5 key requirements of successful big data projects

VANCOUVER, BC – Successful big data projects have five key requirements, says Amy Gaskins, a data scientist with more than a decade of experience designing and implementing data and intelligence projects for the private sector, government agencies and the U.S. military. In her keynote presentation at the Apache: Big Data North America conference in Vancouver on Monday, Gaskins stressed that five factors can make or break big data projects: Buy-in. It’s commonly acknowledged at this point that big data projects need buy-in from senior leadership to succeed. But Gaskins says that’s not enough. You need buy-in at every level, including middle management and workers themselves. “You need to get it from senior leadership, but also the middle and bottom. Why are we doing this? Everyone needs to understand.” Urgency. “Is…


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