Welcome to this issue of Big Data Innovation.
As we approach the holidays I thought I would create a present for all of you making big data and analytics one of the most exciting industries to be involved with.
We hope you enjoy the content of this issue, we have a fantastic interview with Ashok Srivastava following on from the success of his impressive presentation in Boston and ahead of his highly anticipated presentation in San Francisco.
In addition to this we discuss how to bridge the ever growing data skills gap within the industry.
Drew Linzer also talks to us about his algorithms for the 2012 elections that saw him correctly predict the winning margins 4 months before the polls even opened.
We hope you enjoy this edition of Big Data innovation as much as we enjoyed making it.