McKinsey: Big data one of top five catalysts for US economy growth

McKinsey Global Institute published a report that identifies the top 5 catalysts of growth for the US economy: The US economy is struggling to find a new formula for vigorous growth. But all growth opportunities are not created equal. New … Read more →

Evolution of big data at CERN – a short overview by Dr. Tim Smith

There is a mind-boggling amount of data floating around our society. Physicists at CERN have been pondering how to store and share their ever more massive data for decades – stimulating globalization of the internet along the way, whilst ‘solving’ … Read more →

Radio Interview at Pittsburgh Technology Council

During my visit to Pittsburgh at the Accion Labs head office, I was interviewed at Pittsburgh Technology Council by host Jonathan Kersting. Jonathan runs a regular show titled Tech Vibe Radio, and has had a string of interesting episodes. I was honored to … Read more →

Big data bringing Asimov’s Psychohistory from fiction to reality

Isaac Asimov, my favorite science fiction writer and thinker introduced a concept called Psychohistory in his famous “Foundation” novel series. Psychohistory is the science of predicting the behavior of large groups of people using a statistical model of the psychology … Read more →

Big Data application in the Dairy Industry

Data-driven predictions are responsible for a massive transformation of America’s dairy cows. While other industries are just catching on to this whole “big data” thing, the animal sciences — and dairy breeding in particular — have been using large amounts of data since long before VanRaden was calculating the outsized genetic impact of the most sought-after bulls with a pencil and paper in the 1980s. Read more →