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Weather means Business: Weather Data as a Driver for Digital Innovation

The impact of weather on business is underestimated. As organizations are increasingly looking to external data sources to innovate and optimize their business, precise weather data sticks out as a unique source of competitive advantage. Across industries, leading players are using weather data to transform decision making and to enable new business models. ‘Data is […]

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The “Two Waves” of Big Data

New Technologies, Enhanced Processes There is an old saying that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Big Data is far more than just Hadoop. Spark, Python, Scala, Cassandra, and Atlas are open source Big Data technologies that have expanded the ability for analytics to scale in velocity and volumes that can […]

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The Democratization of Data – It’s Like Riding a Bike

Since the original Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence and Executive Information Systems came into being, the ability to look at data and make meaningful decisions with confidence has been the conserve of those who either are sufficiently senior to coral the teams and resources necessary OR those who already understand the data and its meaning in […]

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Data as a Service

Big Data unlocks more information than traditional storage approaches can – relational, file stores, streaming, document repositories, unstructured and enterprise repositories all available from within the ‘data lake’ (a Big Data construct where many different types of data reside). It also enables the democratisation of analytics, whereby business users (without formal data management training) use […]

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What is 360 Digital Data?

Digital platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Google are making billions of dollars from the 360  digital data their users are generating on their platforms. The ability to precisely pinpoint behaviours and trends has never been more instantaneous. Both digital and traditional enterprises are racing to understand how they can exploit this data to better […]

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What citizen engagement looks like in the digital age

An interview about digital citizen engagement with Jason Goldman, White House Chief Digital Officer I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Goldman, the first Chief Digital Officer of the White House, to discuss his office’s online engagement strategy and outreach. Jason was part of the Blogger team acquired in 2003 by Google, […]

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THINK Leaders Weekly Roundup [3/19-3/24]

How are cities taking advantage of new technologies for big data and data-driven discovery, to improve healthcare, food security, education, and finance? What strategies are top chief marketing officers deploying to maintain a competitive edge? This week’s THINK Leaders blog has the answers. New Thinking Exploring the promise of Big Data for cities and for […]

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THINK Leaders Weekly Roundup [2/29-3/4]

  From Las Vegas to Tokyo, the THINK Leaders team has covered quite a lot of ground! We heard from Monex Group, Inc. CEO Oki Matsumoto, recapped IBM InterConnect 2016, and discovered why women are becoming chief data officers – just to name a few. Here is a summary of the innovative technology trends and […]

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Disrupt or be Disrupted

Over the course of 2015, Farland Group has conducted hundreds of qualitative interviews with CMOs, CIOs and CEOs who are members of various advisory groups and engagement programs that we facilitate at major corporations. Across all of these interviews, regardless of country, organization, industry or profession, one theme has come through strongly and consistently: an obsession […]

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Travel Transformed

The magnitude of weather is simply unimaginable. You may have woken up in rainy New York or sunny California, but those conditions directly impacted how you dressed or the plan for the rest of your day. Weather effects thousands of decisions across hundreds of industries, all of which are guided by analytics. Today, IBM announced […]

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Don’t Fret Cognitive

Day two here at Insight reinforced some common projections that have been making a big splash in the technology industry. We’re entering the cognitive era. Whether you’ve heard about this transition from Bob Dylan, Ken Jennings or Annabelle, it will only resonate if you understand how cognitive computing will impact your life and business. Devices […]

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Gartner Symposium: Let the Customer Call Shotgun

With the Gartner Symposium ITxpo wrapped up and a tour of Epcot now under my belt, my time in Orlando has come to a close. I no longer have to choose between attending a session on cognitive computing or one on digital investment strategies, but I do leave with an understanding of how both of […]

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