Category Archives: Interviews

The CDO Interview: Digital Transformation at CVS Health

CVS Health has recently opened a new Digital Innovation Lab in Boston. Enabling digital access to healthcare and related services anytime and anywhere is a key component in the company’s transformation into a multi-faceted healthcare provider. CVS also announced plans to expand its … Continue reading

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The Web at 25: Tim Berners-Lee on the Web of Data

In 2009, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Web, Jason Rubin and I talked to Tim Berners-Lee about his invention and its future, the Semantic Web, which he described as “the Web of data.” Twenty years on, … Continue reading

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SiSense: Scaling Users, Not Data

In a new Saturday Night Live sketch, “Secretary Sebelius” explains that HealthCare.gov is so slow because it was designed to handle only six users at a time. We’ve become accustomed to everything online slowing down with additional users, but SiSense last week announced the … Continue reading

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SAS CTO on Big Data and Big Compute

“One of my biggest challenges,” Keith Collins told me recently, “is helping SAS understand how to communicate to IT organizations. We present workloads which look odd and different. IT does not know how to have an SLA (Service Level Agreement) around them.  … Continue reading

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Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, authors of the just-published Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think,  reacted sharply when I asked them if they are cheerleaders for big data, as one reviewer implied. ”We … Continue reading

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The Data Science Interview: Mingsheng Hong, Hadapt

Data scientists are data junkies—when they see a new data set they are just naturally excited and can’t wait to explore. Mingsheng Hong is Chief Data Scientist at Hadapt, a Boston-based startup that offers an analytical platform that integrates structured and unstructured … Continue reading

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The Big Data Interview: Sanjay Mirchandani, CIO, EMC

If data sits on a desk somewhere and is not being used, it’s an opportunity wasted Sanjay Mirchandani believes IT has to take the lead in adding value to the business in the form of big data “addictive analytics.” Mirchandani … Continue reading

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