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The next installment of the DataGenius Challenge (formerly DataGeek) is now underway. I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the more memorable entries. Here are my favorite DataGenius entries over the years:

The Future of David Hasselhoff – One of the more creative entries, take a look at where the future career of “The Hoff” with these predictive insights.

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Visualizing Gangnam Style – A jaw-dropping custom visualization of the popular Gangnam style video rendered in Lumira.

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Who is the Real Jon Snow – Game of Thrones fans will find this entry an insightful attempt to uncover the real life Jon Snow with geo-spatial analysis.

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Sharknado Social Media Analysis Using SAP Predictive AnalysisTap into the social-verse with this DataGenius entry visualizing unstructured data from the cult movie Sharknado. Sharks, tornadoes, and predictive analytics, what else do you want?

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MS Dhoni, analyzing the win machine – Take a look at the career of this cricket legend and uncover the insights which make MS Dhoni the Michael Jordan of the cricket world.

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In addition to having fun with data, this years DataGenius challenge is about supporting and uncovering insights for real-world causes. Check out how the DataGenius Challenge and Autism Speaks are teaming up to support insights for Autism research. What is your favorite entry? Check out other data driven stories and join this year’s DataGenius Challenge.

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