Finally Here! GalvanizeU (formerly, NEU) Announces Master of Engineering in Big Data


Galvanize has announced a program that offers practical skills needed to land a job as a data scientist and awards participants an accredited Master of Engineering degree in Big Data (a true “bootcamp”) in one year. Congratulations, colleagues from GalvanizeU and University of New Haven! I am honored to have been part of its foundations in Silicon Valley. For more information click here and here.

How Government Can Promote Open Data & Unleash $3 Trillion

Screenshot 2014-04-07 14.13.05 (2)By opening data, the government can unleash over $3 trillion in economic value.

According to this McKinsey article “the sources of value from open data identified in the report include new or increased revenue, savings, and economic surplus in seven domains: consumer finance, consumer products, education, electricity, health care, oil and gas, and transportation” for decision-making, new offerings and for accountability. This, of course, means that big data strategies need to be in place.


Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition & Productivity

This McKinsey Global Institute report is a must read. NEU ( is currently developing a Master of Engineering in Big Data to address the need for engineering talent with competencies in big data management, analysis, visualization and data-driven decision making. Anyone needs more info, please contact me. We have scholarships for our first students and we are looking for full-time and part-time faculty.


New Engineering University & first degree @ Silicon Valley (ME in Big Data) announced!

New Engineering University & first degree @ Silicon Valley (ME in Big Data) announced!

New Engineering University is building the most relevant, collaborative and industry-connected accredited advanced engineering university in the world – and we want you to be part of our movement.

Our advanced education methods will include real-world projects, collaborative teams and an unrivaled makerspace – and leadership delivered via a faculty of renowned practitioners and industry mentors.  Why not become one of us?  It’s your chance to re-engineer global engineering.

We’re seeking adjunct and full-time faculty members for our first program to be launched at our Silicon Valley Campus: Master in Engineering in Big Data  – please contact me ( to become part of our faculty class of 2014.

Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition and Productivity

McKinsey Global Institute Report

“There will be a shortage of talent necessary for organizations to take advantage of big data. By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.”