import.io – Live from Big Data London & Strata

import.io – Live from Big Data London & Strata

I’m blogging live from the O’Reilly Strata conference venue, at the Big Data London meetup.  I’ve just been listening to David White launching import.io and wanted to share how excited I am about what they’re doing.

It is immensely pleasing to see import.io solving a problem that I was encouraging Experian to solve for itself, namely to expose via web services its rich set of demographic data and propensity modelling derived from its vast store of credit and third-party data.  import.io present an alternate method for achieving the same outcome much more rapidly.  In this data-rich world, I think they will be greasing the cogs of innovation by simply making it easier to mash up data.

import.io excites me because of its combination of abilities to create web service access to data on-the-fly, to mash up open, proprietary and pseudo data sets, and then to provide a marketplace for the resulting data services.  Democratisation of data just got a whole lot easier.  Take a look.


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Jock Busuttil is a product management and leadership coach, product leader and author. He has spent over two decades working with technology companies to improve their product management practices, from startups to multinationals. In 2012 Jock founded Product People Limited, which provides product management consultancy, coaching and training. Its clients include BBC, University of Cambridge, Ometria, Prolific and the UK’s Ministry of Justice and Government Digital Service (GDS). Jock holds a master’s degree in Classics from the University of Cambridge. He is the author of the popular book The Practitioner’s Guide To Product Management, which was published in January 2015 by Grand Central Publishing in the US and Piatkus in the UK. He writes the blog I Manage Products and weekly product management newsletter PRODUCTHEAD. You can find him on Mastodon, X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn.

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