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Data Privacy, Security and Data-Driven Marketing Under Fire

by Jake Sorofman  |  October 7, 2013

It’s for no particular reason that my last few posts have been somewhat ominous in tone, hinting at the rise of the machines and a world where all that’s knowable...

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All That Happens Must Be Known

by Jake Sorofman  |  September 30, 2013

There’s a lot of discussion these days about the privacy tradeoff that comes with our digital lives. Generally, the argument says that, by and large, consumers give up more than they get in...

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The Sex Appeal of Math to Data Science

by Svetlana Sicular  |  December 18, 2012

  “Data scientist is the sexiest job of the 21st century” (Harvard Business Review) “Cybernetics is a whore of imperialism” (Stalin, 20th century) I cannot quite catch an association between these two...

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Think Graph

by Svetlana Sicular  |  November 8, 2012

A graph states that something is related to something else: people to people, molecules to molecules, habits to habits. Graph traversals are about paths: of ideas, time or viruses. Russian...

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Data Governance Is the New Black

by Svetlana Sicular  |  September 7, 2012

I cover big data and data governance.  Both are equally challenging and both promise to save the world.  Until recently, I had a false idea, that one of these topics...

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The #GartnerCat's Pajamas

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 28, 2012

“Imagine a revolution from 80-character punch cards to 140-character tweets,” —  this Jack Santos punch line has been tweeted and re-tweeted on Day 1 of the Gartner Catalyst conference (#GartnerCat)...

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Tobin's Q & A: Evidence of Information's Real Market Value

by Doug Laney  |  August 15, 2012

Tobin’s q is a simple ratio first posited by Nobel-winning American economist James Tobin in the 1960s to understand the relationship between a company’s market value and the replacement value...

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Cassandra for Greeks or for Geeks?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 11, 2012

Technology robs words of their intrinsic meaning: what happened to “like” and “friend”? Is it true that Facebook patented “face”? What is “oracle”? Who is Cassandra — a NoSQL database...

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Haute Couture of Big Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 19, 2012

Big data haute couture roughly illustrates the state of the market. The question is: does a big data market exist? "Good morning I'm the global waiter at IT infrastructure solutions...

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Pseudo-Tweets

by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 9, 2012

"Never odd or even"  —  palindromes draw respect when they carry at least some spark of meaning; you’ll even read them twice. Some time ago, a good friend of mine...

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