Video: How Brightscope Brings Transparency to the Innovation Economy

In this video, Mike Alfred from BrightScope describes how the company is helping to bring transparency to the Innovation Economy.

BrightScope is a financial information company that brings transparency to opaque markets. Delivered through web-based software, BrightScope data drives better decision-making for individual investors, corporate plan sponsors, asset managers, broker-dealers, and financial advisors. BrightScope primarily operates in two major segments: Retirement Plans and Wealth Management.

Big Data Startup Profitero Named IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year

This week Big Data Startup Profitero won the SmartCamp competition and became IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year.

We are honored to be named the IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year,” said Volodymyr Pigrukh, chief executive officer and co-founder, Profitero. “Our solution is a natural complement to IBM’s smarter commerce strategy. We are looking forward to working with IBM and its network of technical experts, business partners, venture capitalists, academics and clients to capture our share of the smarter commerce opportunity.”

Profitero analyzes competitor pricing data, offering retailers new levels of insight to help them maximize profits by adjusting pricing and merchandising strategies. Read the Full Story.

Slidecast: Flow Startup Does Real-Time Data Solutions

In this slidecast, Eric Alterman from Flow Corporation presents and overview of the company’s Real-Time Data Solutions.

Flow is a big data company that provides real-time information solutions for developers, enterprises and media companies at and for consumers at The Flow Platform is cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) built on top of a real-time architecture that enables on-demand stream processing, data routing, and interoperability across the entire application landscape. Flow also provides customers with turn-key software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions such as iFlow, built entirely on the Flow platform.

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Slidecast: Startup Develops Crowd-sourced “Call to Action” Engagements

In this slidecast, Seth Elliott from Engagement Media Technologies presents: Crowd-sourced “Call to Action” Engagements.

Engage.Me technology enables clients to create engaging and actionable experiences for consumers to participate in that help build brand ambassadors. Brands can activate a vast user base to perform tasks that result in gained insight for the brand plus increased brand awareness. The tasks can be “gamified” to create a more enticing experience for the consumer. Additionally, Engage.Me Live! technology enables organizations to create rich community experiences around live events involving celebrities, musicians, sports, and more. By using the StringFly™ mobile application, tech-savvy entertainment enthusiasts can engage with their friends, by streaming and uploading text, photos, and videos to branded entertainment channels in real-time.”

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Slidecast: MongoDB Overview

In this slidecast, Nosh Petigara from 10Gen presents and overview of MongoDB.

MongoDB is an open source, document-oriented database designed with both scalability and developer agility in mind. Instead of storing your data in tables and rows as you would with a relational database, in MongoDB you store JSON-like documents with dynamic schemas. The goal of MongoDB is to bridge the gap between key-value stores (which are fast and scalable) and relational databases (which have rich functionality).

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Slidecast: Bina – Accelerating Data-Driven Healthcare

In this slidecast, Narges Bani Asadi from a new Startup called Bina presents: Bina – Accelerating Data-Driven Healthcare.

In 2008, a renowned team of researchers at Stanford and UC Berkeley came together to solve a critical problem for cancer researchers who were severely constrained by their existing computing capabilities for large-scale data analysis. Through this work they created a new approach to the integrated co-development of statistical algorithms, software and hardware for high performance data analysis. The result was a dramatic improvement in the accuracy, computational efficiency and cost of data analysis. The team founded Bina Technologies in 2010 to bring this approach to market.”

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