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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a particularly interesting project because economic data in emerging markets is often not as reliable as the data in more advanced markets.

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Big Data at Google

Jay Cross

To see Big Data at work, look to Google, where number-crunching on a massive scale has changed hiring and management practices. All people decisions at Google are based on data and analytics,” according to Kathryn Dekas, a manager in Google’s “people analytics” team. They memorize and parrot back explicit information. No longer.

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Owning our data

Harold Jarche

With the internet of everything (IoE), once everything is connected, where will our data reside? Do you own your data?

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The Big Data Era Is Here

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data and related information-based disciplines, - e.g., data science , artificial intelligence , - are everywhere. 

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The Data Bubble redux

Doc Searls

one of the new data exchanges. “It is a sea change in the way the industry works,” says Omar Tawakol, CEO of BlueKai. The tide turned today.

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Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Looking deeper at data-driven decision making, it’s important to understand not only the promise but also the limits. 

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Data Science - the Emergence of a New Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data Science is emerging as a hot new profession and academic discipline.  They note that demand for data scientists is racing ahead of supply. 

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Traditional Data Analysis and Data Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The emergence of data science is closely intertwined with the explosive growth of big data over the past several years. 

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As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data , powerful analytics and AI are everywhere.  Mid-skill jobs have been particularly threatened.  The authors offer a novel metaphor. 

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Ideas, Experts and Data

Harold Jarche

Managing the information overload is a real challenge. But we lose in that process a lot of new forms of information that can be very useful.

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Why Data Informed VS Data Driven?

Beth Kanter

One of the questions I was asked,  ”Why Data Informed? Why Not Data-Driven?” Being data-driven sounds great—in theory.

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Five Tips for Nonprofits Data Visualization

Beth Kanter

Five Tips for Nonprofit Data Storytelling by Matthew Scharpnick. They understand the importance and power of data. How old is she?

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Informal rule of thumb

Harold Jarche

have previously referred to Gary Wise and his extrapolation of Josh Bersin’s data from 2009. Informal LearningWikipedia.

Reflections on Big Data, Data Science and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the central role of big data with CUSP and with other initiatives I’m involved with, I’d like to step back and reflect on what this all means.

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Reflections on the Education of Applied Data Scientists

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

About a year ago, an article in the Harvard Business Review called data scientists the sexiest job of the 21st century. 

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Informed consent for human sensors

David Weinberger

Friend (CEO at that same outfit) write about a project in which users of a health monitoring app have given informed consent to have their data made available to other researchers. It is not open data, as John points out, but it is open to any researchers who make it through the vetting process.

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New MOOC: Data, Analytics, & Learning

George Siemens

This fall, together with colleagues, I’ll be offering an open course on edX: Data, Analytics, and Learning. From the description: In education, the use of data and analytics to improve learning is referred to as learning analytics. Analytics have not yet made the impact on education that they have made in other fields.

Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The need for such systems is a result of the explosive growth of data all around us.  This is what data science is all about. 

If There Was Already an Ocean of Data in 2007, How Much is there Now?

Andy McAfee

2007 is also when the phrase “big data” was just starting to be used. ” book. ). chose 2007 for no particularly good reason.

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Active Data Logging Doesn’t Work

Adaptive Path

It was, and still is, very interesting and useful information for me and, with few exceptions, I’ve tracked my physical activity every day since.

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Fantastic international comparative data on media, social media, and mobile

Ross Dawson

There is an absolute wealth of information in the report. Global telecoms sector revenue has flattened considerably, with just 2.2%

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Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?

Beth Kanter

The event also included plenary speakers, including a provocative talk about storytelling with data from Alexandra Samuel. nptech?

The right information is not enough

Harold Jarche

Fallacy: If you give the right information, to the right people, at the right time, they will act accordingly. SocialLearning Technology

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Open Data

George Siemens

One of the remarkable developments over the last three or four years is the opening of data by organizations such as OECD, UNESCO, World Bank, and city, state/province/national governments. Recent funding cutbacks to this movement in the US – see Death of Open Data? Hopefully defunding doesn’t spread.

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#OEB14 - Does Data Corrupt Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This house believes that data is corrupting education For: Ellen Wagner - Data as the meme - It bothers me that I leave this trail of data everywhere we do - Data without context is really without value - data with context is information, and information is power, and power corrupts. depend on data.

New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding

Beth Kanter

List: View and sort foundation, recipients and grants data in table form. Journalism News and Information. Click to See Visualization.

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Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: Data-Informed Fundraising!

Beth Kanter

RT @ kanter what every #datanerd needs in their wardrobe – I Love Data T-shirt bit.ly/QlhMt4. We may need to start wearing these here!

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Spotting the Human Side of Data at DoGoodData Conference

Beth Kanter

“Problems don’t start with data, they start with people.” Data As True North. Plenty (@PlentyCo) May 1, 2015.

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it’s all about our data

Harold Jarche

platform: a centrally controlled application that controls the data on ll interactions and activities. Let’s call it the First World Data War.

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In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Data autopsies are conducted with the results analyzed and presented as a ‘case study.’  The answer, I believe, comes from data

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Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For several years now, big data has been one of the hottest topics in the IT industry.  But, what do we mean by big data

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Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big Data is one of the hottest topics out there.  Big data is a foundational element in IT’s quartet of Next Big Things : Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud.  But, as the real world keeps reminding us, it is possible to make bad predictions and decisions even if you use tons of big data to make them.  Let me explain.  .

Who Owns Your Data?

Ellen Wagner

Who actually owns your data?  At first the answer to this question may seem obvious - of COURSE we own our personal health records, education records, financial records. . Data ownership presumes use rights, who can share what, with whom. What But data sharing according to what? It is data anarchy out there. Not even us.

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Data Viz

Adaptive Path

It ties together three things that are compelling: data viz, Wikipedia and human agreement. Be sure to read the full story about the data and what it represents.). Getting the data isn’t easy. Wikipedia’s model ensures that there is a direct data trace for the recommended action on an AfD thread. Why the love?

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The #OEB14 Debate: Is Data Corrupting Education?

Ellen Wagner

The house motion for 2014 was "Data is Corrputing Education". MOTION: The House believes that data is corrupting education. Absolutely.

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The future of healthcare: big data, tele-health, community care and more

Ross Dawson

Below are just a few excerpted quotes from the extensive interview with me: On big data and data sharing. One of the things that is critical not just in the health industry but more broadly, is the ability to find and share data more effectively as an industry. Because data sharing won’t happen by itself.

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Datafication is a fairly new concept associated with our recent data revolution.  They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.”  .

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5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

Beth Kanter

This book is how to create a data-informed culture in your organization that values outcome based measurement. Evergreen. Books

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For personal data, use value beats sale value

Doc Searls

Should you manage your  personal data  just so you can sell it to marketers? Those are the barely-challenged assumptions in  Start-Ups Seek to Help Users Put a Price on Their Personal Data , by Joshua Brustein in The New York Times. He writes, People have been willing to give away their data while the companies make money.

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Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

It’s difficult to escape the growing attention being paid to data and analytics. Ok, so data is the new foundation of business.

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