We are living in the midst of a data revolution: more about our lives is recorded digitally, and hence available for analysis, than ever before - from transactional data, to social network data, to text, sound and image data.
This analysis can help us learn faster, predict better and build new products and services completely based on data (for example, search and recommendation engines, or matchmaking platforms).
Read on for our selection of publications, presentations, videos and blogs that explore how data is being used to change the face of innovation.
Nesta (November 2012), Rise of the Datavores
Nesta (March 2014), Inside the Datavores
Nesta (July 2014), Model Workers: How leading companies are recruiting and managing data talent
McKinsey Global Institute (May 2011), Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity
Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson (October 2012), Big Data: The Management Revolution, Harvard Business Review
Christopher Mims (May 2013), Most data isn’t “big”, and businesses are wasting money pretending it is, Quartz
Cathy O’Neil & Rachel Schutt (October 2013), Doing Data Science
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger & Kenneth Cukier (2013) Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think, John Murray
Big Data for Social Innovation article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review