Category Archives: Big Data

Industry 4.0: Shifting the Power of Technology Back to the Business

In some ways, the Second Industrial Revolution finished what the First started.  Powering machines with steam had been a massive step forward, but by the 1840s/50s the pace of innovation had slowed.  It wasn’t until the 1870s, when electricity was made broadly available and was combined with increased labor, natural resources and a network of […]

How To Actually Monetize Your Data

A few years ago, it seemed that every pitch – from early-stage VC decks to banker composed CIMs – ended with a proclamation that the firm’s core operations would generate a valuable data set that could be sold to others.  This was to be a soft of alchemical tailwind that made good business models great. […]