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Hong Kong Big Data Meeting: Tuesday, 18 February

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Its been months since the last meeting of the Hong Kong Big Data community.  We took a long break for the Christmas and Chinese New Year holidays.  But we are back now and already have topics for up to three more meetings.  The next meeting is on Tuesday at 7pm at Delaney’s in Wanchai.  Everyone […]

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The Internet of Things in Asia Pacific

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I try my best for every post to be original.  I hate aggregating or reposting others’ content.  But I hope you will forgive me for doing this today.  This content is so squarely inline with my big-data-in-asia theme that it bears a repost. I found the infographic below on SmartData Collective, courtesy of Mark van Rijmenam. […]

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The Big Data Opportunity In Hong Kong

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My friends at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce have asked me again to visit and share observations of big data in Asia and Hong Kong.  This time I am delivering a short presentation to the small business and entrepreneur community.  My preparation for this talk has given me time to reflect on the opportunity that […]

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Black Hat, White Hat

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In my 2013 series of presentations in Hong Kong I covered a few examples of big data analytics companies that predicted human behavior in ways accepted or reviled by its users.  I call the acceptable implementors of customer predictions “white hat” companies.  Those that offend us are “black hats”.  In my presentation I name the […]

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Hong Kong Big Data Presentation Series

We have completed two of the three talks on big data hosted by The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. In the first talk I provided an overview of technologies, business, and a few sensational stories from data analytics. In part two Sai Chin Li from KPMG shared his experience on business implementations in […]

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Hong Kong Social Analytics Challenge

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Last night at the inaugural meeting of the Hong Kong Big Data Community I announced a programming challenge sponsored by a friend and me.  We are interested in what Hong Kong programmers and data scientists can produce with a random list of names.  So, we are offering 1000 HKD to the person or people that […]

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Hong Kong Big Data Community Meeting: 10 December

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For the past few months I have been building a network of big data professionals in Hong Kong.  The community includes students, practitioners, sales people, recruiters, and any else that is interested in the space.  I am happy to announce that on Tuesday, 10 December we will convene the first meeting of this Hong Kong […]

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Data Sets and Research Ideas

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Since August I have delivered half a dozen presentations to Hong Kong’s growing big data community.  My talks focus on an overview of the technologies and businesses in this rapidly growing space.  But I always turn to Asia and Hong Kong to kindle interest in home-grown data science.  The inevitable follow-up question I receive is, […]

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Privacy: Good, Neutral, and Bad Companies Are All Bad

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In a couple of weeks I return to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong for part two of the big data series we launched in October. In preparation for this talk I have been researching big data themes and none captures my imagination like privacy. I am convinced that privacy as we know […]

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Government, Language, and Analytics in Hong Kong

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A few months ago Hong Kong’s Legislative Council took the progressive step of improving voting and Hansard record availability to the public.  The immediate result is increased transparency.  But the records provide a treasure trove for researchers and hobbyists.  We can analyze voting trends, track officials’ participation, and see the evolution of language. Discussion in […]

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