The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Economist’ s May 6 issue referred to data in its cover as the world’s most valuable resource. Similarly, data centers “power all kinds of online services and, increasingly, the real world as devices become more and more connected.”.

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Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 1 the Commission issued its final Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy. Large-scale fraud, data breaches, and identity thefts are becoming more common. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure?

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Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a world that’s increasingly governed by digital transactions and data, our existing methods for managing security and privacy are no longer adequate. Data breaches, identity theft and large-scale fraud are becoming more common.

online privacy and security

Harold Jarche

As the internet becomes an essential part of lives — enabling us to access government services, connect with friends, and earn a living — there are frustratingly few ways to maintain privacy or security online.

Owning our data

Harold Jarche

With the internet of everything (IoE), once everything is connected, where will our data reside? If things do not work, will we know what has happened to our data? Individual control over data may be a more robust way to to ensure some level of privacy. Do you own your data?

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cooperation, measurement, security and more

Harold Jarche

Constant, short, safe-to-fail experiments that give us empirical data on what works. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. hrheingold : “Don’t refuse to believe; refuse to start out believing.”

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List In Defense of Data Centrism John 0 comments Education System Dec 23 In the never ending search to know “what works,” we have a few choices. We can look to theories, i.e., this ‘should’ work; or we can look to data.

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Noam Chomsky, security, and equivocal information

David Weinberger

Noam Chomsky and Barton Gellman were interviewed at the Engaging Big Data conference put on by MIT’s Senseable City Lab on Nov. That’s why you should be extremely cautious when you hear an appeal to security. I don’t doubt that the US security folks believe it, but it is without meaning. security folks say they are spying on us for our own security, are they saying literally nothing? Thus, the security claim isn’t made on its own.

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 ? A number of recent articles have been sounding the alarm that big data may be at the peak of inflated expectations in Gartner’s hype cycle.

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Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Inaccurate or biased data will lead to inaccurate or biased predictions. It’s been most successful with supervised learning , where the training data are tagged.

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Rethinking Personal Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2010, the World Economic Forum (WEF), launched a project on Rethinking Personal Data. The project brought together experts from business, government, academia and end user privacy and rights groups to examine the challenges and opportunities involved in properly managing the explosive growth of personal data in the digital world. In January of 2011 they published their first report, - Personal Data: the Emergence of a New Asset Class. .

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Reality mining, pervasive data capture, and how Big Data can create value

Ross Dawson

CIO magazine did a nice article titled IIIS: Big Data driving new trends which reviews my keynote and the one immediately after from Steve Duplessie , one of the world’s top analysts on data and storage. If you look at an office environment there is an extraordinary amount of data to look at. You can literally get terabytes of data out of just a few hours of this. This requires all that data within the organisation to be captured and used effectively.”.

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Attention Data Nerds: The Mobile Mindset Study and More

Beth Kanter

The Mobile Mindset Study , a new survey from mobile security developers Lookout using data commissioned from Harris Interactive, has found that three out of five smartphone owners in the U.S. Source: Mobile Mindset Study.

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The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Former national security advisor Tom Donilon and former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano serve as chair and vice-chair respectively. Over the years, most institutions have automated their original paper-based ledgers with sophisticated IT applications and data bases.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These devices generate massive amounts of data, a lot of which requires real-time actions. It’s impractical to move all that data to a central cloud for analysis and actions. Many of the previously distributed servers were consolidated in data centers. .

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Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A NY Times article recently added that “The United States is producing more research scientists than academia can handle… The lure of a tenured job in academia is great - it means a secure, prestigious position directing a lab that does cutting-edge experiments, often carried out by underlings.

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Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The huge amounts of data now collected by IoT sensors on physical objects, personal devices and smart systems make it possible to represent their near real-time status in their Digital Twin alter-ego. Many are calling it the emergence of the data economy.”.

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me share some of my personal impressions of this journey through the lens of three key areas, each of which has played a major role throughout IT’s history, and will continue to do so well into its future: data centers, transaction processing, and data analysis.

AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI was reborn in the 1990s by embracing our current data-driven paradigm based on analyzing vast amounts of information with powerful computers and sophisticated algorithms. AI applications and data could reflect the biases of their designers, raising issues of fairness.

Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session

Beth Kanter

I went to cover one session, “ Building An Information Infrastructure: Unlocking Data for Philanthropy.” ” For further context on mindset and work practice changes in philanthropy to embrace data, here’s some points from Lucy Bernholz.

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The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home - Energy management, security, safety, and automation of home chores. Offices - Organizational and personal productivity, training, energy monitoring, building security. Privacy, Security, Confidentiality and IP. Data is absolutely essential to IoT systems.

[liveblog] Noam Chomsky and Bart Gellman at Engaging Data

David Weinberger

I’m at the Engaging Data 2013 conference where Noam Chomsky and Pulitzer Prize winner (twice!) Barton Gellman are going to talk about Big Data in the Snowden Age, moderated by Ludwig Siegele of the Economist. The conference aims at having us rethink how we use Big Data and how it’s used. I’ve been writing articles that are pretty skeptical about Big Data. LS: You’ve said that Big Data is for people who want to do the easy stuff.

The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We depend on colleagues to do well in our jobs, and to achieve whatever professional recognition and financial security we are after. Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Smart mobile devices, broadband wireless networks, cloud-based services and big data are now ushering the next major phase in the evolution of FS. Big data is one such disruptor. As some put it, personal data will be the new oil – a valuable resource of the 21st century.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article introduces a whole new class of smart connected products - “complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways.”. Massive amounts of new product-usage data enable many of those improvements.”

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the years, blockchain has developed a following of its own as a distributed data base architecture with the ability to handle trust-less transactions where no parties need to know nor trust each other for transactions to complete.

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International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

I’ve been curating infographics summarizing social media and social network studie s of American and global audiences, but one of the best resources global social media and mobile data is We Are Social. Social Media Data and Public Policy.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

DJ Patil, the first US Chief Data Science, five days into his tenure. Lynn Overmann – Deputy Chief Data Officer, US Dept. ” The velocity is the support of the President who deeply believes in open data and technology. Data scientists are force multipliers. has huge amounts of data and needs help unlocking it. [ In a previous session, Lynn explained that Commerce offers almost no public-facing servies except gathering and releasing data.

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Large-scale fraud, data breaches, and identity thefts are becoming more common, and companies are finding that cyber-attacks are costly to prevent and recover from. . Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure? Foremost among them is security.

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One is to gather so much data about your customers that you come to know them in a borderline-creepy automated way—that is the M.O. A few weeks ago, NY Times columnist David Brooks posted an OpEd on The Evolution of Trust.

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We seem to be heading toward a kind of digital perfect storm , where four major IT trends are each gathering speed while interacting with and amplifying each other: mobile devices, cloud computing, social networks and big data and analytics.

How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, at the bleeding-edges of complexity are data-driven AI systems , which are generally based on statistical analysis and machine learning methods. . These smart products and systems tend to be software-intensive, people-centric, and data-driven.

The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Measurements include available bandwidth, access to digital content, security of transactions, business use of IT, consumer financial services, and quality of roads.

An Old Friend, - the IBM Mainframe, - Turns 50

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What enables it to keep reinventing itself while embracing the latest technologies , including the Mobile Internet, Cloud Computing and Big Data? So is Big Data, not surprisingly given the mainframe’s data processing roots.

The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The event was sponsored by MIT Connection Science , a recently organized research initiative aimed at leveraging data science to quantify and analyze human behaviors, and to leverage the new insights thus obtained in key societal applications, including healthcare, transportation and finance.

Shaping the Future of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fundamentally, the Internet is a general purpose data network supporting a remarkable variety of applications. A major reason for its adaptability is that it’s stuck to its basic data-transport mission, i.e., just moving bits around. Actionable Data.

Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data and cloud were the most prominent transformative technologies discussed at the Symposium. My remarks last week were focused on big data. Who is ultimately responsible for the security of the data in question?

What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

Beth Kanter

I was lucky enough this morning to hear Nancy Lublin’s opening keynote at the Data On Purpose conference hosted by the Stanford Social Innovation Review. was all about data. Data was everywhere and it was important to use. They built the crisis text line to be data driven.

Leveraging the Passions of Fans

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AIL’s Leveraging Engagement project is taking advantage of all the data we can now access and analyze, - including from social media and mobile devices, - to get deeper insights into the drivers of fan behavior. “It

Data, Data Everywhere

George Siemens

This article has been an open tab on my browser for a few months (tabs are just another way to store massive amounts of information that I’ll likely never get to): Data, Data Everywhere : All these examples tell the same story: that the world contains an unimaginably vast amount of digital information which is getting ever vaster ever more rapidly.