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How Business Intelligence Helps Small Businesses Make Better Decisions

Laiza King | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Laiza King

We often talk about the benefits of business intelligence, but we rarely explain what business intelligence is and why you should even consider it. More often than not, we are faced with this dilemma as we find ourselves excited at the "prospect" of what our business intelligence (BI) tools should offer, without knowing what it really can do.

New Metrics for a New Reality

Dov Seidman | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Dov Seidman

This article was originally published in Forbes. In modern business, perhaps the most sacred management adage is that what you measure is what you...

New Networks to Fight Modern Slavery

Duncan Jepson | Posted 07.24.2016 | Impact
Duncan Jepson

The exploitation of people - whether their efforts are provided by debt bondage, under threat of violence, psychologically, by imprisonment or deceivi...

Creating A Gateway For Innovation And Commerce In The Caribbean

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Governments around the world are investing heavily into building tech ecosystems and altering entire tax systems to attract startup entrepreneurs. Stakeholders must focus on fostering big disruptive ideas with global potential and serious bankability.

Europe's DIgital Revolution

Deo Delaney | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology
Deo Delaney

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) marks the beginning of a new era in Europe. With the new legislation intended not only to strengthen EU citizens' rights but also to simplify rules for businesses in EU Member States, every EU citizen is a vital stakeholder in the process.

Brain mapping: Getting it right

Kevin S. Weiner | Posted 07.21.2016 | Science
Kevin S. Weiner

This post was written in collaboration with Randy Gollub, Jeanette Mumford, Panthea Heydari, Leonardo Fernandino, and Cyril Pernet, as well as was app...

Mixpanel's CEO on the Astounding Power of Data

Quora | Posted 07.18.2016 | Technology
Quora

What are some of the most interesting ways data is currently being used? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling...

How do External Variables and Customer Service Affect Brand Experience?

Sarah Deane | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Sarah Deane

The airline and travel industries have been vocal about a renewed focus on the Customer, as more and more come to realize that creating an experience ...

From Big Data to Artificial Intelligence: The Next Digital Disruption

James Canton | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
James Canton

There is a set of important emerging digital trends I track as a futurist that are together converging very fast. These digital trends are all potenti...

Report Reveals Growth In Workplace Analytics

Adi Gaskell | Posted 07.05.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

A few years ago I wrote about an MIT spin-out called Sociometric Solutions. They had taken a leaf out of the Moneyball playbook and developed ID badg...

Get 'em While They're Young: The Hearts and Minds of Coding and Data Science

Phil Simon | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

"We live in a culture where we're dissuaded to do things that are technical," says Diana Navarro, an 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science m...

Here's Why Brexit Should Not Have Surprised Anyone

Beverly Macy | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Beverly Macy

The vote heard round the world. Lots of surprise in worldwide political circles as well as financial and trading markets. Even on the street, UK voters and observers everywhere still seem stunned. With all the sophistication in social media and big data analytics how could everyone have been so wrong?

Why The Nonprofit Sector Needs Predictive Data

Jason Saul | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Jason Saul

In the nonprofit and public sector we invest first, and then measure to see what we got. That may be a key reason why we aren't making as much progress as we could be. Predicting the success of social programs before we fund them holds great promise for the future of social impact

Brexit Bregret -- Or as The Economist Asks: "How Did the Wisdom of the Crowds Fail So Spectacularly?"

David Sable | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
David Sable

"Brexit: Europe stunned by UK Leave vote" - BBC Stunned seems to be the most used, operative word around the world, regarding the results of the UK v...

How Father's Day in Intensive Care is Changing a Trillion $$ Industry

Dan Karr | Posted 06.20.2016 | Good News
Dan Karr

After being hit by a car, I was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The following Sunday was Father's Day. I didn't see my three children that ranged from eight weeks to four years that year because infants and toddlers are not allowed into the ICU area.

How to Preserve Cultural Memory in the Digital Age

Abby Smith Rumsey | Posted 06.14.2016 | World
Abby Smith Rumsey

Awash in so much data, it is hard to know which have long-term value and which we can ignore.

Why Big Data Is an Increasingly Big Deal in Colleges

Phil Simon | Posted 06.09.2016 | Education
Phil Simon

Not too long ago, I announced a pretty significant career change. Yes, I'm returning to academia to teach at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Ar...

Can Businesses Generate Profit for the Economy, for the Planet and for Society?

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Natural Capital Coalition

Trucost's chief operating officer Alastair MacGregor explains why we need a new set of business measures This article has been submitted as part of t...

The Benefits of Neural Networks

Quora | Posted 06.08.2016 | Technology
Quora

What are the major factors that motivate us to use Neural networks over Kernel methods for large datasets in layman terms? originally appeared on Quor...

How Big Data Is Changing Conventional Lending

Phil Simon | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

It's no overstatement to say that new technologies and Big Data are upending many traditional industries. Sure, there are multi-billion-dollar darling...

Healthcare EMR Implementation and Use is Broken

David B. Black | Posted 06.07.2016 | Technology
David B. Black

Tens of billions of dollars are being spent to implement EMR's in healthcare. There's still a long way to go. Everyone seems to agree that EMR's will ...

How to Win the Brain Science Ballgame: Collaborate for Good

Brandon Staglin | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Brandon Staglin

The 1989 film Field of Dreams, about the realization of one man's hallucinatory vision to build a baseball field for the good of his family and commun...

How data science can help save the world

Christine Deakers | Posted 05.30.2016 | World
Christine Deakers

When the Indonesian government threatened to remove democratic local elections, 118,000 citizens signed a petition to preserve their right to vote.

Google Should Not Be Allowed to Secretly Collect Private Medical Data

Edward Frenkel | Posted 05.20.2016 | Technology
Edward Frenkel

We cannot pass over in silence the secret agreement made in September 2015, giving Google's subsidiary DeepMind access to confidential medical records of 1.6 million Britons.

It's About Time: An Interview with Comedian Gary Gulman

Phil Simon | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts
Phil Simon

I'm of the belief that there's always a downside to technology. Take the Internet, for instance. Sure, it's extremely democratic. It has allowed just...