Yesterday, I attended Oracle Business Analytics’ Big Data At Work conference in New York City. It was quite refreshing and informative to listen to Andrew McAfee, the renowned researcher, writer and scientist at MIT’s Center for Digital Business, Sloan School of Management. He taught well about the role of big data today and discussed Big Data’s Three Questions – the volume of data, why big data is a big deal to companies and the challenges of big data.
Oracle did a splendid job to make sure that invitees had a great time. It was a great event at the Marriott Marquis ballroom – the presentation was beautiful, the music was excellent, pleasant staff (at the registration desk), ambiance interesting and relaxing, the food tantalizing.
Apart from getting a clearer picture of the increasing role of big data and analytics, I observed something quite interesting. I saw a well-dressed, pleasant young lady walking around offering oysters to the big data invitees during the networking session. On her hip were all the gadgets she needed to crack the oysters for you. It was an interesting sight to behold. I had a conversation with her and here she is:
— Social Prefect (@SocialPrefectNY) August 14, 2013
Immediately, I thought, “Now that’s a pretty good business concept. You don’t wait around for things to happen, you make things happen. Take the oysters to the people and make them enjoy them very well. They will definitely remember you!”
If you are still contemplating taking yourself to the next level, stop wasting your time and make things happen. Give yourself permission to do what you love, enjoy your life and make money doing it.
Get the idea. Add determination. Subtract fear. Multiply faith. Start moving! All things are possible to him who believes.
Photo taken with my Android phone at the #BigDataAtWork event.
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