Data Before Analytics

By Mark Doman | April 20, 2015

As the Data Curator at Othot, I am responsible for the management and acquisition of data. Our data comes from a diverse array of sources – clients, public databases, and Othot-generated and refined information. Data, in this day and age, has become a commodity and is essential [...]

What do Searching for a Plane and a Doctor's Diagnosis Have in Common?

By Mark Voortman | March 16, 2015

On June 1st, 2009 Air France flight 447 disappeared from the radar somewhere above the Atlantic Ocean and all aboard perished in the crash.1 Initially, the cause was unknown and although bodies and debris were found in the days after the crash, the exact location of the plane [...]

What Is an Algorithm?

By Ashton Black | March 1, 2015

“This word for a process that leads to a solution to a problem comes from the Arabic name of a 9th century mathematician.” A few weeks ago, three contestants were presented with this question during the final round of America’s favorite quiz show, Jeopardy! Upon completion of [...]
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