Data

Renee Wynn: NASA’s new CIO is on a data-driven mission to Mars

Renee Wynn has served the federal government in various capacities for more than 25 years, including a long stint with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Until now, these positions have been decidedly terrestrial. Not anymore. In July of this year, Wynn joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Five months into her tenure as […]

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Elliot Turner: Startup junkie advice for both entrepreneurs and enterprises

Not every startup CEO can say they were able to grow their business to a point where they were acquired. Even fewer can say they did it twice. But that is exactly the case for AlchemyAPI Founder and CEO Elliot Turner.Turner launched his first startup, MimeStar, a software development company focused on network intrusion detection, […]

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Inderpal Bhandari: When looking at Big Data, always start with a business question

Inderpal Bhandari joined Cambia Health Solutions in March 2014 as the company’s first chief data officer, charged with transforming the healthcare consumer’s experience. Cambia, a nonprofit based in Portland, Ore., provides insurance, cost-transparency solutions, game-supplemented wellness programs and marketplaces to support consumers with high deductibles.Bhandari has spent more than two decades mining insights from data […]

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CDO Summit in Paris: a focus on innovation

More than a dozen accomplished French (and other European) Chief Data Officers and senior executives gathered in Paris on November 5, 2015 in the elegant Salon Pompadour at Hotel Le Meurice. This sumptuous palace dates back to the early 19th century, and was a timelessly beautiful and inspiring setting for stimulating conversation on creating long-term […]

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Make better predictions as a C-suite executive

Book Review: Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner (Crown)   According to the old joke, the average expert is roughly as accurate as a dart-throwing chimpanzee. It’s a joke based on research by Philip Tetlock, the scientist whose prior work revealed that the predictions of academics, pundits […]

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Nouveau Vocabulaire: Internet des objets

Internet des objets: Une définition Réseaux d’appareils ou de capteurs connectés qui permettent la collecte, la communication, l’analyse et l’exploitation de données à grande échelle sans interaction humaine. Signification L’Internet des Objets (IdO) permet l’instrumentation et l’interconnexion des objets et systèmes indispensables à notre vie de tous les jours. Une multitude de machines et objets […]

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New Vocabulary: Cognitive Computing

Understand systems that learn, reason and interact Cognitive Computing: A Definition Cognitive computing refers to systems that learn at scale, reason with purpose, and interact with humans naturally. What it means Cognitive computing systems aren’t programmed; they’re trained to sense, predict, infer and, in some ways, think, using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms that […]

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New Vocabulary: Hackathon

A focused “hacking” session can deliver innovation in one day Hackathon: A Definition Hackathons are highly focused, outcome-oriented innovation sessions intended to deliver breakthrough thinking and a pilot-ready commercial model within a radically abbreviated timeframe. What it means These intense collaborative design events, often staged over 24 – 48 hours, bring together computer programmers, user […]

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Data innovation can lead to monetization

When companies first began to add the role of chief data officers to their c-suites not too long ago, many newly minted CDOs believed their focus would be on data management and risk. While that is still very much the case, pace-setting CDOs are looking at data as a source for inspiration for new products […]

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Jennifer Ippoliti: Build the right data team

Not everyone could say they transitioned from studying romance languages to working with data, but it worked for Jennifer Ippoliti. She says, “There’s definitely a language in what I’m doing now. In some respects there’s not much difference between a data dictionary and a French-English dictionary. Both are about unambiguously defining terms and making meaningful […]

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Why clear communication is key

C-suite leaders often reach their leadership position by excelling in a certain focus. For chief marketing officers, that might be the development of branded content strategies. For chief information officers, it might be mastery of integrating new technologies with legacy systems. For chief financial officers, it might be proven ability at managing risk. But what […]

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Eric Mosley: Keep employees engaged with clear priorities and crowdsourced recognition

As co-founder and CEO of Globoforce, a leading provider of social recognition solutions that help redefine how companies motivate and energize employees, Eric Mosley has a vision to raise employee recognition from a tactical, unmeasured and under-valued effort to a global strategic program with clear measures for performance and success. Globoforce’s clients are some of […]

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