We have reached a stage in the evolution of Big Data where collecting and accessing tremendous amounts of data has moved from challenging to mundane. The next challenge will be in turning these storehouses into analytical work horses for businesses in a variety of marketplaces. 

In this talk, Dr. John Feland will describe the lessons he learned from deployments of predictive analytics in Digital Marketing and the Internet of Things. John will also share how he accidentally founded a Big Data company, what he has learned along the way to separate the hype from the useful, and where he postulates that Big Data could take us.