Category: Big Data

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 ...

“Ignorance can be dangerous, but so can omniscience” (The future of marketing)

Check out Evgeny Mozorov’s new book: “to save everything click here”

Video: The Internet of Things Business Index by The Economist Intelligence Unit – YouTube

via The Internet of Things Business Index by The Economist Intelligence Unit – YouTube. Nice summary

Videos, comments on Information that moves with you (new Google Moto360 watch): Big Data + NUI + LBS + AI

Read Android Wear: Information that moves with you – YouTube. Very interesting videos, indeed. All looks very useful and seriously convenient for consumers, but imagine if smart and always-on devices like this become as common as car navigation, or indeed as mobile phones. Indispensable, addictive, self-learning (eventually)-  they will indeed become an ...

Tim Berners-Lee suggests digital magma carta (and once again fuels my own thinking;)

I just ran across this really important contribution by Tim Berners-Lee today. I penned a very much related piece for  TheGuardian blog in October last year: “Why advertisers should back a global Digital Bill of Rights” and it fits hand in glove with Tim’s brilliant as usual comments in TheGuardian today, ...

The Future of The Professions and Professional Services (my presentation at the Managing Partners Forum in London today)

Here are the slides from talk and presentation at the Managing Partners Forum in London, today. We will have a video available soon, as well, I believe. MPF London Future of Professional Services Gerd Leonhard Futurist Speaker-web  13MB PDF High res version via dropbox 30MB PDF   High res version via Owncloud (same) Some ...

Has Privacy Become a Luxury Good? Via» by Julia Angwin

Great piece and must-read! In our data-saturated economy, privacy is becoming a luxury good. After all, as the saying goes, if you aren’t paying for the product, you are the product. And currently, we aren’t paying for very much of our technology. Not long ago, we would have bought services as ...

Big data, big business, big brother (my new guest post on

Read this piece on  Download PDF: Big data, big business, Big Brother? –  Spanish version (via CNN) ” (CNN) — Let me start on a humorous note that surfaced on Facebook recently: “Big Data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks ...

How Tech Is Creating Data “Cravability” To Make Us Digitally Obese (my guest post on Fast Co-Exist)

This just went online, here. Please add some fuel to this debate by spreading the word and commenting there. Thanks!    Download the PDF: How Tech Is Creating Data Cravability To Make Us Digitally Obese | Co.Exist  “Obesity and dramatic overweight are a huge global problem, costing an estimated $450 billion per ...

Social – Local – Mobile (SoLoMo): empowerment or enslavement?

Nice infographic via mashable The tug of war between between empowered and being enslaved, between convenience and surveillance, between algorithms and humarithms will be a major theme in 2014


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