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A Matter of Life and Data

Carter Hewgley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Carter Hewgley

I don't pretend to speak for the unconscionable number killed at the wrong end of a firearm. From Baton Rouge to Chicago, Dallas, Ferguson, Orlando, S...

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...

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?

Bernie Sanders Is Never Going to Roll Over

Taylor Gipple | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

The recent happenings at the Nevada State Democratic Convention have made abundantly clear that a significant portion of Bernie Sanders followers will never fall in line and support Clinton if she's the Democratic nominee.

Data Analytics and the Liberal Arts

Adam Weinberg | Posted 04.20.2016 | College
Adam Weinberg

The world is awash in data, creating new opportunities in fields such as product development, marketing, and public health, as well as scientific rese...

To Combat Human Trafficking, Hope Isn't a Strategy

Greg Iaquinto | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
Greg Iaquinto

Supply chains need a modern approach to eliminating modern slavery Stories like Vannak Prum's are all too common. He left his home in Cambodia...

Don't Give Up on Bernie Sanders Yet

Taylor Gipple | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

Don't think for a second that there isn't still a warm, glowing light at the end of a dark tunnel that is the election process. And that light is shining brighter than ever for Bernie Sanders.

Startup Insider: How a Collaboration Between Dreamit Health and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Led to Haystack Informatics

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Are Big Data Career Paths Attracting More Women to Tech?

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 02.17.2016 | Technology
Rachel Wolfson

The famous German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, once said: "That which does not kill us, makes us stronger." While this quote holds an enormous am...

Going Against the Flow: Armen Berjikly, CEO of Kanjoya

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.14.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Armen founded Kanjoya in 2007 and serves as the company's CEO. Their workplace intelligence platform is used by leading enterprises such as Cisco, Mic...

The Internet and Bernie Sanders: A Love Story

Taylor Gipple | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

There hasn't ever been a presidential candidate who has leveraged the Internet better than Bernie Sanders. It was just a matter of time before a candidate jumped into the interwebs with both feet, but the odd part was it was a 74-year-old grandpa.

Nate Silver Could Be Dead Wrong About Bernie Sanders

Taylor Gipple | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

if Sanders actually does win Iowa and New Hampshire, the rest of Silver's state forecasts will change, which could result in his new model making Hillary Clinton the underdog.

The Road to the Super Bowl -- It's all About Stats and Performance

Tom Lounibos | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology
Tom Lounibos

On the surface this might seem like an unusual combination, but I see many similarities between athletics and maximizing digital performance. Football, baseball, e-commerce and media companies are all driven by statistics, using data to rate skills and drive competitive advantage.

How Important Big and Small Data Will Be in 2016

Beverly Macy | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Beverly Macy

Big Data is everywhere and demand for big data expertise across a range of industries will continue to see significant growth in 2016. That's because companies are realizing that capturing and analyzing data about consumers, buyers, suppliers and partners actually works to make the company smarter internally and increase the bottom line.

Creating Breakthrough Innovations Through Design With Big and Small Data Analysis

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

For decades, Business Intelligence (BI) and, more recently, Big Data Analytics (BDA) has been successfully applied to create incremental innovations.

Talking Analytics with Frank Armour of American University's Kogod School of Business

Phil Simon | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

As I wrote in Too Big to Ignore, the era of Big Data and analytics is here. To this end, many colleges and universities are getting with the times.

Sports: Where Big Data Finally Makes Sense

Dave Ryan | Posted 11.13.2015 | Technology
Dave Ryan

Big data is a notoriously difficult concept for the masses to wrap their heads around. It's a term that triggers a roll of the eyes by all but the most technologically inclined, but its impact on society is being felt more with each passing day. If you know where to look, that is.

Using Data to Ditch the Blame Game

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

A lot of companies are embracing big data, but calculations mean nothing if you can't implement them.

In The Land of Fairy Tales and Unicorns, Big Data Stands Tall

Yee Lee | Posted 10.29.2015 | Technology
Yee Lee

Where else but Silicon Valley do "Unicorns" munch lazily among Redwood cities, venture capitalists spout fountains gold promising everlasting returns, and entrepreneurial princes try their hand at pulling cash from stone.

This Is Why You're Failing at Big Data

Annie Pettit | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science
Annie Pettit

Big data is rife with missing data. It's incomplete data, and it's complicated data. It needs specialized analytical tools and specialized analysts. But those problems are also not the reason we're failing when it comes to big data.

Big Data Conversations: Don't Get Caught

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

How can you effectively engage with your customers who operate at warp speed? We live in a world of right now, and the demand for instant results is seeping into every corner of our lives. Instant gratification is no longer a desire--it is an expectation.

Why Your Company Needs Data Analytics

Daniel Burrus | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

With exponentially increasing amounts of data accumulating in real-time, there's no reason why you cannot turn data into a competitive advantage.

Approximating the Truth

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

Living in the information age is amazing. The difficulty is that we can't always know what actually counts as information.

Building a Case for the Data-Driven Publisher

Joshua Macht | Posted 09.10.2015 | Media
Joshua Macht

Back during the earliest days of the web, it seemed as if publishers would be able to transform their businesses using the magic of cookies. But the gold proved elusive. All these years later, we are beginning to see results that are finally impacting editorial programming.

How to Be a Data Scientist

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 08.13.2015 | Technology
Apryl DeLancey

For my entire career I just thought that I was a statistician that was really good at finding the deep insights from data and who could write a bit of code in a few languages. Then, a few months ago I started taking some workshops at one of the hot new "trade schools" that teach code, analytics, marketing, UX and more.