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I recently presented, "The Moneyball Approach to Big Data - Creating an Unfair Advantage," at the Wall Street Technology Association's Hot Technologies Forum in New York. Everyone is talking about Big Data, but when it comes to taking action, most are taking a "wait-and-see" approach, and that concerns me. Skepticism or "late-adopter" mentality is understandable - if you want to forego a low-risk, high-reward opportunity and let your competition gain the advantage. My job is to create value for my customers, and I'd hate to see anyone miss out on the opportunity presented by Big Data. What's the Problem? The Corporate Executive Board identified three potential barriers to Big Data implementation: Information Attainability (the right information is available and easy to find) Information Usefulness (information is of good quality and is usable in format) Employee Cap... (more)