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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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