Data gets cool in Davos

The New York Times reports that data is the sexy theme of this years Davos World Economic Forum.  The World Economic Forum has also released a report called Big Data, Big Impact, about how big data can affect international development.

Money quote:  “Big data represents one of these seismic economic shifts that happens every 10 years,” said Zach Bogue, co-founder of a stealth data investment fund called Data Collective.  “In some sense, this data has always existed, but until now the bandwidth, storage capability and computing power haven’t existed to harness it.”

Posted on January 26, 2012 in Data Analysis

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