Big Data may be a dying buzzword, but the act of collecting and analyzing data to create new value and insights is here to stay. As data analysis practices get more sophisticated and companies are collecting, even more, data about their customers, business leaders, and decision makers calling the shots on how a company uses that data must start to weigh the moral and ethical implications associated with all that is collected and acted upon. Now is the time to define words, risks, and standards for which practices are serving the consumer and which are plain creepy. So how can leaders re-evaluate their company transparency and values as it pertains to Big Data? What universal principles can we set in stone to make data collection a morally sound endeavor?
Frank Buytendijk, Author, Research VP, Gartner
With over 20 years of dedicated experience, Frank has worked as a software implementation consultant, project manager, management consultant, strategist and business executive and industry analyst. Currently, Frank is a Research Vice Presid... More View all posts
With over 20 years of dedicated experience, Frank has worked as a software implementation consultant, project manager, management consultant, strategist and business executive and industry analyst. Currently, Frank is a Research Vice President at Gartner, in the area of Information Management, Frank's second run at Gartner. Before, he was a Gartner analyst covering business intelligence and performance management. In between, Frank had various roles in the software industry. He was chief marketing officer at Be Informed, a business process platform software vendor. At Hyperion, in his role as Vice President Corporate Strategy, Frank helped position Hyperion as a thought leader in the market. After Hyperion was acquired by Oracle, as a Vice President and Fellow Frank was responsible for a large part of the Hyperion Global Business Unit, redefining the company’s value proposition for performance management, and later he founded and ran the company’s global thought leadership program. Frank's professional background in strategy, performance management and organizational behavior gives him a strong perspective across many domains in business and IT. He is an exceptional speaker at conferences all over the world, and was recently called an “intellectual provocateur” and “having an unusual warm tone of voice.” More down to earth, his daughter once described it as “my daddy sits in airplanes, stands on stages, and tells jokes.” Frank is the author of five books, including "Performance Leadership" (McGraw-Hill, 2008), "Dealing with Dilemmas" (Wiley, 2010) and "Socrates Reloaded" (Beingfrank, 2012). One of the case studies from his book “Dealing with Dilemmas” is also available as a Harvard Business Review case study. Frank is also a visiting fellow at Cranfield University School of Management, a regular guest lecturer at London School of Economics, and a TDWI Fellow "Emeritus". Less View all posts
Kord Davis, Author, Co-Founder, Design+Strategy Forum
Kord Davis is a strategist and facilitator who helps organizations at the intersection of people and data. He is author of Ethics of Big Data (O'Reilly Media, 2012) exploring a framework for making decisions about data based on individual a... More View all posts
Kord Davis is a strategist and facilitator who helps organizations at the intersection of people and data. He is author of Ethics of Big Data (O'Reilly Media, 2012) exploring a framework for making decisions about data based on individual and organizational values. He is a strong advocate of collaborative design and visual thinking tools. Co-founder of Design+Strategy forum and a frequent speaker, workshop designer and facilitator, and consultant on data ethics topics. A 20-year veteran of technology and business strategy and analysis. His work has been published on Forbes.com, MIT Sloan Management Review, Computer World, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies journal, and by the Peter Drucker Institute. He is a former Principal Consultant with Cap Gemini and holds a BA in philosophy from Reed College. Less View all posts