Dr. Moira Gunn interviews author and Director of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, John Hagel, about his new book, The Power of Pull, which the Harvard Business Review calls an exhilarating read as the authors sublimely reinvent the world of enterprise.
PowerPivot, a new add-in for Excel, can absorb and analyze vast quantities of data. And it can ingest that data from sources that support that Atom-based OData protocol. John Hancock, who led the charge to add support for data feeds to PowerPivot, tells host Jon Udell how it works, why it supports OData, and what this will mean not only for corporate business intelligence but also for the analysis of open public data.
Join Alex "Sandy" Pentland as he talks about the indoor spaces of the city and the answers that can be gleaned from human movements within the interiors of buildings. From the movement of bees to the layout of boardroom locations, software can be used to predict and prevent communication failures. Tracking organizational and social behavior through data analysis has the potential to improve and perhaps even change the world.
Broadband in the USA is considered to be anything above 200 kb/sec. In Japan and South Korea broadband is defined as 100 mb/sec and above. This Ecomm presentation by Benjamin Joffe discusses striking differences between the Western world's current technological capability and Asia's. From content infrastructure, to business models, to social networking, Joffe explores what can be learned from the Pacific rim's innovations.
Dr. Moira Gunn discusses food safety with Mike Doyle, Director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia. They dive into the challenge, prefaced by the statistic that 15% of our food is imported from other countries.
Dr. Moira Gunn sits down with author, Peter Hessler, to discuss the new car culture that has emerged in China, as 90 million new drivers take to the streets each day.
Author David Siegel discusses his book Pull: The Power of the Semantic Web to Transform Your Business, in which he reviews the concepts for a future version of the web. He defines the idea of the semantic web and how Pull is a model for it. Siegel reviews how businesses in the future can take advantage of the improvements in the use of data and why the improvements will assist in commercial success.
Dr. Moira Gunn analyzes the changing face of corporate culture with Grant McCraken, author of Chief Culture Officer, where he combines a mastery of marketing, culture, anthropology, and modern business practice.
How is open-source closed? Andreas Constantinou talks about the relative openness of the "eight centers of gravity" in the mobile industry, and says it's not the licensing, which concerns source control, but the governance, which concerns the product, that developers must watch out for. He explains the mobile phone industry shift and loosely outlines the governance structures of the LiMo, Symbian, and Android foundations.
Flat World Knowledge is pioneering a new way to create and distribute textbooks. The model combines open licensing, online access, and print-on-demand. In this week's episode, host Jon Udell discusses the model with co-founder Eric Frank and CTO Jon Williams.