1 October, 2014
Big Data Is Good: A CEO’s Analysis
I believe that big data is good. Good for our economy; good for people and good for society. I know this defies the newspaper headlines and I am not diminishing some real concerns out there. However, the good that data is doing now – and the promise it holds for the future – is remarkable.
At the world-renowned Johns Hopkins University hospital in Baltimore physicians are perfecting cancer treatments using successful plans of past patients. In Kansas City researchers are maximizing the productivity of their lands by studying detailed soil data. And in Indiana the state government is analyzing population data to prioritize funding for the most effective programs, including those that reduce infant mortality rates.