Dr. Kirk Borne is the #1 Big Data Scientist as far as I am concerned. Why? I was first introduced to Dr. Borne, by my Best friend from childhood Mr. Steven G. Jackson of Seattle, WA (who is a consultant in Enterprise Solutions) my senior business advisor & partner. Steven also knows a lot about Big Data and blogs about it.
I did not have an inkling into what Big Data, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Internet of Things, Cloud, Clustering, Data Mining, Data Warehousing & Hadoop (Love the people over at Apache) was.
Dr. Borne is not #1 because he holds a lot of degrees from some prestigious Universities. Not because he works for one of the top consulting firms in the world.
It is because he allowed a man named OG Mack Drama (me), to glimpse into his world, and it was fascinating! https://twitter.com/mackdrama1017
He welcomed my occasional intrusion into his social media sphere, without missing a beat! It was enough for me to read up on the subject matter and discover that if you do not at least have minimal understanding of its importance, and significance, you and those around you, will be lost in the coming century! America's education is not generating enough students who wish to pursue Mathematics and other Science disciplines.
I am a minority. So we all know if the country is short, my side is even shorter. #Facts. Well, I make it my duty to inform all those around me, especially people not involved with those disciplines, to get involved.
"If OG Mack Drama can do it so can you!" is what I am always telling younger and older people alike.
Now, I am far from an expert or of fully understanding it all. But I know enough to grasp its importance, and how profound it revolves around all we do.
If Dr. Borne had been aloof, haughty or even elitist in his treatment or interaction with me, I would not be here in this conversation!
I was even on the top 50 twitter accounts to follow regarding Big Data (per Data Science Central). I know that's ridiculous, but it was done using analytics of certain data analysis (semi-structured data). I talk about it, I tweet about it. I post about it. I Re Tweet about it.http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/top-big-data-accounts-on-twitter
Due to the fact that My Klout Score is 71, I am also in the top .05% of ALL SOCIAL MEDIA USERS. (per an app that uses big data to measure a person's social media influence). That Data profiling felt my presence! https://klout.com/#/mackdrama1017
That fact alone is helping me understand the science of BIG DATA. I am seeing it in my own life and not on an Enterprise level, but as an individual, which I know is darn near impossible! However, here I am!
I am conducting all my ventures utilizing Big Data and Predictive Analytics to gain new market share and to beat out the competition.
All because I met a man who treated me as a decent human being.
Thank you to the #1 Data Scientist in the world Dr. Kirk Borne of Booz Hamilton Allen https://twitter.com/KirkDBorne