With over 2.5 billion card holders making 74 billion transactions a year, MasterCard has a huge responsibility to ensure not only that these transactions are processed in a timely manner but that each and every transaction is safe and secure.  From Dell Technologies World, Cory and Brett sit down with Nick Curcuru, VP of Data Analytics and Cyber Security to get an insight into this massive challenge and understand how MasterCard is solving this problem.  From being an early adopter in Hadoop to embracing AI technologies, MasterCard is not a credit card company, they are a technology company and Nick provides an overview of the technologies and partnerships MasterCard is leveraging to not only focus on today but to help them get to where they need to be in 5 years and beyond.  Check out how MasterCard is dealing with the massive scale of their business while also ensuring they are staying 3 steps ahead of fraudulent activity.


The 2019 Disney Data & Analytics Conference is taking place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando Floria on August 20th and 21st.  DDAC always has an all-star line up of speakers and this year Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III the “Miracle on the Hudson” Hero Pilot & Shane Battier Vice President, Analytics and Basketball Development for the Miami Heat will be the keynote speakers.  You can use promo code “BigDataBeard-2019” to receive 20% off your conference pass.  Click hereto register with the promo code.




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