The concept of Precision Agriculture consumes a great deal of human capital in the study, development, and expansion of the Precision Ag ecosystem, as well as a great deal of a farmer’s time in practice. Several key disciplines are required in the Precision Ag ecosystem, and while Big Data is getting a lot of the attention lately, understanding how the data is acquired can provide a greater understanding of a farm. This brings us to the Internet of Things (IoT) and its practice in Agriculture.
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Welcome back to the Meet Our Team Q&A series. My name is Daniela Williams, Project Manager at ISE, and I’ll be asking ISE team members questions to help give insight into what makes us tick.
Today I'm interviewing Scott Berry, Vice President of Professional Services. Scott is a recent addition to our team, bringing in a wealth of experience with leadership and business development. Read on to learn more about what's going on in the world of software services.
Two weeks ago, Matt Coventon, ISE’s Big Data Practice Lead, and I went to New York City for three days to attend the annual Strata + Hadoop Big Data Conference. If you are not familiar with it, Strata + Hadoop World is the largest Big Data conference of its kind. The conference brings together data scientists, software engineers, innovators, executives, and software providers who want to explore and learn more about the latest emerging data technologies. I am a relative newbie when it comes to Big Data, so my objective was to go and learn as much as I could about the market and the technologies.
Currently Innovative Software Engineering has been been working with the University of Minnesota School of Nursing to develop a mobile app to provide support and information to pregnant women and their families experiencing major complications during pregnancy. The project, called Preparing Heart and Mind, will feature evidence-based content developed through research conducted by Dr. Anne McKechnie, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Karen Pridham, Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, as well as other relevant sources.