Stamen Design's data visualization projects bring a Tuftean sensibility to the realm of fast-moving realtime online information. In this conversation with host Jon Udell, founder Eric Rodenbeck talks about how his studio creates interactive experiences that enable people to ask, and answer, unforeseen questions.
Quantitative analysis of market data produced great returns in the past, but what should computing power of the future be used for? In this presentation from the O'Reilly Money:Tech conference, David Leinweber of UC Berkeley explains how the future edge in financial markets will come from extracting information from online textual sources like news and reports.
Under Tony Hsieh's leadership as CEO, Zappos.com has grown gross merchandise sales from $1.6 million in 2000 to $840 million in 2008. In this presentation at the Web 2.0 Conference, Tony Hsieh talks about his initial business background and how those experiences influenced him to focus on corporate culture. He discusses why he thinks culture is so important, and provides numerous examples that reinforce the importance of culture at Zappos.
John Doerr discusses a range of topics including technology policy in the new Obama administration and his thoughts on the economy and the effect on innovation. He also gives specific advice for startups in the current economic climate. He also talks about recent VC investment direction in the Internet and green technology, the importance of the iPhone as a platform, and includes specific examples of companies and technologies to watch for in the near future.
Moira speaks with Scott Thompson, the President of PayPal. He tells us what it takes to make PayPal global.
Moira interviews Dr. Joe Miletich, Senior Vice President, R&D, Amgen, about how new DNA technologies are changing on-going scientific studies. She also speaks with Carlos Riva, CEO, Verenium Corporation, about how ethanol is moving from small farms to full commercialization.
Cydni Tetro of NextPage discusses the Scrum methodology of software development and how it is used at her company. She talks about the various phases and the responsibilities of each person on the development team. She also talks about the use of Twitter in marketing, as well as the role of women in the technology industry.
Timothy Fitz joins Phil and Scott to discuss the concept of Continuous Deployment in software development. He believes that it is better to send out constant small changes, allowing for problems to appear quicker and be solved easier. He gives real world examples of how the process works and also talks about the concept of Lean Startup and how it relates to Continuous Deployment.
Seth Grimes is a business intelligence expert with a special interest in text analytics. In this conversation with host Jon Udell, he discusses how a new breed of tools is enabling companies to build "voice of the customer" applications that extract useful signals from the noisy chatter that's erupting everywhere online.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Cliff Reid, Chairman of Complete Genomics about DNA data and large scale genome studies. He discusses how his company's high quality, affordable DNA sequencing enables commercial-scale research of the genetic mechanisms underlying drug responses and complex diseases.