Every morning, New York City police officers receive insights from computers, directing them to areas where crime is likely to occur. If that sounds similar to the 2002 sci-fi movie Minority Report, it’s because it is quite similar. While the NYPD may not use futuristic “precogs” to target specific individuals before they commit a crime,

How does the latest “Star Wars” movie parallel with the data industry? Both have a force that awakens. However, while Rey, the tough scavenger in “Star Wars” (played well by Daisy Ridley), saw her force come to life in less then 30min, the data industry has been waiting for ‘that’ to happen, for half a

September 20, 2015The New Facebook Likes

Social Media really becomes more and more like a survey tool. You can now express different types of “likes”…. Thumb up or not? It’s your choice! “Not every moment is a good moment” said “Zuck”. That new stickers open up a lot of new abilities to survey or analyze peoples posts. But as always… more options makes

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How do you create amazing new data driven products! By studying deep, deeper and the deepest machine learning algorithms? Nope – by enabling business folks to talk and think data . Recently I had the opportunity to test this theory. I taught a course for MBA students at Cornell University’s Johnson Business School and Cornell

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How do you create amazing new data driven products! By studying deep, deeper and the deepest machine learning algorithms? Nope – by enabling business folks to talk and think data. I recently had the opportunity to test this theory. I taught a course about Data Science for MBA students at Cornell University’s Johnson School and Cornell

Why LinkedIn Is As Important As The Capital Market

Recently, my favorite INSEAD Professor, Kevin Kaiser, came over to LinkedIn with a group of executives from around the world. We chatted about value creation in Silicon Valley. Like no other part of the world, Silicon Valley has seen stunning success, with a positive reinforcing cycle of startup success and funding opportunities (see the Startup Genome

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