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FED Up With Big Data Hype? How Central Banks Struggle with Digital Disruption

November 24, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak Since releasing his latest book, “Jerk: Twelve Steps to Rule the World,” Christopher Surdak has spoken with thousands of business and governmental leaders about Big Data, Analytics and Digital Transformation. With this experience, he tries to answer in this article, all the important questions revolving how central banks struggle

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Dubai: A City of Jerks

August 11, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, Surdak on TechnologyComments (1)

By Christopher Surdak Chris Surdak shares the lessons he has learnt from Dubai’s strategies to “Jerk” or disrupt the way that information is created, stored and utilised around the globe, and to do so in a way that simultaneously emphasises speed,

Captain Dunsail to the Rescue! As Technology Advances We May Finally Be Forced to Deal with Our Biggest Business Challenge: Us

July 1, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things, Surdak on TechnologyComments (3)

By Christopher Surdak Christopher Surdak argues that in order for businesses to earn the highest returns on information technology, they must focus their investments on where technology is needed most: understanding humans. You might also like: How to Stand

Hey, You, Get Off of My Cloud What Stones Can Teach Us about Technology Innovation

March 25, 2016 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, Emerging Ideas, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In their 1960’s hit song, “Get Off of My Cloud,” Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones lament about others around them ruining their otherwise perfect sense of reality. Many of today’s business leaders are dealing with the same

The Rationality of Risk, Part 3: Rollercoasters, Burning Ships and the Hero’s Journey

January 20, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In part three of the series on The Rationality of Risk, Chris Surdak gives some guidance on making friends with risk. Loss, failure and disappointment are a fundamental part of risk, and they are the part that most of us don’t

Creeping Towards Creepy: Companies Must Learn Constraint with Big Data, Before it’s Too Late

January 20, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Robert D. Owen and Christopher W. Surdak Companies have invested billions just to utilise technology to analyse customer needs and wants with maximum accuracy. Technology has been developed in such a manner that it can be already seen as creepy. In this

Christopher Surdak Keynote Address at Georgetown Law

January 20, 2016 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Videos, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

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The Rationality of Risk, Part 2: Avoiding Risk, Keeping Busy, and Resorting with Praetorians

November 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak, JD In part two of the series on the Rationality of Risk, Chris Surdak provides an overview of some of the avoidance techniques that business people use to try to generate business returns without accepting any risk.   You might also

The Rationality of Risk: Creating Real Value After a Legacy of Easy Money

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In order to get back on the path of value-creation and rational, sustainable economic growth, businesses must first tackle their tendency towards absolute risk avoidance and recognise that risk is, necessarily, part of the value

Selling Illusory Joy: Emotions, Big Data and the Coming Retail Renaissance

May 22, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Marketing & Consumers, Big Data & Analytics, Surdak on TechnologyComments (2)

By Christopher Surdak and Ed King Today the world is awash in massive amounts of context-rich data. Whether it’s GPS position information, social media posts, emails, digital audio or video, – even bio-sensor gathered data – customers are

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