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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While a number of transformative technologies were discussed, big data was the most prominent.    .

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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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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. 

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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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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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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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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Informal rule of thumb

Harold Jarche

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

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.

Big Data, Science and the Humanities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Can big data tools and related methods help the humanities achieve a more scientific understanding of human nature?  Don''t let it happen. 

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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.

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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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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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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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?

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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Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

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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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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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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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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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.  .

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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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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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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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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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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The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics

Ross Dawson

Source : EMC Information Generation. Source : EMC Information Generation. Cloud Future of business Future of work Technology trends

Recent Social Media User Data: One Big Takeaway for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

The data also showed that Twitter was the platform where users go for breaking news. Of course, this is a just a tactic.

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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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Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth Kanter

Alternatively, there may bean emphasis on collecting more data than is necessary, but no one relates it to decision making. Cultural Indicators.

Top 10 Spreadsheet Secrets From A Nonprofit Data Nerd

Beth Kanter

Top 10 Secrets of Excel Data Nerds. My Nonprofit Needs a Data Nerd and How to Find Them! You’ll be a data nerd in no time! Enjoy.

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