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FÉLICITATIONS– KPMG FRANCE’S STÉPHANE SBIZZERA WINS TEXATA 2014!

 

StephaneSbizzeraWinsAustin, TX, November 23, 2014 – 24-year-old Frenchman Stéphane Sbizzera has successfully claimed the inaugural Big Data Analytics World Championship, TEXATA 2014, with a commanding performance at CISCO Offices in Austin, Texas. Stéphane works for leading professional services firm, KPMG France. He won the $10,000USD First Prize, outperforming 2,000+ professionals and data science students from 90 countries.

The 12 World Finalists underwent Official Testing for 4 hours on a confidential Sentiment Analysis and Social Media Analysis Case Study provided by Cisco, a major sponsor of TEXATA 2014. Official Testing was managed by Parminder Kocher, Global Head of Innovation Engineering at Cisco, with the support of the Cisco Americas staff. Under extreme time pressure, Finalists were then required to pitch their business solutions to the TEXATA Judging Panel in only five minutes.
 

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Over Finals Weekend at TEXATA 2014, we sat down with our Finalists to discuss some of the big issues in big data. Hear what they have to say about big data, their own interest in data analytics and where they think we’ll end up in 2034.

Vinted

Data Phi Consulting

Nova Biomedical

University of Missouri

Cassantec

KPMG

HP Labs

KPMG

eBay Inc.

University of Tartu

KPMG

Michigan State University

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Online Case Study Style Questions
October 18, 2014

Online Case Study Style Questions
November 1, 2014

World Championship Finals
November 22-23, 2014

The World’s Big Data and Analytics Showdown

Judges

Data & Analytics Investor

Analytics and Software Innovation Expert

Data Scientist at SAS Institute

Telecommunication & Mobility Expert

International Big Data Expert

Data Science Specialist

Global People and Performance

Global Infrastructure and Support

Question Excellence and Thought Leadership

Global Innovation, Education and Learning

Texas Finals Partners

Community Partners

Education and Innovators

Global Media & Magazines