Smart Leadership Principles for Smarter Security

As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Kevin Kerr oversees security for some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers as well as the technology used by more than 2,600 scientists and engineers. His mission: Protect the flow of ideas and dataRead more

How are analytics bringing financial institutions closer to customers?

If customer centricity is the question, analytics is the answer for financial institutions. The financial services industry has entered a new era. Financial institutions (FIs) are transforming from a simple, transaction-focused banking model to an advanced, data-based approach. Why? They’re eager to improve sales, do more focused marketing through multiple channels and strengthen customer engagement. Changing customer preferences and rising demand for transparency in charges has also become a major challenge. In short, FIs need to become more customer-centric. AndRead more

The Data Diaries video series: Take one

I’ve always been a people-watcher. As a little girl, I would sit at the edge of the playroom only mildly impressed by the toys splayed across the floor, but fully engrossed by the adults in the next room who offered me a glimpse into my future. Now, I people-watch on the subway, in parks, at the mall. People are fascinating. Read more

Can big data save the earth for our children?

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” – Einstein Although I don’t subscribe to theories of past lives, I suppose if it were possible, I may have been a tree-hugging hippie or Native American herbalist or wildlife caller. I have, in fact, hugged trees, and feel such a deep connection to earth and nature that it came as no surprise that Earth Day was designated on my birthday (April 22), and the International Day of Forests wasRead more