Big Data Quotes of the Week, December 22, 2012

ColinHill“With more information and today’s cutting-edge analytics, we can not only create personalized cancer treatments, but also accelerate innovation, make treatments safer, and cut costs to fashion a more efficient medical system”–Colin Hill, GNS Healthcare

“For some time, people have talked about ‘Big Data’ as if it is the be-all and end-all of business that will transform every industry. There is an element of truth to that thinking; however, the key is knowing what data is vital to the success of your business, and where to get it. Otherwise, the promise of demographics and other important marketing metrics will fall far short of being realized”–Will Mills, Shazam

“I think of that famous 1993 New Yorker cartoon by Peter Steiner: ‘On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.’ Now it’s more like, ‘On the Internet, everybody knows what brand of dog food you buy’”–Geoff Nunberg

“We rely on outside suppliers with the technological capability and analytical know-how to provide guidance in a short enough time frame to act in a meaningful way. We all keep outsourcers in business, but are we giving up a critical, potential point of competitive advantage in the process?”–Denny Post, Red Robin

“Healthcare is transitioning from analog to digital”–John Dineen, GE Healthcare