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This Too Shall Pass Change is Not Only Necessary, It’s Inevitable

January 24, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, Editors' Pick, Internet of Things, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak   If one word was used to describe the year we have just lived through my choice would be “change”. For most businesses, change is both inevitable and unnerving. Change is a New Normal, and our notions of reliability, predictability and poll-ability are coming to an end.   According to legend, an …

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The Impact of Blockchain on the Energy Sector – Expectations from German Energy Executives

December 1, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Christoph Burger, Andreas Kuhlmann, Philipp Richard & Jens Weinmann How do energy executives see the potential of the Blockchain? Is it just hype, or does it have real potential to disrupt the functioning of the industry? The German Energy Agency dena

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

The Building Blocks of Digital Transformation: Intelligence, Integration and Impact

September 23, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, TransformationComments (3)

By David Dubois Leading an organisation’s digital transformation simultaneously entails driving change within three key pillars of one’s business: intelligence (competitive insights); integration (organisational structure and capabilities); and impact

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,

The Digital Transformation Journey: Four Steps to Success

July 25, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, Internet of ThingsComments (1)

By Carlos Cordón and Teresa Ferreiro Traditional businesses know that if they want to survive the digital revolution, they need to make changes, but where should they start? Companies need to formulate new questions and test different options until they find

The Real Reason the NSA Wants Your Data: Predictive Law Enforcement

July 24, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, Social MediaComments (1)

By Eric Siegel The NSA can leverage bulk data collection with predictive analytics to target law enforcement activities. But this little-known capability both intensifies and redefines the debate over how much data governments should be collecting. You might

Social Media and the Business of Trust

July 12, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, Editors' Pick, Social MediaComments (0)

By Wilfried Vanhonacker How far is too far in gleaning user data and handing this over to advertisers, even though the aim is to continue to provide a valuable but free user experience? You might also like: At Your Service: Management with HEART The

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: This Too Shall

Where do you Begin with your (Big) Data Initiative?

May 24, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Big Data & Analytics, Business ProcessComments (1)

By Joe Peppard While “Big data” has garnered a lot of attention over the last number of years, many managers struggle in deciding where to begin. They can often be mistakenly seduced by technology companies with the promise of an IT solution to the (big)