KEYNOTE: Big Data and the Future of Business Strategy
We used to build IT systems with a primary purpose in mind: accounting software did bookkeeping; medical-device software controlled equipment. It was about taking activities that existed in an analog or mechanical form, and replicating them in a digital setting. But today this is just the foundation: the real action is in designing systems that also collect data on operations and user interactions to learn -- and to unleash new forms of economic value. As software systems manage more aspects of everyday life, the role of big data and artificial intelligence will be crucial. In a fun, engaging talk filled with real-life examples, Kenneth Cukier, the data editor of The Economist and coauthor of the book "Big Data," explains how IT and corporate leaders can reimagine their business through the clever collection and use of data.
Data Editor, The Economist.
Co-author, Big Data.
Kenneth Cukier is the Data Editor of The Economist and co-author of “Big Data: A Revolution That Transforms How We Live, Work and Think,”
a NYT Bestseller translated into over 20 languages.
Kenn has covered business and technology for two decades from over 30 countries on four continents., He was previously the technology editor of The Wall Street Journal Asia in Hong Kong and a regular commentator on CNBC Asia. In 2002-04 he was a research fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government looking at technology and public policy. He is a frequent commentator in the media, notably BBC and NPR.
Kenn was a member of the World Economic Forum's council on data-driven development. He serves on the board of directors of International Bridges to Justice, a Geneva-based NGO fostering legal rights in developing countries. He is currently writing a new book on artificial intelligence and business strategy.
Speaker: Kenneth Cukier, Author, The Economist
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - From 9:00 to 12:00