Podcast: Reflections on blogging, big data and learning

A chat with the Big Fat Data team on the highlights and challenges of running a blog and collaborative learning.   Looking back and reflecting on this exercise, a few expressions can summarise our experience, i.e. collaborative learning, time management, food for thought. All four of us had different experiences …

Let’s talk about Google

Inspired by Isobel’s post from the Ctrl + Alt + Dev blog, I thought I would dive deeper into Google and its social impact activities. I found out that Google in fact supports a number of organisations working with social change. In the past few weeks, I’ve focused on big …

A conversation about ‘ICT4Development or De-development?’

Our blog Big Fat Data is about conversations about data and development. Our aim is to we engage with each other and others. In this post, Sara and Lan have an informal chat about Emanuel’s article and what they took away from it. Lan: I found Emanuel’s post very interesting …

Blockchain: disrupting development or a mirage of technology?

ICTs are pervasive and undeniably a part of development agendas worldwide. In this post, I’d like to briefly examine how ICTs are contributing to development and whether new technologies, such as blockchain, are helping to alleviate poverty as many experts claim. In the entrepreneurial and business world, disruption is a …

Big data and big business

The significance of Big Data for marketing and businesses is indisputable. Growth hacking. Analytics. Big Data. These are all catch phrases and terms that form the basis for many marketing strategies. And all have one goal in common. How to grow a business, how to get consumers to buy more. …