TEXATA Round 2: Get Ready for a Financial Services Case Study from Thomson Reuters. Be Creative and Value-Adding
Just a quick note to those participants competing in Round 2 of the 2014 TEXATA Big Data Analytics World Championships this weekend. The majority of championship marks will be allocated to a large business case study focused on Thomson Reuters (www.thomsonreuters.com). By way of background, Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals with annual revenues of $13 billion and over 60,000 employees in 100+ countries. Thomson Reuters is an incredibly successful company – with a tremendous passion for learning about the power and possibilities of Big Data Analytics in industry and informational enterprises.
Preparations Tip: Focus on Strategy, Creativity and Industry Understanding
The style of Round 2 is very different to Round 1. Unlike Round 1 which was fast-paced, diverse and very time-intensive, Round 2 moves towards a more strategic, creative, open-expressive style of Data Science. The Thomson Reuters case study will be judged based on the creative business insights and how your solution can explore new, exciting opportunities for a world-class Financial Services leader during the 4 hours (240 minute) Round 2 session.
TEXATA’s Question Team suggests you start to think about the different types of insightful questions and case studies that would add real-world value to the diverse challenges of global Financial Services (e.g. transactions, news archives, data sets, etc). Take your time beforehand to understand the business, the strategy, the community and operational activities of Thomson Reuters. Make sure you also think about the limitations and business executional challenges in delivering a return-on-investment for your proposed solution. It will no doubt assist you greatly in the coming days. Strategy and planning is as important as hard work – and doing the groundwork will provide you with a real chance to differentiate your solution in the World’s Top 12 performances and earn yourself a life-changing visit to Austin Texas from Friday 21st- -Sunday 23rd November 2014. We hope this tip helps. Congratulations again on reaching Round 2. We’re announcing the World’s Top 12 next week – you could be there.
“Fortune favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur
P.S. Background Reading on Thomson Reuters:
Here’s a few quick links for background reading on Thomson Reuters and their passion for Big Data Analytics in Financial Services and Intelligent Information. It’s worth taking a few moments to read.