from data to quick answers in 2013

big data quickly became the buzzword of 2012. but it was merely a warm up for what’s coming. 2013 will be the year that business users will be able to directly consume data and get answers to key business questions.

that’s why I’m excited about kleiner perkins’ investment in clearstory data. data is everywhere, impacting everyone. however, the power to ask questions and get answers from data remains in the hands of data scientists. 2013 will change that.

as i wrote on uncapitalized after we announced our investment in clearstory, “i’ve seen over the years, from my time at composite software to palm to twitter, and even at kp, that companies desperately want to leverage their data yesterday, but there aren’t many people with the requisite data science and computer science skills to help them.”

i look forward to working with clearstory to disrupt this status quo.

Read more posts on the uncapitalized blog by Mike Abbott, General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and former Vice President of Engineering at Twitter.