Friday, October 5, 2012

Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity

This morning Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon programme on National Radio featured an interview with New Zealand-born physicist Sean Gourley. A significant part of the interview concerned his work on Big Data and his start-up Quid. I was at a conference a few weeks ago and Big Data was very much the main buzz word. McKinsey and Company recently published a report called Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity. So if you're unsure what Big Data is and how it may effect you or how you can use it McKinsey's report is available in .pdf, .mobi and .epub formats.
   You can listen to the radio interview below, or visit Radio New Zealand's website for audio formats. Thanks to my colleague Mark Wilson for bringing this to my attention.