Posts Tagged ‘Government’

Interview: What does a career in Big Data Geo-Analytics look like?

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Get the scoop from Chandra Sekhar Saripaka, who is a Senior Data Engineer at DataSpark.

Chandra is an experienced software engineer with more than 10 years in the IT field that included stints in major banks.

Chandra is an experienced software engineer with more than 10 years in the IT field that included stints in major banks.

An aspiring Big Data scientist should look no further than Chandra Sekhar Saripaka.

As a Senior Data Engineer with DataSpark, he was one of two speakers from the company who participated in Strata + Hadoop World 2016 in Singapore, a conference which attracted the top minds around the world working on Big Data and analytics.

Chandra spoke on how to go “from telco data to spatial-temporal intelligence APIs”, by “architecting through microservices”.

He explained in detail the production architecture at DataSpark and how it works through terabytes of spatial-temporal telco data each day in PaaS mode.

Chandra also shared with fellow data scientists attending his talk how the platform operates in SaaS mode.

Chandra’s in-depth knowledge of Big Data makes him the best person to give pointers to an aspiring IT engineer in the field.

I’ve asked Chandra to share his valuable insights on carving a career in this intensely competitive arena.

What must today’s IT worker do to get a foothold in Big Data?

Chandra: There is a paradigm shift in the way traditional software is being transformed into data-driven software.

With the rise of many small and medium startups in the market, various cloud-ready tools – in terms of storage, compute, processing and visualisation – have emerged.

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Riding the Big Data wave: Interview with Ying Shao Wei, COO, DataSpark

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Ying Shao Wei – Chief Operating Officer, DataSpark – was one of the distinguished speakers in Strata + Hadoop World Singapore to helm a session attended by fellow data scientists and C-suite leaders as he shared his insights into the analysis of “mobility as a vital sign of people and the economy”.

Strata + Hadoop World Singapore 2016 saw the congregation, in Singapore, of thought leaders in the Big Data analytics and insights arena, enabling practitioners to learn through the sharing of experiences and exchange of ideas. It also provided participants the opportunity to network for future collaboration.

Strata + Hadoop World Singapore 2016 saw the congregation, in Singapore, of thought leaders in the Big Data analytics and insights arena, enabling practitioners to learn through the sharing of experiences and exchange of ideas. It also provided participants the opportunity to network for future collaboration.

To understand more about Big Data and where it is heading, I sat down with Ying to tap his insights into the trends and prospects of Big Data in this fast-paced sector.

Big Data is the buzz word in the world of Enterprise IT. However, to the man in the street, how does Big Data affect them in their daily lives?

Ying Shao Wei: There are significant ways in which Big Data is already benefiting the man in the street.

Big Data enables the huge amount of customer feedback – through online reviews and social media – to be processed so that companies have a better chance of responding to and acting quickly upon such feedback.

So with Big Data, customers are more likely to have their preferences addressed.

When you visit an e-commerce website, you will be provided more relevant recommended products and services, thanks to recommendation systems enabled by Big Data.

Because of Big Data, I am able to see and sense my surrounding environment with better clarity than ever before.

When I use online maps to navigate or plan for a journey, I am using Big Data to save tremendous time and effort in getting from one place to another.

With Big Data, mobile subscribers are also now getting better network experiences when they use their mobile broadband connections.

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SingTel partners HP on Singapore Government’s G-Cloud

Monday, July 9th, 2012

SingTel today announced that it has chosen HP as its strategic partner for the G-Cloud five-year tender award by the IDA. G-Cloud will be the first extensive private cloud for all government agencies in Singapore.

SingTel and HP will partner to build "Innovum" which will power the Singapore Government G-Cloud.

SingTel and HP will partner to build “Innovum” which will power the Singapore Government G-Cloud.

SingTel and HP will implement a private cloud computing infrastructure on a whole-of-government basis.

The SingTel-HP partnership is known as ‘Innovum’ – formed by the words ‘Innovation’ and ‘Continuum’ – and is aligned with SingTel-HP’s vision to drive continuous innovations for cloud services in the Government sector.

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Microsoft nurtures government-community interaction with GovCamp Singapore

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Microsoft marries the desire of the citizenry for a bigger voice and the Government’s post-election impetus to better cultivate social media – by bringing the community together to examine the role that technology plays in oiling the interactions and engagement.

Panel discussion at GovCamp Singapore

Panel discussion at GovCamp Singapore

Thought leaders, citizens, students, government officials, developers, public servants, web 2.0 advocates, bloggers and community members concerned with technology, open data and open government converged to The Rock Auditorium in Suntec City.

Breakout sessions mooted and voted by participants.

Breakout sessions mooted and voted by participants.

The multi-track conference started at 3pm and will end at 10pm.

Following the opening speech by Jessica Tan, Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore; speech by Guest of Honour, Ms Grace Fu, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts; Jane Fountain delivered the keynote speech.

One of the breakout discussions at GovCamp Singapore

One of the breakout discussions at GovCamp Singapore

This was followed by a panel discussion between Jane Fountain, James Kang, Prof Ashish Lall, and Dr Pallab Saha – moderated by Rodrigo Becerra Mizuno, Managing Director, e-Government, Microsoft.

The detailed agenda for GovCamp and the full designations of the speakers can be found here.

Another of the breakout discussions at GovCamp Singapore

Another of the breakout discussions at GovCamp Singapore

After the break, participants broke into smaller discussion groups to focus on topics that they had earlier proposed and voted upon. The list of topics for the sessions can be found here.

Overall, the impression I got from the event was that it was well-attended, with good levels of interaction and discussion. Hopefully, there’ll be more of such engagement sessions in the future.