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About the Blog

Big Data BBQ is a blog about data — how to col­lect, man­age, ana­lyze, visu­al­ize, and find deep insights in the flood of data avail­able from online ser­vices, smart devices, and com­put­ers . I am fas­ci­nated with ways to take a large amount of data and find mean­ing in it, espe­cially through visu­al­iza­tion or cre­at­ing phys­i­cal models.

About the Author

I am Michael Sikil­lian and I have been work­ing with data and ana­lyt­ics for a num­ber of years. I had a con­sult­ing busi­ness devel­op­ing sys­tems for man­u­fac­tur­ing and finan­cial ser­vices (prod­uct qual­ity, com­mod­ity analy­sis, and mar­ket­ing analy­sis). More recently I devel­oped sev­eral sys­tems to mea­sure online ser­vices (cloud host­ing appli­ca­tions), appli­ca­tion usage, prof­itabil­ity, and demo­graphic usage. These included a mix of sub­scrip­tion, direct mar­ket­ing, and adver­tis­ing met­rics while I worked for Lycos.I worked for Microsoft in prod­uct man­age­ment and busi­ness intel­li­gence roles, first for Office then for Win­dows. Right now I am work­ing at Ama­zon Lend­ing which pro­vides sell­ers on Ama­zon with work­ing cap­i­tal to grow their busi­nesses. I am respon­si­ble for global prod­uct management.

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Any opin­ions expressed here are my own and don’t reflect those of my employ­ers, past or present.