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The Data Evolution — Part IV

Let’s Sprint the ‘Last Mile’ of Data Evolution to Empower Firms, Schools, Public Health, and More Every morning we are challenged to think about data when we open our news feeds: From a panel investigating disinformation, to commentary on the sins and virtues of...

The Data Evolution — Part III

The Conundrum of Data (and data.world) — a Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma To bend Winston Churchill's famous description of Russia, data is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. On one hand, data’s function is as apparent and concrete as...

The Data Evolution — Part II

How the Brains and Nervous Systems of Data Ignite Corporate and Collaborative Cognition Just as I began to write this essay, eyewear startup Warby Parker effectively made the point of my last post on data’s new “Cambrian age” — The company generated $6.7 billion in...

The Data Evolution — Part I

Dawn in the Anthropocene — The Evolution of Data  We are currently witnessing the earliest days of humanity’s next chapter. Our society is evolving into a data-driven civilization, its contours just now emerging.  Understanding the significance of this point in...

5 Questions with Kirk Borne

We all want to get more value from our data, right? So should we wrangle it, prep it, classify it, mine it, or model it? Then once we’ve got our data squared away, should we do prescriptive or predictive analytics? And does that require real-time or just-in-time data? If we had a nickel for every buzzword we hear, we could afford far better podcasting equipment.

5 Questions with Denise Gosnell

This week, Juan and Tim are joined by Denise Gosnell, CDO of Datastax, to talk about the business of open source and how community-centric data applications are reshaping the enterprise.

5 Questions with Emil Eifrem

Catalog and Cocktails hosts, Juan Sequeda and Tim Gasper sat down with CEO of Neo4j, Emil Eifrem, to cover the evolution of the data landscape so far, and to speculate where it’s heading.

5 Questions with DJ Patil

The episode touched on a variety of topics including the U.S. pandemic response, using data to sow mistrust, and the ethical use of data. The following five questions are excerpted from the podcast. You can check out the entire recording here:

Last-mile governance: the key to unlocking data democratization

Connecting data to the people who need it is a lot like shipping, hooking up fiber internet or running a marathon – the last mile is always the hardest. Some data catalogs do solid work pounding the data-governance pavement for the first 25 miles of the race, but when...