How changing healthcare pathways upend operating models, culture and information exchange

By Gurdip Singh Globally, healthcare is undergoing a fundamental, multi-factorial change that is shaking up traditional operating models, culture and behavior across the health continuum. From developed markets to developing markets, the patient has become more complex. There’s a rise in chronic, life-threatening conditions, as well as more awareness of conditions not previously widely known, […]

Getting the analytics right for GDPR compliance – and beyond

The challenges of complying with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are clear: Every organization serving customers in the EU — including organizations outside the EU that offer goods or services to individuals within it — will need to comply with new data privacy rules by May 2018. The clock is ticking, […]

The power of storytelling in enterprise IT

Power of Stories

For those road warriors who spend most of their time presenting in front of large groups around the world, the power of the words “let me tell you a story” are very well known. In my experience, however, there’s a subtle, but important difference between telling a story and storytelling. So before I go too […]

El aeropuerto del futuro y la importancia de la analítica

¿Cómo deben transformarse las operaciones de las empresas más tradicionales para competir, en esta era digital, con las empresas de nuevo cuño? Esta es la gran pregunta que afrontan los aeropuertos hoy en día. Para encontrar respuesta, vale la pena fijarse en Amazon, como caso de éxito. Claro, Amazon comenzó vendiendo libros, pero con el […]

How big is a gigabyte (GB)?: Putting units of data into tangible scale

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Data permeates our lives. And, while data is measurable, it is also abstract, making it difficult for people to grasp its size or scale. This video shows data units re-imagined as more tangible objects, so we can more easily comprehend their scale. Logan Wilt is a data scientist for DXC. She is interested in practical […]

Data lakes, hubs and warehouses — when to use what

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Often in any “technical” field (and I use that term very loosely), it can be quite hard to differentiate between the facts and the fiction — the latter normally created either by over-zealous product marketing or an over-increasing circle of folklore. One particular area that has a lot of attention is the whole big data […]

Is technology making the government more efficient?

Economic theory tells us that technology makes us more efficient and everyone becomes better off. It’s a win-win! Which begs the obvious question: How are we going to measure it, and does this theory pan out? To answer these questions for the public sector space, I’ll start by looking at legislative measures. As the pace of the […]

Can artificial intelligence out-smart cities?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a natural fit for the smart cities movement. Just consider the billions of data points bouncing through a maze of intertwined city departments, magnified exponentially by all aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT). It could be argued that AI will eventually be the reason cities are truly smart. However, until then, […]

From lakes to watersheds: A better approach to data management

As a data scientist, I have a vested interest in how data is managed in systems. After all, better data management means I can bring more value to the table. But I’ve come to learn, it’s not how an individual system manages data but how well the enterprise, holistically, manages data that amplifies the value […]

¿Por qué Big Data tiene tanta relevancia hoy en día?

Aunque demos por asumidas muchas de las tecnologías que utilizamos en nuestro día a día, en esta era del  conocimiento, a veces, conviene dar un paso atrás y recordar que vivimos un período único de oportunidades. Como recuerda  un artículo reciente de la revista Forbes, en el año 2020, cada ser humano generará cerca de […]