We often hear that data is the fuel of modern business, but we think that food provides an even better analogy. When we go to fill our car up at the pumps, very few of us prefer a particular brand– we just want a full tank. But when it comes to what we eat, it’s not enough to have a full belly; we need the right sort of food that is both nourishing and tastes good.
By Nick Goode, EVP Product, Sage.
People have been talking about the connected car for years, but the reality is far from the hype. McKinsey & Company estimate that the broader car data-enabled services market could become a $450 - $750 billion market by 2030, representing a dramatic proliferation of new features and services which are relatively nascent today. To get there requires OEMs to think about the opportunity with a fresh perspective, starting with debunking four common vehicle connectivity myths that plague the market.
By Bill Leisenring, CTO Aptiv Connected Services.
When it comes to user data, the rich keep getting richer. The undisputed leader in consumer data, Facebook, had well over two billion monthly active users in 2018, while the West’s leading e-commerce site Amazon boasted 2.6 billion visitors in March alone.
By Eric Shrock, CTO, Delphix.
The expression “dare to know,” or in Latin “sapere aude,” was the motto of the age of enlightenment. In today’s climate of echo chambers, conspiracy theories, and misinformation, this 18th century idea that pursuing knowledge takes courage has never seemed more relevant. Every day we see more examples of how reluctance to accept and act on facts is harming people’s health, livelihoods, and society.
By Doug Bordonaro, Field CTO, ThoughtSpot.
Organisations are driven by big data today – be that personal data, web data or transactional data. Combined, big data provides companies with the information needed to make informed decisions, such as staying on top of trends, targeting customers effectively, providing solutions to problems or analysing insights. So, when data is breached or hacked, it causes major problems both at an operational and at a financial level – and, in fact, if it is not addressed quickly and competently, has the potential to seriously impact a business.
By Frederik Schouboe, CEO, Keepit Group.
Protecting sensitive data is a major concern for most organizations. As part of business as usual, businesses routinely collect, process, store, and transmit data about their customers. Some of this data is necessary for the organization’s core business, while other data may be part of the organization’s profit model (i.e. collecting and selling data for targeted advertising). By Patrick Vernon, technology writer.
Data may be expanding exponentially, but this expansion in itself is not the be-all and end-all. Data is very important, but only because it enables organisations to learn more about their customers and offer them a better service. Therefore – and this is crucial – data allows organisations to make much better decisions. But can the data platform companies are currently using facilitate the right decisions? A recent discussion opened my eyes to some real issues about data use and where some of the challenges lie. Here are my top six takeaways from the discussion.
By Ilanite Keijsers, GTM Lead for global campaigns at SAS.
The internet of things (IoT) is finally providing the logistics and transportation industry with a comprehensive solution for managing goods at every step along its logistics networks. Representing the latest in IoT technology, smart logistics solutions have the power to transform the modern supply chain as we know it. With the global supply chain and logistics market rapidly growing and set to exceed $15 trillion by 2024, the industry can now visualise and manage critical goods from anywhere, at any time, on a global scale.
By Laetitia Jay, CMO at Sigfox.
Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia Partners Limited, outlines the company’s unique approach to Value Added Distribution as it focuses on both consolidating and expanding its highly successful cybersecurity solutions portfolio, and its key vendor and Channel partner relationships.
Matt Howard, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Virtru, provides some great insights into the Trusted Data Format (TDF) and explains why the time is right to launch the OpenTDF Project – giving the developer community the opportunity to address the many security complexities of the digital data ecosystem.
Aoife Foley, IEEE Senior Member and Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, provides valuable insight into a whole range of technology, social and political challenges and opportunities which are shaping the quest for Net Zero.
Charles Hunsucker, General Manager Americas and Data Centers at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, explains how its entire range of mission critical diesel generators is now compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – the latest development in the company’s sustainability focus.