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An Afternoon With Peter Orszag and Jim Nussle

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Patrick Daniel

Everyone listened in excitedly as Nina Easton introduced the panelists to the audience that had gathered at the JFK Jr. Forum yesterday. As senior editor and columnist of Fortune Magazine and former resident fellow at the Institute of Politics, Easton experienced nothing short of an award-winning career.

What Happens to Your Data When You Monitor Your Personal Fitness

Robin Raskin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Wearing a fitness bracelet from FitBit, Jawbone, Microsoft, Withings, and others has become increasingly common. About one in ten people in the US now do some sort of fitness monitoring.

Education Is Harmful When You Measure the Wrong Things

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.15.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

"Measure the wrong things and you'll get the wrong behaviors." This simple statement succinctly characterizes why the American education system continues beating its head against the wall.

Can Big Data Subdue Big Government?

Dennis Santiago | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

What if, as disruptive innovation has done in so many cases, there was a way to detect suspect behavior and expose it in real time?

Education as a Data-Driven Enterprise

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.12.2015 | Education
John Bridgeland

Over the last fifteen years, the private and public sectors have worked effectively to make education a stronger data-driven enterprise in areas related to the challenge of high school dropouts.

When Is Voting Not Big Data

David Sable | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
David Sable

The knowledgeable amongst us reference Big Data at least once a week... and the really savvy at least once a day... and the incredibly shrewd at least once a meeting... while the most serious invoke Big Data no matter the topic of discussion.

Data Mining Disney -- A Magical Experience

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

My guess is that Disney Data Mining is going to change everything about the Walt Disney World Resort -- but I also think the knowledge will have a huge impact on every business interested in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Context Is Key: Using Big Data To Tell Inspiring Stories

Christina Quint | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Christina Quint

Given the health care sector's moral mission and massive buying power, how can the sector shift our entire economy toward sustainable, safer products and practices?

Big Data ≠ Big Wisdom: Mismanaging 21st Century Problems with 19th Century Thinking

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 05.08.2015 | Technology
Ian I. Mitroff

Today we are witnessing the unparalleled explosion of technology. But the sad fact of the matter is that Big Data and more technology alone have not improved the quality of our thinking and the ways in which the majority of people and organizations make important decisions.

The Blurred Lines of Genetic Data: Practicality, Pleasure and Policing

Jessica Cussins | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Jessica Cussins

A new rumor is spreading that Apple may be leveraging its ubiquity to encourage iPhone owners to participate in DNA testing, perhaps to bulk up the medical data-collecting capabilities of its ResearchKit.

The Data Science Revolution

Eric Schmidt | Posted 05.07.2015 | Technology
Eric Schmidt

In the next 10 years, we believe that computers will move beyond their current role as our assistants, and become our advisors. With their help, we'll grapple with and solve some of the toughest issues facing the world today.

Shaping a New Constitution for the Digital Age

Marc Benioff | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Marc Benioff

CEOs and other business leaders have to stand up for all of their stakeholders -- employees, customers, partners, shareholders and local communities -- and recognize that they are part of a larger ecosystem. Issues ranging from climate change and global health to food production and education impact every business.

Big Data Analytics and the Global Food System

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

The Global Food System is a complex network of consumers, producers, economics, trade agreements, financial transactions, demand data, supply data, fo...

Every Number Tells a Story

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

In today's world it can be overwhelming to find meaning in the explosion of data, graphs and charts. The trick to navigating this new landscape is to make a concerted effort to find personal connections to the numbers and tell the stories behind the numbers.

Breaking the Code: How Pencils of Promise Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Saeed Jabbar

Pencils of Promise (PoP) is a passionate for-purpose organization that delivers quality education to impoverished children. They've built over 300 schools and impacted over 340,000 lives all while pioneering the for-purpose driven organization.

Redesigning Capitalism for The 21st Century

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

The financial crisis of 2008 raised questions about the sustainability of our pursuit of growth for growth's sake alone. Many are now re-examining deeply rooted values, beliefs and attitudes toward our financial system, as well as how to organize, lead and manage our society.

Magazines Thrive, Still Surprise

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.30.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Can print magazines survive, thrive and surprise, what with all the existing online, digital and mobile fare? Absolutely, say media industry experts, adding that those who have declared magazines' demise are off-track.

5 Industries the Internet of Things Is Going to Change Radically

Amine Chouaieb | Posted 05.01.2015 | Technology
Amine Chouaieb

Not only is it great to be able to have centralized, remote control over one's devices but it is also a game changer to be able to collect data about the functioning and interaction of these machines.

Probing The Realities of Big Data In Alzheimer's

George Vradenburg | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

The way we manage and use medical data is still decades behind the connectivity and fluidity that governs how we bank, how we shop and how we communicate. To address this, three key changes in the management of biomedical data are needed.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Beyond 'Dangerous': Joywave and Big Data Discuss Their Crazy Good Debuts

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

We live in an EP, YouTube ready, and singles only -- and I mean that in music terms -- world. So, when artists emerge with not just a full-length album but an amazing one at that, you have to figuratively hug the living crap out of it.

Using Data To Improve How We Serve The World's Poor

Emily Tucker | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Emily Tucker

Technology, and the collection and analysis of real-time data that it enables, can be leveraged by organizations working at the bottom of the pyramid to improve their service to the poor.

How to Stand Out: An Interview With Dorie Clark

Phil Simon | Posted 04.21.2015 | Books
Phil Simon

How does one get noticed? It's a fascinating question. For answers, I recently sat down with Dorie Clark to talk about her new book Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.

EU Antitrust Action Today Is Just the Beginning of Google's Troubles in Europe

Nathan Newman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

The announcement today that the European Competition Commissioner has launched an official antitrust action against Google promises to be just the first step in a likely escalation of actions against Google and other big-data platforms increasingly dominating the online -- and, increasingly, the offline -- economic landscape.

Dear Europe, America Is Coming

Hipmunk | Posted 04.16.2015 | Travel

The dollar is up, summer is coming and vacation is on our brain. With everyone buzzing about EU travel this summer, Hipmunk poured over our search and booking data to see if the hype is really hot or just a hoax.

Truth IS Profitable!

Scott Painter | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Scott Painter

Automotive. Travel. Healthcare. Pharmaceutical. These are just some of the industrial engines being recalibrated for greater efficiency available by introducing transparency and big data. More are in the throes of disruption, or on the cusp of it.