Open Humans Network is launching soon. Led by Jason Bobe and Madeleine Ball of PersonalGenomes.org, OHN attempts to break down health data silos through an online portal that will connect participants willing to share data about themselves publicly with researchers who are interested in using that public data and contributing their analyses and insight to it. The portal will … [Read more...] about Open Humans Network
"Simply hiring expensive data scientists isn’t enough. To create real business value with data scientists, top management must learn how to manage them effectively." In September 2014, Jeanne G. Harris (coauthor of Analytics at Work, Harvard Business Press, 2010) and Vijay Mehrotra (Professor of Business Analytics and Information Systems at the University of San Francisco) … [Read more...] about Getting Value From Your Data Scientists
MIT Technology Review recently published a paper on an emerging discipline called "Human-Data Interaction (HDI). A nascent field of study, this paper can provide individuals and organizations a solid introductory framework to motivate discussion and action around the relationship between people and data. Summarizing the full paper, MIT comments: "The rapidly evolving … [Read more...] about The Emerging Science of Human-Data Interaction (HDI)
Our world is awash in data and information about it. And the impact to our individual lives is increasing every day. Data breaches impact our financial security, personal privacy, and reputations, innovations in data services are being developed continuously, and our laws, culture, and social interactions are being drastically impacted as a result. People + Data Digest … [Read more...] about Announcing People + Data Digest !
Cloud computing and data center infrastructure providers are realizing more and more what Dion Hinchcliffe pointed out to me months ago during an interview for Ethics of Big Data. Namely that the physical manifestation and configuration of their architecture can be viewed as a direct, real-world expression of their organizational values. What does this mean for primarily … [Read more...] about Ethics and Values in Cloud Computing Architecture