Technologist for Hire
We hear a lot these days about unlocking the value in data. But value doesn't come from data or computers. Value comes from people — the analysts and decision makers who extract insight and improve processes.
Value comes from people. It's simple economics. While the price of storage and computation plummets, the cost of skilled analysts is rising. As the variety and volume of data is increasing, the demand for human expertise is growing rapidly. The scarce resource in today's economy is clear: People who can harness Data and Computation.
These economic realities define a grand challenge: to radically enhance productivity for data analysis. Meeting this challenge requires new technology to address issues involving People, Data and Computation, via insights that cut across fields such as human-computer interaction, scalable data management and machine learning.