Author Archives: susanetlinger

About susanetlinger

Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group

New Research: What Do We Do with All This Big Data?

In September, I had the opportunity to speak at TED@IBM in San Francisco about the implications of a data-rich world, and what we can do, as businesspeople, citizens, and consumers, to use it to our best advantage. Since then, I’ve … Continue reading

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Digital Ethics: New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

In my last post, I discussed some themes for 2015, one of which was an imperative for us as an industry to get serious about digital ethics. The year was filled with stories–some surprising, some alarming, some downright nuts–about the downstream … Continue reading

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2015: The Year of Data Strategy

I’m not generally a fan of annual predictions; they always remind me of a carnival in which you’re encouraged to “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”; you almost never win the giant teddy bear. So I apologize … Continue reading

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TED Talk: What do we do with all this big data?

On September 23, 2014, I had the honor of presenting a talk on Big Data at TED@IBM at the SFJazz Center in San Francisco, California alongside an amazing group of people, including Altimeter’s own Charlene Li. It was an incredible day; … Continue reading

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Data Everywhere: Lessons from Big Data in the TV Industry

During the past several years, the television industry has changed dramatically, spurred by device proliferation, changing distribution methods, and the increasing popularity of social media. Today, TV is everywhere. It’s on your phone, your tablet, your gaming console and someday will be … Continue reading

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Facebook’s “Emotional Contagion” Experiment: Was it Ethical?

Update, June 29: Co-author Adam D. I. Kramer posts a response here. By now, you’ve probably heard that data scientists at Facebook recently published a study in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science revealing that, in their words, “emotional states can … Continue reading

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