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The Economist Insights – Expert Analysis and Events | The rise of the customer-led economy

The Economist Insights – Expert Analysis and Events | The rise of the customer-led economy | Why Everyone Should Attend Hackathons | Scoop.it
RT @PhilipsPR: How does Philips use big data? Read the latest EIU Report on consumer-led economies with Sean Carney: http://t.co/XT7yVaYDrQ…;
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Get to know these principles. Attend a hackathon and get familiar with what's possible with big data today. Take your business to new heights with these insights.

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SAPVoice: How Retailers Use Big Data To Spot Hot Shopping Trends

SAPVoice: How Retailers Use Big Data To Spot Hot Shopping Trends | Why Everyone Should Attend Hackathons | Scoop.it
By Reza Soudagar, Senior Director, Database and Technology Marketing, SAP In my previous post, I talked about how the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, one of the world's first shopping malls, was a surprising case study in the use of Big Data.
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Reatail business analysts should attend hackthons to get a better understanding of what is available and possible with #bigdata as well as giving input for valuable insights for developers to work towards. Visit http://jamescarl.us/blog for more info on big data!

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Dear Corporations, Please Stop Throwing Your Own Hackathons

Dear Corporations, Please Stop Throwing Your Own Hackathons | Why Everyone Should Attend Hackathons | Scoop.it
Last week, the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon took place.

It was a disaster.

Via Richard Kastelein
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Events like these can can be beneficial but this is a case where it's clear there's more to the spirit of a hackthon than free food and competition.

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