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The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is

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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A-Lab’s objective is to teach students how to use data sets and analytics to address real-world business problems. We still have much to learn.

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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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Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Whether physical or digital in nature, identity is a collection of information or attributes associated with a specific entity. The U.S.

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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. . That’s a remarkable change.

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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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Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

So is big data. . In 2000, only one-quarter of the world’s stored information was digital and therefore subject to search and analysis.

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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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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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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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Informal rule of thumb

Harold Jarche

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

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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Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter

Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch – Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin. Why do some organizations struggle to manage their data? Spark.

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Five Tips for Nonprofits Data Visualization

Beth Kanter

One area that he works on is data visualization for nonprofits. Five Tips for Nonprofit Data Storytelling by Matthew Scharpnick.

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Traditional Data Analysis and Data Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my opinion, data science should be viewed as a multidisciplinary evolution from business intelligence and analytics.

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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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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. We speak for them.

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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. The era of data and analytics in learning is just beginning. That’s starting to change.

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. ). I chose 2007 for no particularly good reason.

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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.

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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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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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?

#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. I depend on data.

Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: Data-Informed Fundraising!

Beth Kanter

RT @ kanter what every #datanerd needs in their wardrobe – I Love Data T-shirt 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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In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

We can look to theories, i.e., this ‘should’ work; or we can look to data. The answer, I believe, comes from data. But not just any data.

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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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it’s all about our data

Harold Jarche

A 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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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. .

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.). Conversations that inform consensus like this can take weeks, months, years to come to decision or agreement, and that’s if you’re all in the same room.

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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 ? It is hard.

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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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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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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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