Contributor: Christian Prokopp

MapR Converge Blog author, Christian Prokopp

Christian Prokopp, PhD, is a Principal Consultant at Big Data Partnership in London developing big data strategies, architectures and products for clients. Previously, Christian worked as a big data architect and senior data scientist at Rangespan, a wholesales E-commerce analytics platform, where he built a large scale cloud based data mining infrastructure and processes until a successful exit (Google acquired the company). He loves traveling and spent the last one and a half decades finding excuses to live, research and work on three continents hoping to make it six eventually. His professional interest has always been information technology and how to push its boundaries to achieve better business outcomes. He therefore can be found discussing big data strategies with CxOs as likely as diving into technical conversations with engineers and data scientists. Christian tweets as @prokopp and spends his spare time as a blogger, (ghost) writer and speaker.

Blog Posts by Christian Prokopp

April 08, 2015 | By Christian Prokopp

Strategic Data: Beyond Hadoop and Big Data

I recently wrote an article about how to get a Big Data initiative back on track. In the comments section, a user challenged how such an initiative is different to a traditional analytics project. That’s a good question, and the answer is not immediately...

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November 05, 2014 | By Christian Prokopp

6 Steps to Big Data Success: Think Business Not Technology

In this year’s Gartner hype cycle analysis, big data is approaching the trough of disillusionment. Does that mean it is unlikely for organizations to succeed with big data adoptions and should they focus elsewhere? No, of course not. Marketing has done...

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