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Big Data Value initiative from the EU - asking for input on focus

My Digital Footprint - Tue, 2014-04-15 07:23

Share your views - Public Consultation on the Big Data Value Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda now open!
The European Technology Platform for Software and Services NESSI, together with partners from the FP7 project Big, have drafted a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) on Big Data Value. The objective of the SRIA is to describe the main research challenges and needs for advancing Big Data Value in Europe in the next 5 to 10 years. The SRIA will be an important channel for providing input to the European Big Data Value Partnership that aims to establish a Public Private Partnership on Big Data Value.
The goal of the Big Data Value contractual Public Private partnership (cPPP) is to increase the amount of productive European economic activities and the number of European jobs that depend on the availability of high quality data assets and the technologies needed to derive value from them. This survey is open to all and will be accessible until 5 May 2014. It will take around 15 minutes to fill in the questionnaire. Access the consultation here.

- See more at: http://www.bigdatavalue.eu/
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Why do consumers only care about identifiers?

My Digital Footprint - Thu, 2014-04-10 11:28

 

I posted this yesterday, and been thinking in this world of digital identity, why do consumers only really care about identifies rather than other aspects of identity. By identifies I mean ….

 

Unique identifies [health number, social security number, NI, bank account number, driver licence number, passport number, phone number, IMEI number, SIM number etc etc (Kaliya describes this as an end point)] – people are worried about this mostly for unique identity fraud purposes but mix what is possible with what is sensational. If unique…. far easier to detect fraud.

 

Context identifies  [name, address, date of birth, home town, post code, aliments, age, likes, friends, employment, number plate]  these are semi unique, confusion is possible with a small number of data points. Consumers worry about this data set but you cannot be uniquely identified by only your name – there are a few exceptions I know, but the worry is because it is what the can see and touch.   Several point mean I can uniquely identify you and fraud is easy.

 

Generic Identifies [blood group, eye colour, nationality, demographics, social status, income, car – make/colour/model, hair colour]  These are generic descriptors  and no matter how many you have you will always be one of a group rather and not unique ( if it is unique to you then it is a unique identifier) .  However we are more worried about this group than unique and it is neither good for fraud or security.

 

Are we strange or do we only worry as we are told to worry?

 

 

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Why do consumers only care about identifiers?

My Digital Footprint - Thu, 2014-04-10 11:28
Tony Fish @My Digital Footprint

I posted this yesterday, and been thinking in this world of digital identity, why do consumers only really care about identifies rather than other aspects of identity. By identifies I mean ….
Unique identifies [health number, social security number, NI, bank account number, driver licence number, passport number, phone number, IMEI number, SIM number etc etc (Kaliya describes this as an end point)] – people are worried about this mostly for unique identity fraud purposes but mix what is possible with what is sensational. If unique…. far easier to detect fraud.
Context identifies  [name, address, date of birth, home town, post code, aliments, age, likes, friends, employment, number plate]  these are semi unique, confusion is possible with a small number of data points. Consumers worry about this data set but you cannot be uniquely identified by only your name – there are a few exceptions I know, but the worry is because it is what the can see and touch.   Several points added together mean I can uniquely identify you and fraud is easy.
Generic Identifies [blood group, eye colour, nationality, demographics, social status, income, car – make/colour/model, hair colour]  These are generic descriptors  and no matter how many you have you will always be one of a group rather and not unique ( if it is unique to you then it is a unique identifier) .  However we are more worried about this group than unique and it is neither good for fraud or security.
Are we strange or do we only worry as we are told to worry?

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A Visualization of Everything Gmail Knows About You and Your Friends

My Digital Footprint - Thu, 2014-04-10 11:03

 

When Google hands over e-mail records to the government, it includes basic envelope information, or metadata, that reveals the names and e-mail addresses of senders and recipients in your account. The FEDS can then mine that information for patterns that might be useful in a law-enforcement investigation.

 

What kind of relationships do they see in an average account? Researchers at MIT Media Lab, have developed a tool called Immersion that taps into your Gmail and displays the results as an interactive graphic.

 

 

 

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A Visualization of Everything Gmail Knows About You and Your Friends

My Digital Footprint - Thu, 2014-04-10 11:03

 

When Google hands over e-mail records to the government, it includes basic envelope information, or metadata, that reveals the names and e-mail addresses of senders and recipients in your account. The FEDS can then mine that information for patterns that might be useful in a law-enforcement investigation.

 

What kind of relationships do they see in an average account? Researchers at MIT Media Lab, have developed a tool called Immersion that taps into your Gmail and displays the results as an interactive graphic.

 

 

 

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Mindsets which can destroy the value of data!

My Digital Footprint - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:42
Tony Fish @My Digital Footprint

I have been working with several teams on data driven innovations and failing to create the value expected. Listed below are some mindsets which I have come across that appear to create hurdles to the data opportunity. The theme underlying these views, I believe, is the same as the old philosophy argument on behaviour and judgement which is “are you Fact or Opinion biased?” 
Personally I am defiantly and firmly in the “tell me your opinion.” The Internet has allowed the world to find, no matter what the opinion, some data to support it.  As I can/will always find facts to back any story, I want to know what you’re thinking, why you hold that view and what drives you. Why do I think this; because strategy and innovation is a judgement on outcomes and not a science.  I find it interesting that many are trying to prove me right or wrong with their data, rather than accepting that my opinion is mine and it is neither right or wrong but based on the evidence, insight and experience I have to date. I have no issue with U turns. My desire is however that we accept difference, share openly and seek truth. Truth being, in this case, what the facts are and not what you want the facts to be.
Yes this is all based on opinion and not strong factual evidence, I see the irony so come whip me!

Pre-determined Consultancy 101. Tell the client what they have already decided. Senior management appear to want this outcome, therefore we provide it if we believe it or not. I am doing my job I am not here to care or add value.  It is the danger of senior management not accepting that their opinions can be wrong (if and when they share them) or misguided which becomes a culture of re-enforcement (do the same) and not one of seeking “truth.” 
Decisions based on people like me Three steps: 1.  you believe you have an affinity with a market, 2. you assume everyone is like you and will like what you like, and, 3 you can pursued others that 1 and 2 are true and should ignore any other evidence and therefore fill decisions making forum will others who are like you/ agree with you.


Bias for intuition and ignore the data.  This is where the individual overwhelmingly trusts in experience over any other pragmatic insight from analysis; holding on to what works rather than what could be.  Having said this I have been shocked that intuition sees patterns that the algorithm could not.  It is about the balance of intuition and fact not the absence of either.

A desire to prove beyond all reasonable doubtBusiness decisions, strategy, change and innovation are an art, it is about balancing judgement and some cannot deal with uncertainty, risk or being wrong.  Being right is the most important thing as this is about personal reputation, the delay is  someone else’s problem. Being so close that you cannot see the system
QualitySimilar to a desire to prove beyond doubt are data quality sceptics. Two camps. 1. The data is not good enough as the outcome is not what I want  2. The data, even though there is only one bit of data (and it is mine,) is of such high quality you should ignore everything else.  

Knowledge is power and power is mine. Holding back data, information or insight and then using this to prove your intuition was right.  Politics and politicians – statistics and lies.  Statistics are no substitute for judgement. Remove these people before they destroy you.







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Mindsets which can destroy the value of data!

My Digital Footprint - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:42
Tony Fish

I have been working with several teams on data driven innovations and failing to create the value expected. Listed below are some mindsets which I have come across that appear to create hurdles to the data opportunity. The theme underlying these views, I believe, is the same as the old philosophy argument on behaviour and judgement which is “are you Fact or Opinion biased?” 
Personally I am defiantly and firmly in the “tell me your opinion.” The Internet has allowed the world to find, no matter what the opinion, some data to support it.  As I can/will always find facts to back any story, I want to know what you’re thinking, why you hold that view and what drives you. Why do I think this; because strategy and innovation is a judgement on outcomes and not a science.  I find it interesting that many are trying to prove me right or wrong with their data, rather than accepting that my opinion is mine and it is neither right or wrong but based on the evidence, insight and experience I have to date. I have no issue with U turns. My desire is however that we accept difference, share openly and seek truth. Truth being, in this case, what the facts are and not what you want the facts to be.
Yes this is all based on opinion and not strong factual evidence, I see the irony so come whip me!

Pre-determined Consultancy 101. Tell the client what they have already decided. Senior management appear to want this outcome, therefore we provide it if we believe it or not. I am doing my job I am not here to care or add value.  It is the danger of senior management not accepting that their opinions can be wrong (if and when they share them) or misguided which becomes a culture of re-enforcement (do the same) and not one of seeking “truth.” 
Decisions based on people like me Three steps: 1.  you believe you have an affinity with a market, 2. you assume everyone is like you and will like what you like, and, 3 you can pursued others that 1 and 2 are true and should ignore any other evidence and therefore fill decisions making forum will others who are like you/ agree with you.


Bias for intuition and ignore the data.  This is where the individual overwhelmingly trusts in experience over any other pragmatic insight from analysis; holding on to what works rather than what could be.  Having said this I have been shocked that intuition sees patterns that the algorithm could not.  It is about the balance of intuition and fact not the absence of either.

A desire to prove beyond all reasonable doubtBusiness decisions, strategy, change and innovation are an art, it is about balancing judgement and some cannot deal with uncertainty, risk or being wrong.  Being right is the most important thing as this is about personal reputation, the delay is  someone else’s problem. Being so close that you cannot see the system
QualitySimilar to a desire to prove beyond doubt are data quality sceptics. Two camps. 1. The data is not good enough as the outcome is not what I want  2. The data, even though there is only one bit of data (and it is mine,) is of such high quality you should ignore everything else.  

Knowledge is power and power is mine. Holding back data, information or insight and then using this to prove your intuition was right.  Politics and politicians – statistics and lies.  Statistics are no substitute for judgement. Remove these people before they destroy you.







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Core Concepts in Identity via @identitywoman

My Digital Footprint - Wed, 2014-04-09 16:18
Tony Fish

Source: http://www.identitywoman.net/core-concepts-in-identity
Worth reading as provides a lexicon …. and this is my visual interruption
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Core Concepts in Identity via @identitywoman

My Digital Footprint - Wed, 2014-04-09 16:18
Tony Fish @My Digital Footprint

Source: http://www.identitywoman.net/core-concepts-in-identity
Worth reading as provides a lexicon …. and this is my visual interruption
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Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online from @pewresearch

My Digital Footprint - Wed, 2014-04-09 10:45
Source: Pew Research : Download
Most (US) internet users would like to be anonymous online at least occasionally, but many think it is not possible to be completely anonymous online. New findings in a national survey show:
<·         86% of internet users have taken steps online to remove or mask their digital footprints—ranging from clearing cookies to encrypting their email, from avoiding using their name to using virtual networks that mask their internet protocol (IP) address.<·         55% of internet users have taken steps to avoid observation by specific people, organizations, or the government
Love human behaviour, they think that by deleting what it says on their computer that the record has gone……
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How personality changes over time, which parts and how we can now measure it.

My Digital Footprint - Wed, 2014-04-09 09:56

Source : Andrew McAfee’s Blog Source2 : Personality, Gender, and Age in the Language of Social Media: The Open-Vocabulary Approach
They analysed 700 million words, phrases, and topic instances collected from the Facebook messages of 75,000 volunteers, who also took standard personality tests, and found striking variations in language with personality, gender, and age. In our open-vocabulary technique, the data itself drives a comprehensive exploration of language that distinguishes people, finding connections that are not captured with traditional closed-vocabulary word-category analyses. Our analyses shed new light on psychosocial processes yielding results that are face valid (e.g., subjects living in high elevations talk about the mountains), tie in with other research (e.g., neurotic people disproportionately use the phrase ‘sick of’ and the word ‘depressed’), suggest new hypotheses (e.g., an active life implies emotional stability), and give detailed insights (males use the possessive ‘my’ when mentioning their ‘wife’ or ‘girlfriend’ more often than females use ‘my’ with ‘husband’ or 'boyfriend’). To date, this represents the largest study, by an order of magnitude, of language and personality.
Why is this important :  once we took a guess about changes in personality over time – we can now, like most of life, measure it, test it and scale it…… there is no-where to hide if you leave any form of data anywhere at any time!




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How Investors See the Big Data Market and Its Investment Opportunities

My Digital Footprint - Wed, 2014-04-09 09:32


Jake Flomenber talks about how he views the larger big data market. Jake works with the Accel’s big data fund, which recently opened their second $ 100 million fund, so he knows what he is talking about. He talks with Stefan Groschupf, the chief executive of Datameer, another well-funded Big Data startup with almost $ 37 million in funding.
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social physics

My Digital Footprint - Wed, 2014-04-09 09:28

 

Source: http://socialphysics.media.mit.edu/

 

This is a book and data set – really worth ready… however the open data is here http://realitycommons.media.mit.edu/ - this is worth looking at.

 

How can we create organizations and governments that are cooperative, productive, and creative? These are the questions of social physics, and they are especially important right now, because of global competition, environmental challenges, and government failure.

The engine that drives social physics is big data: the newly ubiquitous digital data that is becoming available about all aspects of human life. By using these data to build a predictive, computational theory of human behavior we can hope to engineer better social systems.

 

 

 

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Digital Life in 2025 @pewresearch

My Digital Footprint - Wed, 2014-04-09 09:09

 

Pew Research Internet Project has released (March 2014) a report on Digital Life in 2025 based on expert interviews.

 

The report marks the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee who released the code for his system, for free, to the world on Christmas Day in 1990.  The Web became a major layer of the Internet. Indeed, for many, it became synonymous with the Internet, even though that is not technically the case.

 

This report looks at the present and the past of the Internet, marking its strikingly fast adoption and assessing its impact on American users’ lives. This report is part of an effort by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project in association with Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center to look at the future of the Internet, the Web, and other digital activities. This is the first of eight reports based on a canvassing of hundreds of experts about the future of such things as privacy, cybersecurity, the “Internet of things,” and net neutrality. In this case we asked experts to make their own predictions about the state of digital life by the year 2025. We will also explore some of the economic change driven by the spectacular progress that made digital tools faster and cheaper. And we will report on whether Americans feel the explosion of digital information coursing through their lives has helped them be better informed and make better decisions.

 

I don’t disagree with any of it but for me these appear to miss the marco-economics of Policy, Banking, Funds, currency, citizenship, Jobs, employment and stuff that affects our daily lives.

 

 

More-hopeful theses

 

1) Information sharing over the Internet will be so effortlessly interwoven into daily life that it will become invisible, flowing like electricity, often through machine intermediaries.

 

2) The spread of the Internet will enhance global connectivity that fosters more planetary relationships and less ignorance.

 

3) The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and big data will make people more aware of their world and their own behavior.

 

4) Augmented reality and wearable devices will be implemented to monitor and give quick feedback on daily life, especially tied to personal health.

 

5) Political awareness and action will be facilitated and more peaceful change and public uprisings like the Arab Spring will emerge.

 

6) The spread of the ‘Ubernet’ will diminish the meaning of borders, and new ‘nations’ of those with shared interests may emerge and exist beyond the capacity of current nation-states to control.

 

7) The Internet will become ‘the Internets’ as access, systems, and principles are renegotiated.

 

8) An Internet-enabled revolution in education will spread more opportunities, with less money spent on real estate and teachers.

 

Less-hopeful theses

 

9) Dangerous divides between haves and have-nots may expand, resulting in resentment and possible violence.

 

10) Abuses and abusers will ‘evolve and scale.’ Human nature isn’t changing; there’s laziness, bullying, stalking, stupidity, pornography, dirty tricks, crime, and those who practice them have new capacity to make life miserable for others.

 

11) Pressured by these changes, governments and corporations will try to assert power — and at times succeed — as they invoke security and cultural norms.

 

12) People will continue — sometimes grudgingly — to make tradeoffs favoring convenience and perceived immediate gains over privacy; and privacy will be something only the upscale will enjoy.

 

13) Humans and their current organizations may not respond quickly enough to challenges presented by complex networks.

 

14) Most people are not yet noticing the profound changes today’s communications networks are already bringing about; these networks will be even more disruptive in the future.

 

Advice: Make good choices today

 

15) Foresight and accurate predictions can make a difference; ‘The best way to predict the future is to invent it.’

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Views from the front lines of the data-analytics revolution

My Digital Footprint - Wed, 2014-04-09 08:01

Source : http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/business_technology/views_from_the_front_lines_of_the_data_analytics_revolution
The link above is to a very good McKinsey article titled “Views from the front lines of the data-analytics revolution”
Key points for me
  1. 1.    Senior management don’t understand Data irrespective if it is big, small, open, flat, simple or complex
  2. 2.    Privacy is not the issue – control, controls, authority and rights are
  3. 3.   Talent is always a problem but it never seen as a strategic issue


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