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Managing Director at Mitratech

Mark Delgado is the Managing Director, GRC, at MItratech. He works with the leaders of the sales, services, and support organizations globally to provide senior leadership to Mitratech customers and prospects across all products and all geographies outside of the US.

Eric Crane

COO at Flatfile

Eric Crane is the Co-founder and COO at Flatfile, whose mission is to remove barriers between humans and their data. Hundreds of enterprises use Flatfile’s data onboarding platform to aggregate, import, and normalize data from disparate and variant sources.

David Scott Brown

Contributor

David Scott Brown has more than 15 years experience as a freelance network engineer. He has worked in both fixed line and wireless environments across a wide variety of technologies in Europe and America. David is an avid reader and an experienced writer.

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As you consider your move, I recommend spending time looking at a few key areas and dig deeper into what interests you.Each role is different yet works in different areas ranging from customer-facing...
Answered by: Joel Hoffman | Director of IT and Facilities at TBI Inc.
In a nutshell, business continuity is the ability of an organization to maintain essential functions during and/or after a service disruption, such as hardware failure, loss of power, and natural...
Answered by: Anish Patel | Vice President, Emerging Technologies
As one of the most fundamental questions in the technology world, this one is a little tough to answer. The long and short of it is that self-driving cars, or autonomous cars, could be safer than...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus | Contributor, Reviewer
In computer programming, a function is a series of instructions and computational steps provided to carry out a certain task.These instruction constitute a unit which can be used in any part of the...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice | Data Analyst, Contributor
SQL injection, along with the related manipulation of query strings, is widely cited as one of the most popular ways of hacking into a network or system that utilizes the conventional relational...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus | Contributor, Reviewer
Peer-to-peer (P2P) content distribution is a highly distributed computing model that leverages unused available compute and storage capacity on the endpoint devices to store and share content without...
Answered by: Doug Kennedy | Chief Growth Officer at Adaptiva
Peer-to-peer (P2P) content distribution is a highly distributed computing model that leverages unused available compute and storage capacity on endpoint devices to store and share content without...
Answered by: Doug Kennedy | Chief Growth Officer at Adaptiva
The purpose of business intelligence (BI) is to collect and analyze large amounts of noisy business data and make it coherent and structured enough to be used in decision-making. Artificial...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice | Data Analyst, Contributor
It's a big question – all over the IT industry, cybersecurity professionals are very much in demand. Companies need help circling the wagons, protecting trade secrets and sensitive data...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus | Contributor, Reviewer
A bidirectional neural interface is a device that is implanted in a biologic nervous system so that it is able to send and receive inputs and instructions.In other words, instead of just having a...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice | Data Analyst, Contributor
Companies face an array of serious challenges in management reporting, which is essentially a broad-spectrum approach to providing information to levels of management in order to drive business...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus | Contributor, Reviewer
In 2019, the public cloud computing market is set to reach $258 billion (USD). Amazon Web Services(AWS) is dominating this industry with a 32% share. Its competitors are lagging behind, with just 16...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice | Data Analyst, Contributor
The idea of applying the Internet of Things (IoT) to business intelligence (BI) is now becoming a mainstream part of corporate strategy. IoT has taken off over the past few years, and the BI industry...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus | Contributor, Reviewer
TensorFlow is Google's popular contribution to machine learning work. It consists of an open source set of resources with data flow graphs that helps to model algorithms and build neural networks...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus | Contributor, Reviewer
The answer to the question is a resounding YES. There can absolutely be too much data in a big data project.There are numerous ways in which this can happen, and various reasons why professionals...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus | Contributor, Reviewer
Machine learning professionals use structured prediction in a whole multitude of ways, typically by applying some form of machine learning technique to a particular goal or problem that can benefit...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus | Contributor, Reviewer
There are a number of ways to talk about why a confusion matrix is valuable in machine learning (ML) – but one of the simplest ways is to explain that the confusion matrix is a data...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus | Contributor, Reviewer
Fifth generation wireless (5G) and artificial intelligence (AI) are probably bound to generate a mutually beneficial relationship that could skyrocket both these technologies to a new level. 5G is,...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice | Data Analyst, Contributor
Finite state machines (FSMs), are computational models defined by a list of unique set states that can be only picked one by one. In a nutshell, FSMs are simple but elegant solutions to build AI...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice | Data Analyst, Contributor
Transparency is essentially important in data science projects and machine learning programs, partly because of the complexity and sophistication that drives them — because these programs are...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus | Contributor, Reviewer
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