Creating a Valuable Platform

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Sangeet Choudary is the Founder and CEO of Platform Thinking Labs, best known for his work on platform business models and multi-sided network effects. He is also the co-chair of the MIT Platform Strategy Group at MIT Media Labs, Boston, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD Business School, a Global Fellow at the Centre for Global Enterprisein New York, […]

Becoming an “as-it-happens” business

data flow

Steve Wooledge, VP Marketing at MapR Technologies, highlights the shift to realtime analytics and the value of a data-centric approach to deliver “as-it-happens” results. Is your business an “as-it-happens” business or an “after-it-happens” business? If you are only using big data to build models for optimizing processes every so often, then yours is an “after-it-happens” […]

Personal Data is You

Personal Data

“Personal data isn’t property. It’s people. It’s as much a part of you as your eye color, the way your heart calms when you see beauty, and your world view. It may not be inside your skin but that doesn’t make it any less you. It’s you. It is you moving through time and space. […]

The Personal Data Economy

Your Data for Sale

    Anya Skatova is a research fellow at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Hub, based at the University of Nottingham and funded through RCUK’s Digital Economy theme. In her research, Anya asked a group of participants to think about different types of data, including physical location GPS, electricity bills, broadband usage, mobile phone bills, […]

Creating Value from Information Assets

To Facebook, you’re worth about $81. Your friendships are worth $0.62 per connection. Each “Like” or post is worth about $.03. When added up, information generated from your (and all other Facebook users’)  friendships, likes, posts and pages accounted for $68B in Facebook’s planned IPO. From the WSJ post on how Facebook creates and values […]

Datarati are skilled in Data Analytics + Design

[ I believe ] that a new era is dawning for what you might call the datarati—and it's all about harnessing supply and demand.  "What's ubiquitous and cheap?" Varian asks. "Data." And what is scarce? The analytic ability to utilize that data. Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google , Wired – May 2009 "Designers versed […]