Publications

“Financial Services Disruption: Gradually And Then Suddenly” – Forbes

10/11/17 – by Randy Bean – Ernest Hemingway was known for his stories about a lost generation, bullfighting, and big game hunting, but one does not generally associate Hemingway with ideas of … Read More »

“A ‘Gathering Of Data Scientists’ Extends Its Influence” – Forbes

9/22/17 – by Randy Bean – Ben Lorica is a data scientist, a person who analyzes data to gain insights.  Once known as quants, data analysts, actuaries, or any other number of unsexy terms, the … Read More »

“Mastercard’s Big Data For Good Initiative: Data Philanthropy On The Front Lines” – Forbes

8/9/17 – by Randy Bean – Much has been written about big data initiatives and the efforts of market leaders to derive critical business insights faster. Less has been written about initiatives by … Read More »

“How Machine Learning Is Helping Morgan Stanley Better Understand Client Needs” – Harvard Business Review

8/3/17 – by Thomas H. Davenport and Randy Bean – Systems that provide automated investment advice from financial firms have been referred to as robo-advisers. While no one in the industry is … Read More »

“Interesting Times: Business Change In An Era Of Tech Disruption” – Forbes

7/11/17 – by Randy Bean – When reflecting on epochs in world history, historians often make reference to an ancient Chinese curse – “May you live in interesting times!” Today, we live in a time … Read More »

“How AI And Machine Learning Are Helping Drive The GE Digital Transformation” – Forbes

6/9/17 – by Randy Bean and Thomas H. Davenport – General Electric (GE) was co-founded in 1897 by Thomas Edison. Today, 120 years later, GE is the single company with the longest continual presence … Read More »

“Delivering Business Value with Big Data” – Corinium

5/31/17 – by Randy Bean – A strong plurality of corporate executives (48.4%) are for the first time reporting that their investments in Big Data are yielding measurable business results, according to … Read More »

“Managing Data as a Corporate Asset: Data Virtualization” – Dataversity

5/31/17 – by Andrew Sohn and Avi Kalderon There’s a lot of talk in the data community that data needs to be managed as a corporate asset and treated like other assets in a corporation’s portfolio.  … Read More »

“How Big Data Is Empowering AI and Machine Learning at Scale” – MIT Sloan Review

5/8/17 – by Randy Bean – Big Data is moving to a new stage of maturity — one that promises even greater business impact and industry disruption over the course of the coming decade. As Big Data … Read More »

“How Companies Say They’re Using Big Data” – Harvard Business Review

4/30/17 – by Randy Bean – Are companies seeing any value to their investments in “big data”? I’ve been surveying executives of Fortune 1000 companies about their data investments since 2012, … Read More »

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