Category: Big Data

Did You Know You Had Diabetes? It’s All Over the Internet (interesting read via Bloomberg)

This is a good read on a topic I have been looking at very closely – which personal information can be used online for what purpose, by whom, and when – and what are the unintended consequences of exponential technologies that make everything so much more efficient, transparent and omniscient? The ...

Slides from my keynotes at CA Technology Expo in Sydney, and IT Leaders events in Brisbane, Canberra, Perth: the future of business and technology. New: VIDEO from Sydney

I’m currently on tour in Australia doing several events with CA technologies (Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra *tomorrow, and Perth). We are getting a lot of requests for the slides I presented in Sydney, so… here they are! Thanks to CA technologies for bringing me down-under again; I always enjoy coming to Australia. Dropbox 7.5 MB ...

Spot-on: Switzerland – From Banking Paradise To Data Safe Zone (via NPR)

Be sure read this, Swiss friends:  Switzerland: From Banking Paradise To Data Safe Zone : NPR. Stash gold in a Swiss bank? It’s old hat. Try something really valuable: data…Data storage is booming in Switzerland. Attracted by the country’s political neutrality and ironclad privacy laws, a growing number of people and ...

▶ Big Data and Weather Predictions: interesting video via Intel

via ▶ Big Data and Weather Predictions: Don’t Get Caught in the Rain – YouTube. Interesting stats here but kinda full of the usual ‘big data hype’ as well:)  And why would ‘getting caught out in the rain’ be a bad thing, by definition?  

Interview on Big Data: blessing and curse (Migros-Magazin Switzerland, in German)

Big Data – Fluch und Segen zugleich. Computer sind heute in der Lage, riesige Datenmengen auszuwerten. So lassen sich Vorhersagen treffen und Verbrechen, Krankheiten oder den Verkehrsfluss prognostizieren. Ist das gut oder böse? Der Eidgenössische Datenschutzbeauftragte Hanspeter Thür und Zukunftsforscher Gerd Leonhard antworten… Was passiert, wenn wir nicht aufpassen? GL: «Im schlimmsten Fall ...

Interesting Chart: NSA Monitoring Practices Face Stiff Opposition | Statista

• Chart: NSA Monitoring Practices Face Stiff Opposition | Statista. This is an interesting chart provided by Statista  – 3x as many people think this is OK in the US vs Germany. But even in the US, only 37% agree. It seems to me we have a bunch of really different world-views ...

Knowledge Doubling Every 12 Months, Soon to be Every 12 Hours (some pretty amazing stats via IndustryTap)

Some pretty amazing stats here (even though this is from 2013:) Buckminster Fuller created the “Knowledge Doubling Curve”; he noticed that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II knowledge was doubling every 25 years. Today things are not as simple as different types ...

TheFutureShow episode #4 is now available: the coming automation of everything

The 4th episode of my new web-TV series ‘The Future Show (TFS) with Gerd Leonhard’ was just released, on the juicy topic of ‘the automation of everything’, see more details below. Overall, TFS is really picking up steam, with the first episode nearing 100.000 views and the others not trailing far ...

Rebooting Business: the slides from my presentation at Fort Collins Startup Week. New vimeo and youtube videos

More information on Fort Collins Startup Week. Download: Rebooting business Gerd Leonhard Futurist FCSW14 Public-web (7MB PDF)  or use the Owncloud version 7MB (same file) Dropbox high res version (30MB PDF) Update:  a nice review of my talk just went online at the Northern Colorado Business Report website: Tech Challenges creating Future Opportunities But it’s ...

Press release (in German): Swiss Data could be the next Swiss Banking

Just released / Gerade veröffentlicht (in German): „Swiss Data“ ersetzt das Bankgeheimnis Basel, 13. Mai 2014 – Der NSA-Skandal brachte es an den Tag: Unsere Daten sind nicht mehr sicher. Dasselbe gilt für unsere Bankdaten nach dem Tod des Bankgeheimnisses. Während die traditionellen Standortvorteile des Finanzplatzes Schweiz erodieren, sieht der Schweizer Futurist und Zukunftsberater ...

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