Big Data

The role of big data in the election

We all know the role social media has played in this presidential election. Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and other social media tools have been aggressively deployed by the two campaigns and their supporters. But in the final stretch, it may be mastery of Big Data that will determine the next president of the United States. And […]

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Exploring the promise of Big Data for cities and for brands

Opportunity abounds for those able to gather, analyze and draw insights from the flow of data around us, no matter what sector—from agriculture to medicine, manufacturing to energy and utilities, commerce to education. Locked within data is potential for greater efficiency, innovation, savings and a potential boost in brand. To accelerate the emerging field of […]

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Is your business or city ready for another Sandy or Tōhoku?

Five years ago today, one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded hit off the coast of Japan; the resulting tsunami led to over 15,000 deaths and waves that traveled up to six miles inland. It is events like this that are making local and state/provincial governments increasingly focus on the resilience of their infrastructures, economies […]

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Brian Padden: Successful IT leaders are enablers and problem solvers

Brian Padden of Dairygold meets with THINK Leaders to talk IT strategies and challenges at the CIO Leadership Exchange in Paris, France. On a misty fall day in Paris, Brian Padden walks through the hallways of the Maison de la Mutualité, an elegant Left-Bank exhibition space and theater built in the 1930s. Padden is attending […]

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JT Kostman: Data plus behavioral insights deliver business value

Dr. JT Kostman believes every Chief Data Officer should be able to link what they do to a monetized or quantified outcome for his or her company. Some might think that’s a prematurely ambitious stance for someone who is only months into a newly created position.But when you’re working for Time Inc., which holds the […]

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