The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
JANUARY 31, 2017
A recent article by NY Times reporter Steve Lohr discussed the rising importance of data as a major competitive differentiator.
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
Think of electricity and automobiles, the Internet more recently and now big data. Let me briefly summarize the report’s key findings.
Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems
DECEMBER 29, 2015
This is a particularly interesting project because economic data in emerging markets is often not as reliable as the data in more advanced markets.
Big Data at Google
JUNE 10, 2014
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.
Owning our data
JULY 8, 2014
With the internet of everything (IoE), once everything is connected, where will our data reside? Do you own your data?
Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
Whether physical or digital in nature, identity is a collection of information or attributes associated with a specific entity.
New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society
MAY 29, 2013
While a number of transformative technologies were discussed, big data was the most prominent. .
Why Data Informed VS Data Driven?
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
One of the questions I was asked, ”Why Data Informed? Why Not Data-Driven?” Being data-driven sounds great—in theory.
Big Data Takes Center Stage
JULY 3, 2013
Cloud computing is now going through a similar period of serious evaluation and development. So is big data. .
Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
Looking deeper at data-driven decision making, it’s important to understand not only the promise but also the limits.
Ideas, Experts and Data
OCTOBER 17, 2014
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.
Data Science - the Emergence of a New Discipline
APRIL 10, 2013
Data Science is emerging as a hot new profession and academic discipline. They note that demand for data scientists is racing ahead of supply.
Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch – Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin. Why do some organizations struggle to manage their data? Spark.
As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?
JANUARY 21, 2015
Big data , powerful analytics and AI are everywhere. Mid-skill jobs have been particularly threatened. The authors offer a novel metaphor.
Informal rule of thumb
JUNE 13, 2012
have previously referred to Gary Wise and his extrapolation of Josh Bersin’s data from 2009. Informal LearningWikipedia.
Five Tips for Nonprofits Data Visualization
JULY 17, 2015
Five Tips for Nonprofit Data Storytelling by Matthew Scharpnick. They understand the importance and power of data. How old is she?
Traditional Data Analysis and Data Science
MAY 15, 2013
The emergence of data science is closely intertwined with the explosive growth of big data over the past several years.
Reflections on Big Data, Data Science and Related Subjects
JANUARY 2, 2013
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.
Reflections on the Education of Applied Data Scientists
SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
About a year ago, an article in the Harvard Business Review called data scientists the sexiest job of the 21st century.
New MOOC: Data, Analytics, & Learning
JUNE 6, 2014
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.
Informed consent for human sensors
MARCH 5, 2016
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.
If There Was Already an Ocean of Data in 2007, How Much is there Now?
JUNE 2, 2014
2007 is also when the phrase “big data” was just starting to be used. ” book. ). chose 2007 for no particularly good reason.
Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications
OCTOBER 23, 2013
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.
Active Data Logging Doesn’t Work
OCTOBER 16, 2014
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.
Fantastic international comparative data on media, social media, and mobile
DECEMBER 14, 2011
There is an absolute wealth of information in the report. Global telecoms sector revenue has flattened considerably, with just 2.2%
The right information is not enough
NOVEMBER 28, 2012
Fallacy: If you give the right information, to the right people, at the right time, they will act accordingly. SocialLearning Technology
APRIL 26, 2011
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.
Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
The event also included plenary speakers, including a provocative talk about storytelling with data from Alexandra Samuel. nptech?
#OEB14 - Does Data Corrupt Education
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 4, 2014
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.
Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: Data-Informed Fundraising!
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
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!
New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding
JULY 5, 2016
List: View and sort foundation, recipients and grants data in table form. Journalism News and Information. Click to See Visualization.
Spotting the Human Side of Data at DoGoodData Conference
MAY 5, 2015
“Problems don’t start with data, they start with people.” Data As True North. Plenty (@PlentyCo) May 1, 2015.
In Defense of Data Centrism
DECEMBER 23, 2010
Data autopsies are conducted with the results analyzed and presented as a ‘case study.’ The answer, I believe, comes from data.
it’s all about our data
AUGUST 27, 2015
platform: a centrally controlled application that controls the data on ll interactions and activities. Let’s call it the First World Data War.
Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics
DECEMBER 7, 2012
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. .
JANUARY 21, 2011
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?
Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data
MARCH 20, 2013
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 ?
For personal data, use value beats sale value
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
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.
5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds
DECEMBER 22, 2014
This book is how to create a data-informed culture in your organization that values outcome based measurement. Evergreen. Books
Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
It’s difficult to escape the growing attention being paid to data and analytics. Ok, so data is the new foundation of business.