Kumar Srivastava

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Kumar Srivastava has spent his career building big data and analytics products as part of a diverse and broad application set such as social networking, online security, identity, reputation and trust management, online fraud and abuse, online search and advertising, digital platforms, mobile applications and monetization services.

Kumar has worked with organizations of all sizes, from Fortune 50 companies to midsize businesses and small startups, and he has been involved in research at Columbia University and has led products that have been honored as industry-defining by customers and analysts.

Srivastava holds several patents and regularly writes thought leadership articles about the convergence of big data, analytics, cloud, mobile and digital and its impact on and opportunity for entrepreneurship and innovation. He has been published in Forbes, Wired, Entrepreneur and other publications, and he wrote a book on APIs and platform product management.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Kumar Srivastava and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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Data science is a contact sport because data scientists have to interact with various other teams in the organization at different points in the data science life cycle.

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A discussion of an 'interrupt' strategy and how artificial intelligence and machine learning can transform how enterprises do business.

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A look into the responsibilities and functions of high-performing chief data officers.

Why Gartner's definition of BI Visionaries needs an extension

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A look at how and where BI product/vendor roadmaps need to lead the industry and BI users.

Carving a true path to an innovation culture

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Risk averse agility, APIs and automation make up the key ingredients required to hack an innovation culture.

How to Jenga your way to an analytical enterprise

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How the game Jenga can be used as inspiration by enterprises to execute the triple advantage strategy to an analytics culture change.

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A look at why and how enterprises should invest in F.A.S.T analytics.

Why an analytics culture change needs strong data stewards

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Why organizations need data stewards to chart their path towards being data driven and analytically savvy.

4 strategies for driving analytics culture change

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The grand unified theory of metadata governance

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A discussion of the data produced from the IoT and how organizations need to organize to extract value from it.

The Internet of Things is a necessary choice for the enterprise

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The 4 fundamental C's of IoT architecture and design

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A discussion of the 4 fundamental design and architectural considerations for high performing IoT ecosystems.

The IoT will control our mind

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The IoT will force us to delegate our privacy

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A look at the impact of IoT on how users will deal with their privacy and why the delegated privacy will empower users.

The Internet of Dangerous Things

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The 'Internet of Things' Will Make Us Paranoid

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