the world of data science. We look into data trends for 2020, lessons derived from the lunar landing, data science and disaster relief, and how brands are using data mining with social media content.

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Data trends for 2020


Curious about how data will continue to change the world in 2020? Data science thought leaders share their take on what kinds of trends we can expect moving into this new year.

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What the lunar landing taught us about data science

Fifty years ago we landed on the moon, and it taught us some lessons that remain relevant today. Some include the idea that successful projects focus on the ends, not the means; project success is often achieved when an organization delegates down versus up because that’s typically where the richest knowledge resides, and improvising is the key to success, especially when planned things fail.

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Data science helping disaster relief

When disaster strikes, many jump in to help with relief efforts. One helper that may surprise many is geospatial data. The power of data aids in getting the right help to the right people at the right time and place. Using interactive location intelligence, enterprises are able to optimize logistical relief efforts.

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Mining social media data

Social media content creates lots of data, and if effectively mined, this data can produce spectacular results. Companies are tapping into the power of this data to build better brands that are responsive and useful in helping them identify gaps. This article digs deeply into how this data can be used.

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