Big Data Analytics in Smart Cities: You Can’t Have One Without the Other

Who else loves to see data science applied in the real world? I know I sure do… And seeing that was one of the coolest things I got to experience this week here at World Cities Expo Istanbul (a smart cities conference). What I’m referring to here is big data analytics in smart cities. Big Data […]

Ignore These Two Paths to Cloud Failure at Your Own Risk

Congratulations! Your awesome startup is up and running; you’ve leveraged a ton of open source software and tools, leveraged some great SaaS products, deployed to the cloud and you’re scaling effortlessly with increasing demand. So what could go wrong? Many things, as it turns out, but two stand out: availability and security. Failure to manage […]

Smart Cities: Smart Real Estate Strategies

With real estate prices peaking in the cycle, investors must look to the long term for outperformance. Understanding the evolution of global cities provides the best framework for alpha-generating real estate strategies in the current economic climate. We have discussed the opportunities created by smart technology such as blockchain before, but it is worth discussing […]

Data – the fuel for the 21st century

Data analytics, today’s hot topic, first surfaced as a discipline in 1962. The need was identified, but the technology wasn’t ready yet. Fast forward to today and the Harvard Business Review calls data scientist “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” According to IDC research, worldwide financial services alone spent $114 Billion on Mobility, Cloud and Big […]