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Feb 23 2017   9:50PM GMT

alternative data

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

Data democratization
Predictive Analytics

Alternative data is information gathered from non-traditional information sources. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“In the age of big data, knowing what information is needed in analytics applications, and what isn’t, has never been more important — or in many cases, more difficult.” – Ed Burns

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