Visual data is far easier to understand and analyze than the same information in written format. Using a variety of examples that range from maps and charts to the effects of gravity on the Earth and comparisons of carbon dioxide output by country, David Holoboff gives a quick presentation about the benefits of visual data in all sectors of modern and future life.
This audio interview from the Environmental Defense Fund's Future of Green Calls covers complex interactions of the philanthropy sector, socially conscientious nonprofit organizations, and for-profit businesses with FSG Co-Founder Mark Kramer. Kramer outlines how corporate social responsibility (CSR) acts as a lever to minimize environmental harms done by daily business activities. Also covered are how natural resources are consumed by industries and a discussion about sustainability practices.
Not all data is useful, and not all presentations of even the useful data are good. John Rauser shows how to best utilize monitoring software to personalize the data gathered about customers, to highlight problems in a website, and to effectively troubleshoot. Using real world examples of unsatisfying data presentations to demonstrate the usefulness of relevant data collection, he talks about time, latency, and how to interpret your data.
Andreessen Horowitz's Ben Horowitz discusses trends and possible future investments, beginning with an overview of past paradigm shifts in the world of technology. Although Horowitz cautions that the possibilities in the future are hard to guess beyond broad categories and general trends in the market and computer usage, he gives several examples of profound shifts in technologies, businesses, and overall trends.
According to Steve Yegge, Google is trying to change the world, but the problem is scale. The problems are also every social, technological, and mathematical problem imaginable. Yegge advocates for the focus on not only social media and money, but solutions to human genome coding and any issue of scale. Interweaving an analysis of popularized media and companies with philanthropic goals, he gives a rousing and humorous call to action.
During the dot com bubble of the 1990s European bankers went to telecom company CEOs and said you can be as sexy as the American dot coms. This is the basis of what went wrong for the telecom industry according to James Enck. He observes that this panel discussion has a wide range of speakers and backgrounds but there are commonalities he guides the panel to discuss with the 2008 financial meltdown in hindsight.
Just picture trying to write a best-selling book if you had no marketing, no talent, and weren't a celebrity. Keeping in mind these challenges, author Kathy Sierra presents her formula for creating a highly desirable book for modern readers. Using personal examples, she explains her process for writing, but with a slightly different focus. Sierra explains how to shift the focus of publishing and in the process challenges everyone to consider their audience more completely.
A fascinating look into the future of big data. As parallel computing enables massive scaling & instant availability, the need for cloud computing is mandatory. During this keynote, Marten Mickos predicts that in several years there will be a trillion devices connected to the Internet. We are rapidly reaching a point that the only way to deal with this level of scaling will be through cloud computing.
Dr. Moira Gunn learns the secrets behind the art of anticipation from author, Kevin Maney from his new book, The Two-Second Advantage: How We Succeed by Anticipating the Future -- Just Enough.
Agilent's lead technologist offers predictions for 3GPP LTE cellular technology. LTE (Long Term Evolution) is not a done deal, he explains, because its performance advantage is not yet proven. It has to be economically viable. The future of wireless is bright, but it has to be based on low-cost, low complexity technology. In the end, Rumney says, watch out for WiFi, because it is delivering where cellular isn't.