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Posts Tagged "Big Data"

No so densely overcrowded after all

All hail the statistics of the year

December 18, 2017

The Royal Statistical Society is a splendid, august body. Founded early in Queen Victoria’s reign, the original stated aim of the Society was set out by its founding fathers – “statists” as they called themselves; as members still call themselves…

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Measurement, shmeasurement

March 3, 2017

Twice during yesterday’s excellent PRmoment.com #PRanalytics conference, the verboten three-letter acronym AVE was used. On both occasions, there was a sharper intake of breath than when one speaker, during a panel session, spelled out the C-word. In full. AVE. Advertising Value…

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Why companies and brands should make a Small Data resolution for 2017

December 19, 2016

Data has the power to transform all kinds of organisations – public and private sector, B2B and B2C, global and local. Every customer action, engagement and transaction generates potentially instructive and directional data. Retailers, for example, can see where and…

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Flying Carpet Car

I’ve seen the future of learning – and I like it

November 22, 2016

Through persistence, making enquiries at the right time, and a healthy dose of good luck, I was privileged to attend last month’s RSA President’s Lecture. I was pleased to do so in this, the first year of my Fellowship of…

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Donald and Boris

Why yes/no questions can yield surprising answers

July 25, 2016

Was the Iraq war caused by the West’s desire to control access to Middle Eastern oil? Do you want this man or that woman as your leader for the next four to eight years? Should we stay or should we…

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Swatch 22

12 things we learned @APGLondon’s #StrategyVsRobots conference

May 25, 2016

Earlier today, the excellent Account Planning Group held its annual conference. Dubbed #StrategyVsRobots, the event brought together a typically eclectic blend and roast of some of the best thinkers around. Not just in marketing and planning and digital. But also…

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3 clues that Big Data might be Old News #SmallDataForum

May 18, 2016

I had the very great pleasure of co-hosting a roundtable on data and insight for LexisNexis yesterday with one of pioneers of podcasting and all things digital, Neville Hobson, @jangles, now an integral part of IBM’s social consulting team. Refreshingly…

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Swatch 08

Finding our inner why

August 3, 2015

Purpose is the new mission and vision, all rolled into one. Companies that can’t articulate what their higher purpose is – beyond the fiduciary duty they owe to their shareholders to turn a profit – are so last century. Simon…

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