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Gabriel Marcan
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The Data Economy of the Future
Data handling today is fundamentally flawed. Information is traded as a commodity and not as an asset which belongs to its owner. This leads to a basic erosion of its value and to the ability to handle data effectively. How is data value being eroded today?...

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Data Mirages
There are all kinds of illusions in the world. Those that are orchestrated by humans (magic) and those enforced by the laws of nature (mirages). These both hold a common theme of creating a perception that something we think is true - is in fact false. This...

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The Minister for Information Affairs
Governments have wisely coined the term "minister of communication". Whether or not the mandate covers all aspects related to information management - is a separate issue, which relates to politics, semantics and priorities. None the less, in my opinion, wi...

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Lost Precision in Dataminea
Things are looking good, they say... Our data is getting more structured, and data mining has become a standard working tool in the business toolbox. We can analyse our customers, their behavior, the markets in which we operate and our own supply-chain envi...

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Good Design or Fast Results? The Truth? Learn to Manage Expectations
I write about data management, but this topic is deliberately none data specific. It actually applies to many aspects of one's work and life - but since I am a data geek - the content and examples will focus on data. You can extrapolate and draw behavioral ...

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The data ocean
Are we ever going to get tired of comparing data to water? We heard of trickling data, data waterfalls, now people are talking about data lakes and guess what – I am going to talk about a data ocean. Yes, I am referring to the notion of the largest bodies o...

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The Internet of things? No, of Attention
The technology is here. It has been here for a while. Ever since the first microchip was built - you could, in principle, buy the right components and "smart up" your life. But we never really went that extra mile. Why? because it was not practical, economi...

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YOUR data is NOT being investigated
Depending on your perspective, you might be happy or unhappy to hear this, but the reality is that no one besides yourself really cares or understands what information you own, or need to have in order to reach your goals. In essence it is as personal as yo...

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Data Diet
I was contemplating on the title for this thought and initially got concerned with the notion that a diet often refers to reducing or eliminating type of food from ones regular consumption. However, what seems to be a more popular definition for this term i...
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