Globys SVP of Data Sciences to Moderate Big Data Panel at CTIA Wireless 2013
Dr. Olly Downs to Lead Discussion on Best Practices for Monetizing
Big Data Initiatives in the Mobile Industry
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/13 -- Globys, a leading
provider of big data analytics solutions that specializes in
contextual marketing for mobile operators, today announced that the
company's senior vice president of data sciences, Dr. Olly Downs,
will moderate the "Monetization of Big Data" panel at CTIA Wireless
2013. Olly will be joined by industry experts from Airsage, Optus,
Razorsight, SAP and Sandvine, to discuss how businesses in the mobile
industry -- including operators -- can increase revenues through big
"In the wireless space, we are unique in that we've always had big
data, and so while a lot of emphasis today is on infrastructure for
managing it, we are significantly ahead of that curve," said Dr.
Downs. "Now we are challenged with delivering on the unique
monetization opportunity that developing analytics and applications
on top of the scale and timeliness of data makes available to us."
Big Data Analytics: Monetization of Big Data
Wednesday, May 22 from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. PT
Sands Expo & Convention Center, Room #2301
Olly Downs, SVP of data sciences, Globys (moderator)
Cy Smith, CEO
and Founder, AirSage
Gavin Williams, former VP of segment marketing,
Chris Checco, president and chief analytics officer,
Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine
John Sims, president of mobile
The panelists will provide insight into how mobile operators are
bringing big data applications to bear, by answering these questions:
-- How are operators exploring big data opportunities and what is the
right balance between internal and outsourced initiatives?
-- For operators, who are the right customers for big data solutions?
-- How can operators participate in the monetization of applications that
deliver insights to third parties, leveraging their data?
-- Are ensuring privacy and successfully monetizing big data at odds with
one another? How is consumer perception of privacy changing, and what
new opportunities for applications have potentially been created?
-- What new out-of-the-box solutions can help close the gap between
source data and actionable insight?
Big Data analytics is one of the key topics to be covered at this
year's CTIA show in addition to cloud, LBS, and the Connected
Consumer. Industry leaders participating in the Big Data Analytics
panel have been selected to share their perspectives on best
practices for the monetization of big data and real-world examples of
big data analytics in action.
About Dr. Olly Downs
Olly is a machine learning scientist and
serial technology entrepreneur, credited with bringing advanced
analytics and machine learning methods to bear as the creative spark
behind numerous early-stage technology companies. Currently serving
at Globys, a big data analytics company that specializes in
contextual marketing for mobile operators, Olly is responsible for
analytics strategy, technical approach and algorithm design and
development for Globys' Contextual Marketing technology platform, and
helps drive customer-specific analytics service engagements.
Olly has recently served as chief scientist at Atigeo, Mindset Media
(sold to Meebo in February 2011), and director of research at Pelago
(sold to Groupon in April 2011). As principal scientist at INRIX, the
first technology spinout from Microsoft Research, Olly delivered a
world-first in the provision of real-time traffic information using a
nationwide network of GPS-enabled probe vehicles. Olly's work has
included pioneering web-facing applications of predictive analytics
and probabilistic and location-based reasoning for AdReady, Farecast
and MSN, in addition to offline analytics; including financial
mathematics, quantum computing and Bayesian prediction for SiriusXM,
L1 Partners, D-Wave Systems, Apollo Data Technologies, Microsoft
Research, Barnes & Noble, Knight Ridder, Ryder and IGT.
Globys is a big data analytics company that specializes
in contextual marketing for mobile operators. Our contextual
marketing solutions combine data science and advanced marketing
techniques to help operators deliver highly personalized and
contextual campaigns that maximize ARPU and reduce churn. For more
than 15 years, Globys has delivered out-of-the box solutions in a
SaaS model providing operators the benefit of speed to market and
minimizing their ongoing operational costs and risk. Globys clients
include some of the world's leading communications service providers
including Vodafone, T-Mobile, Etisalat, Telstra, du, Bell Canada,
Mobinil, and Telecom New Zealand. For more information, visit
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