Tamara Dull
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Director of Emerging Technologies, SAS Best Practices

Tamara Dull is the Director of Emerging Technologies for SAS Best Practices, a thought leadership organization at SAS Institute. Through engaging publications, rich media and industry engagements, she delivers a pragmatic perspective on topics including big data, Hadoop, IT modernization and the Internet of Things. Tamara has been in the high tech industry for over 25 years, and has held positions in enterprise training and consulting, software development, marketing, and IT, product and executive management. Tamara uses her unique blend of data-rich experience, market understanding and technical prowess to educate and entertain data professionals on the how-to’s, best practices and trends in today’s emerging marketplace.

Recent Posts

Connecting the data dots keeps these companies alive

What do the following companies have in common: Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Orbitz, Airbnb, Angie’s List, Match.com, OpenTable, and Uber? Here’s what I came up ... Read More

Dear Facebook, it’s not you. It’s us.

Dear Facebook, Last week, we reached our 7-year anniversary mark. Have we really been together that long?! Because, honestly, it feels like forever. I’m sorry ... Read More

If you think data security is IT’s responsibility, think again

What do Ebay, Living Social and Adobe have in common? These companies, among countless others, have all experienced a significant data breach in the last ... Read More

The White House recently completed a study on big data privacy. Do you care?

“Big Brother?! Ha! I’m not afraid of what the government knows about me. I’m more afraid of the internet and what it will expose about ... Read More

Who owns the data? Well, it’s complicated.

I don’t know if Edward Snowden – the NSA contractor turned whistleblower currently living in exile - is a hero, traitor or a schmuck. What ... Read More

60 Minutes got it wrong: data brokers aren’t evil

Have you heard of About the Data? It’s a website that lets consumers see what personal data’s been collected and is being used to drive the ... Read More

Introducing the Big Data MOPS series

Big data – or whatever you prefer to call it – is a game changer for marketers and throughout the enterprise. And not to mince ... Read More

10 best practices for the marketer’s Big Data Archipelago journey

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss About three months ago, I invited marketers to join me on a journey through ... Read More

The final stop in the Big Data Archipelago journey: the Strategy Isle

 “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” – Winston Churchill Hurricane Sandy, one of the most destructive hurricanes to hit ... Read More

Stop #9 in the Big Data Archipelago journey: the Investment Isle

“Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.” –Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web Last year, the International ... Read More