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MyData 2019: Mapping the Personal Information Economy Workshop

MyData 2019: Mapping the Personal Information Economy Workshop

I’m getting excited. I’ll be speaking at the MyData 2019 Conference in two sessions: A two-part workshop on mapping the personal information economy ecosystem, and then will be on a panel titled Finding Fractals in our Data. Abstract: Mapping the Personal Information Economy Industry Mapping S1: Foundation Setting Mapping The Personal Information Economy Session 1—A Group Effort […]

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My Data 2019: Finding Fractals in our Data

My Data 2019: Finding Fractals in our Data

I’m getting excited. I’ll be speaking at the MyData 2019 Conference in two sessions: A two-part workshop on mapping the personal information economy ecosystem, and then will be on a panel titled Finding Fractals in our Data. Finding Fractal in our Data Abstract Our world continues to become increasingly digitized and there is no sign […]

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CNBC Interview with Roger McNamee: Consumers are getting a terrible deal in exchange for their personal data

CNBC Interview with Roger McNamee: Consumers are getting a terrible deal in exchange for their personal data

CNBC, on June 3, 2019, interviewed Roger McNamee, co-founder of Elevation Partners and early Facebook investor, on the topic of antitrust and personal information (CNBC, Adami & McNamee, 2019). According to McNamee antitrust views are changing. He notes that historically antitrust regulation was thought not to apply to Internet companies since the services they offered to […]

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A Year of GDPR: Looking Back & To The Future

A Year of GDPR: Looking Back & To The Future

This article was published by American Marketer (free) and Luxury Daily (paywall) on May 29, 2019. A year ago Saturday, May 25, marks the one-year anniversary of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), a tsunami that washed on to the world’s shores.  Even though the GDPRGeneral Data Protection Regulation. waters have yet to settle, it […]

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Looking back on a year of GDPR – Summary

Looking back on a year of GDPR – Summary

The following GDPR insights from Michael Becker, along with those from eleven other industry leaders, were reproduced by the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (2019) in “Industry views: GDPR one year on” on May 23, 2019. It has been a year since the GDPR tsunami washed on to the world’s shores. And, even though the GDPR waters […]

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Creating Value from Personal Data: How Body Temperature is Driving Targeted Advertising

Creating Value from Personal Data: How Body Temperature is Driving Targeted Advertising

Kinsa is the maker of smart thermometers.  The Kinsa Bluetooth enabled smart thermometers don’t just measure a person’s temperature they help people better understand and manage their health, as well as help enterprises and brands detect outbreaks, plan resources, avoid product stockout, and market to customers. According to Kinsa’s web site(Kinsa Insights, n.d.), with data generated […]

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Failed Scoring: Facial Recognition, Potential for False Positives, & Importance of Design

Failed Scoring: Facial Recognition, Potential for False Positives, & Importance of Design

Last week I wrote a piece on the practice of derived inference, aka scoring; that is, the practice of using computer algorithms to infer insight from data. A key undercurrent of this piece was the issue of false positives. False positives occur when a derived result is presumed to be accurate, aka positive, but it […]

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An Interview with Sarah Ramirez: Facebook introduces new capabilities for businesses, influencers

An Interview with Sarah Ramirez: Facebook introduces new capabilities for businesses, influencers

Sarah Ramirez at Luxury Daily reached out and asked me some questions about Facebooks’ recent announcements, Which new feature (Instagram Checkout for creators, WhatsApp Business, other, etc.) do you think is most significant for brands? Why is it important for Facebook to emphasize privacy? How can luxury brands take advantage of new features? You can […]

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What’s your data worth? Coffee & Croissant? How about a Job?

What’s your data worth? Coffee & Croissant? How about a Job?

The article was published on American Marketer on May 14, 2019. Launched in 2013 Shiru Cafe has created a new way to connect students and prospective employers. Cash Not Accepted Here; Turning Data Into Currency At Shiru Cafe students get their coffee and beverages, study space, career information, and a place to hold meetups and […]

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“We Are The Future” – A Video To Prepare You for Your Future

“We Are The Future” – A Video To Prepare You for Your Future

I absolutely love this video! Back on Feb 7, 2011, the team at PHD released “We Are The Future” as a promotional video to stimulate discussion within the marketing industry. I’ve been referencing it for years in my classes. It is as relevant today as it was back then, more so in fact. The video […]

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