Tag Archive for opinion

From Chief Data Officer to Chief Digital Officer

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by Angela Guess Andrew H. LaVanway recently opined in NextGov.com, “The role of chief data officer within federal agencies is on the rise. It’s about time. Unfortunately, it’s probably also not enough. Now that many agencies have gotten around to vetting, hiring and enabling a data executive, the needed role has grown larger. Simply stated,…

The Big Data Recipe: Innovation, Optimization, and Disruption

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by Angela Guess Jason Bloomberg of Wired recently wrote, “The recipe for successful innovation: begin with a good measure of disruption. Add a heaping helping of talent, and don’t forget to mix in plenty of creativity. Finally, a pinch of intuition. Stir and bake. Recipe for innovation? Perhaps. But successful innovation? That’s another story… At…

Big Data v. Deep Data

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by Angela Guess Otto Scharmer of the Huffington Post recently opined, “While big data has certainly opened up a whole new range of possibilities, I would like to suggest a distinction between surface big data and deep data. Surface data is just data about others: what others do and say. That is what almost all current big data is…

Is Big Data Overhyped?

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by Angela Guess Claire Vanner of CBR Online reports, ” ‘Big Data is just an overhyped buzzword and we will not be talking about it in 3 years’ was a statement pondered by a panel of industry experts, including representatives from SAP and SAS, at Gartner’s 2014 BI Summit in London yesterday. Gartner’s question about the…

Why We Can’t Measure Big Data’s Economic Impact Just Yet

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “The New York Times published an article on Friday asking in its headline whether big data is a economic dud. Numerous quoted professors gave reasons why the analogy of data to oil doesn’t work, nor does the one of data to the electrical grid (and here I thought that…