Are You the Next Big Data World Champ?

The Big Data Analytics World Championships, TEXATA 2015, begins next Saturday, September 26th. Do you have what it takes to win, and receive a share of the USD100,000 prize money?

TEXATA 2015 is an online contest where anyone can compete, no matter where they are in the world. Individual contestants are challenged to demonstrate their analytics skills by answering questions about real-world case studies. The scenarios to be analyzed focus on business, mobility, innovation and enterprise.

The top twelve competitors from the online rounds will be flown to the USA for the grand final, which will be held in Austin, Texas on November 9th and 10th. Based on past experience, finalists can expect plenty of job offers.

It surprises me that nobody from the world of telecoms fraud and assurance has ever won this world championships. I know many of you enjoy how your work involves mining data and reaching conclusions that nobody else would think of. The response to Commsrisk’s quizzes also demonstrates that our field is full of people with a passion for solving puzzles!

You can learn more about the championships, and how to register, by visiting the official TEXATA 2015 website.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.