Talking Big Data culture at Hadoop Summit with Royal Mail, Centrica, Markel

In the corporate scramble to turn information into insight, and data into decisions, Business Intelligence specialists are enjoying some time in the spotlight. At the highest levels in their organisations, their skills are valued, their opinions sought and their contributions recognised. That, at least, was the message from a panel of IT leaders from Royal Mail, Centrica and insurance company Markel, all customers of Hadoop software company Hortonworks, at this week’s Hadoop Summit in Dublin. Board-level executives, said the panellists, are keen to understand how they might establish a ‘big data culture’ in their organisations and reap the rewards that a deeper understanding of past, present and future business conditions might bring. Take, for example, Thomas Lee Warren, director of the technology data group at Royal Mail. He told the…


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