Publications

“Looking Beyond Big Data in 2015” – Wall Street Journal

12/5/14 – by Randy Bean – This is generally the time when we take stock of the past 12 months and look ahead to the year in front of us. In this context, I was having lunch with an esteemed colleague … Read More »

“Companies Bet Big on Big Data, Despite Doubts” – Wall Street Journal

11/4/14 – by Randy Bean – Big companies are betting big on Big Data. That is the main takeaway from NewVantage Partners 3rd annual Big Data Executive Survey, conducted last month. The survey was … Read More »

“How Business Culture Defines Data Success” – Wall Street Journal

10/7/14 – by Randy Bean – Few business executives would dispute the notion that having good data is a key competitive advantage and a critical component to business success. Yet, these same … Read More »

“The Legacy of Big Data” – Wall Street Journal

9/9/14 – by Randy Bean – A few years ago, I was invited to attend a one-day Big Data Conference held at Stanford University under the sponsorship of Accel Partners. This event represented a … Read More »

“Politics and Dirty Data” – Wall Street Journal

8/12/14 – by Randy Bean – A highly esteemed long-time colleague of mine tells the story of his coming out of MIT after completing a PhD program in computer science in the early 1990’s. Dr. … Read More »

“The Culture of Data” – Wall Street Journal

7/22/14 – by Randy Bean – We live in a time when data is ascendant. It wasn’t always this way though. Before there was a Google Inc., before terms like Big Data came into vogue, and before jobs like … Read More »

“A Tale of Two Banks: Gold Rush to Digital Revolution” – Wall Street Journal

7/10/14 – by Randy Bean – Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co., two banking giants with roots on the West Coast, both recognize data and analytics as core to their expansion and growth and … Read More »

“Big Data Fatigue” – MIT Sloan Management Review

6/23/14 – by Randy Bean – It may be everywhere now, but big data matters more than ever. I was having lunch recently with the editor of a leading business publication, when I was asked, “Don’t you … Read More »

“Health Care Plays Catch-up with Big Data” – Wall Street Journal

6/17/14 – by Randy Bean – My wife has spent her entire career in Health care management and when she talks about it, my brain tends to go numb. When I speak about Big Data and analytics my wife tells her … Read More »

“Big Data and the Visionary Power of Change” – Wall Street Journal

5/20/14 – by Randy Bean – Percy Bysshe Shelley, the 19th century English romantic poet, is best known for his poem Ozymandias: “And on the pedestal these words … Read More »

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