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November 14, 2006
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Extreme Data: Rethinking the "I" in IT

It is remarkable how far we have come with digital information. Sensors can report the realtime status of an engine in the bowels of a ship so that costly emergency shut-downs can be avoided. Data from your car can report your actual driving behavior and (hopefully) lower your insurance rates.

From your home PC you can access air quality and other EPA ratings for your town, or take an aerial "fly over" of your neighborhood or just about anywhere in the world. Location-based cell phone blogging is taking hold.

You can even use your cell phone to check in for an airplane flight or, in the future, to take the place of a train ticket.

An information explosion is underway, giving rise to an era of extreme data and dramatic new applications. Extreme data is new types of data, generated by new devices, and being used in new ways - enabling new business processes, interpersonal connections, and knowledge for organizations and individuals. This session will explore four areas of extreme data: data everywhere, time and place, social connections and meaning.

Paul Gustafson is an accomplished technologist and proven leader in emerging technologies, applied research and strategy. As director of the LEF Technology Programs, Paul brings vision and leadership to a portfolio of programs and directs the technology research agenda. Astute at recognizing technology trends, how they inter-relate, and their implications for business, Paul brings his insights to bear on client strategy, CSC research, leadership development and innovation strategy. He has published numerous papers and articles on strategic technology issues and speaks to executive audiences frequently on these topics.

 

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