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The Evolution of Demography

Shelly Palmer | Posted 02.07.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

The 2015 International CES is just around the corner. If you walk the show floors (there will be several this year) one of the first things you will n...

Data Innovation in Africa

Travis Korte | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Travis Korte

While many commentators have focused on data-driven innovation in the United States and Western Europe, developing regions, such as Africa, also offer important opportunities to use data to improve economic conditions and quality of life.

BUILDing Better, Healthier Communities

Brian Castrucci | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Brian Castrucci

Our consequences-based approach to health care will lead to a lifetime of medication, countless doctor visits, and the need for surgery and other costly interventions for those who are chronically ill.

A Lesson From GlenGarry Glen Ross: Always Be Engaging - How to Make Holiday Marketing Relevant

Puneet Mehta | Posted 12.01.2015 | Technology
Puneet Mehta

We are officially in the holiday season. A time that is full of merriment and cheer, but also a time when we can't do virtually anything online, watch any TV show or open our email (or mailbox) without seeing a promotion for holiday shopping.

On World AIDS Day, A New View Into HIV

Patrick Sullivan | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Patrick Sullivan

Today, on World AIDS Day, do your part by learning about how HIV impacts the world, the United States, and your community. Through innovation and education we can combat HIV and AIDS together.

Why the Intersection of Data and Cultural Intelligence Matters

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Lauren DeLisa

In an era ripe with trust deficit coupled with glorification of the self(ie), successful professionals must become better experts at deciphering trends in digital behavior, leveraging lifestyle, and linking into public sentiment in a more consistent and organic manner.

3 Steps to Re-imagining Everything: A Story About Ancient Wisdom + Data!

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

I love the meaning of things. The moment when the supernova cloud of confusion lifts to reveal a clear cohesive flow of 'aha' moments -- clarity of vision.

Genetic Big Data: What It Means

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

Researchers finished the first draft of the human genome in the year 2000. Although the decreasing cost of the technology has far outpaced Moore’s L...

The Technology, 'Big Data' That Already Surround Us Can Also Save, Improve Our Lives

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Innovations are part of a larger movement toward a culture of health, a day when ideal cardiovascular health is the norm. Yet the real answer is people -- helping them live longer and better. Life is why."

Big Data and Bigger Breaches With Alex Pentland of Monument Capital Group

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

He has spent a lot of time addressing the failings of big data systems and pushing for better infrastructure and security protocols across the board. He has even developed a consumer level data platform that mimics what the big guys should be doing.

Business Success Depends On Smart (Not Just Big) Data

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.11.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Companies are heavily investing in acquiring and developing talent, technology and business processes aimed at collecting and analyzing massive amount...

The Top U.S. Gathering of Cardiovascular Thought Convenes in Chicago This Weekend

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Nearly 25 years ago, a new cardiology fellow from Duke University thrust himself into his profession in a big way. He attended his first Scientific Se...

Welcome to the Age of Context-Driven Sales and Marketing

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

The next generation enterprise software for sales, services and marketing such as marketing automation or customer relationship management (CRM) solut...

'The Knowledge' - Man vs. Machine

David Sederholt | Posted 01.06.2015 | Small Business
David Sederholt

Fintech or human insight? The simple logic remains that people make the best decisions concerning people and the small businesses they run. We supercharge our data collection and availability, but in the end, it is still a human looking through that telescope of technology.

7 Ways Data Currently Being Collected About You Could Hurt Your Career or Personal Life

Frank Pasquale | Posted 01.06.2015 | World
Frank Pasquale

Databases may be defaming you without you even knowing it.

How To Use Big Data As A Force For Social Good

Kohl Crecelius | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Kohl Crecelius

There is some (justified) skepticism around non-profits because many can't demonstrate their impact. However, you can eliminate doubt by being powerfully transparent and using data to tell your story.

A Second Miracle on 34th Street? Amazon Gets Physical, Just For You

Robin Lewis | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Robin Lewis

Amazon's announcement of its first physical store opening on Manhattan's 34th Street is not a surprise to me, as it was predicted in the book I co-authored with Michael Dart, The New Rules of Retail--first published in 2010. The logic was the same then as it is now.

2 Ways Big Data Can Make You Happier

Alex Banayan | Posted 01.03.2015 | Technology
Alex Banayan

As we offload our basic tasks to our digital assistants, freeing our crowded minds and letting us focus more on things we love--we will be led to a new era of insight, efficiency, and ultimately, happiness.

Using the Data Revolution for Mutual Accountability & Transparency in the Era of Sustainable Development

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Dr. Paul Zeitz

Recognizing that we as global citizens, are, at a critical inflection point in global sustainable development, in the design and implementation of data revolution 2.0, to ensure better data for better programming, delivery and mutual accountability.

Why Traditional Media Isn't Dying -- And Four Other Myths of the Digital Era Dispelled

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Here are five platitudes we marketers should remember that do not fit the facts.

Using Data To Reduce The Health Divide Between Women And Men

Laura Rosella | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Laura Rosella

In many regions of the world, her female gender would be one of the most important determinants of her health and the health of her family.

Preventive Analytics and Child Protection

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

Sheffield's first reaction was "devastation, disappointment, depression, tragedy: any and everything that could be negative." Even if she didn't fully realize it as a pregnant teen in 2004, the prospects for her baby girl were less than optimal.

The Future of Information Is Here: The Internet of Things

Ivo Lukas | Posted 12.24.2014 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

In early September at the Supermobility/CTIA conferences, I moderated a discussion about the future for the Internet of Things (IoT). The women in tec...

When Education Data Speaks, Are We Really Listening?

Brad C. Phillips | Posted 12.23.2014 | College
Brad C. Phillips

You know how it is when you get the sense the person you're talking to is nodding their head appearing to listen, but is really just waiting to talk. Desperate to interject and say the right thing, they ... don't.

Prevention Is Key to Building Resilient Cities

Shalini Vajjhala | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Shalini Vajjhala

Though California was a model in building for earthquake preparedness, American cities are largely not prepared to take on other severe forms of weather. Focusing on prevention when building city infrastructure could save enormous sums of money, time and even lives the next time a devastating storm hits.