Like all computer science and engineering departments, at Arizona State University (ASU), we regularly re-assess the impacts of our research and educational programs based on feedback from users of the technologies we develop and companies that hire our graduates.
Last January, as part of the most recent of these efforts, we (in collaboration with IBM) organized a Data Services and Analytics Roundtable at ASU to discuss the challenges, approaches, and needs of the industry with respect to data services and analytics. The roundtable brought together executives, researchers, and engineers representing various industry sectors (including big data producers, consumers, and technology and service providers). Participants included representatives from the aerospace and defense industry (e.g. AeroJet), local government (e.g. City of Phoenix), technology representatives that regularly handle big data sets (e.g. Avnet, GoDaddy, and IO Data Centers), and data solution developers (e.g. IBM and Oracle).
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