Using “Big Data” To Read Business Signals | Hank Weghorst

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Hank Weghorst presents a live demonstration of new software which combines Big Data with Semantic Analysis, for realtime business intelligence. Far beyond anything a simple web search could yield, these new technologies allow for an unprecedented level of correlation and discovery.

There are few major corporations in the world that have yet to deploy technology that was in some way, shape, or form produced by Weghorst. A long-time veteran of the tech industry, Weghorst specializes in creating and growing leading-edge software companies.

A self described sufferer of technology deficit disorder, Hank is constantly hunting for the current wave, trying to analyze and understand the potential disruptions in play, and demonstrating how to bring the potential value to the marketplace.

Since the 90’s, He has founded and served as CEO and/or executive team member on multiple venture funded companies. Companies under his leadership have received large scale start-up financings resulting in numerous successful M&A and IPO events.

Educated as an architect, Weghorst brings a combined right brain/left brain passion to all things high-tech. From designing the original computer graphic imagery algorithms in Hollywood in the 80′s, to recently building the world’s most global complex IT strategy applications, Hank’s influence can be seen ranging across consumer media outlets to the executive board room.

Recent technology start-ups include: Media Logic, iChat, Ventix Systems, Question Technologies, Troux Technologies, Workstreamer and Avention. Currently, Weghorst is a partner at the private equity firm Cannondale Investments, Inc., CTO of Avention, Inc., serves as an executive advisor to technology start-ups, as well as serving on multiple university business school advisory committees. 

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)



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