Jumping over the data privacy fence to land on the optimization green grass? See the hurdle?

Back to school today. Back to work. But back to school also meant back to my desk and also to my usual good reads. I have namely read this post today, "Beyond Privacy Exploitation Lies Huge Opportunity For Personal Data Optimization" by Max Kalehoff on MediaPost, and I believe he is going a bit quick … Continue reading Jumping over the data privacy fence to land on the optimization green grass? See the hurdle?

Telecom Operators: dinosaurs or mutants? Wanna know the answer? Really?

On Monday June 24th in the evening, I have attended a promising conference about the Telecom Operators 2020 agenda, organized by the G9+ think tank (Twitter: @InstitutG9plus). Top flyers on stage, top attendees in the room, alumni from the best French schools, I was expecting high-level discussions and impressive insights for the future. How can … Continue reading Telecom Operators: dinosaurs or mutants? Wanna know the answer? Really?

Back to school, a French freshman vs. North-American online studies

As I have mentioned in an earlier post, I am now also a student at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver. Or rather on the net. Instead of watching football (US=Soccer) on TV, sipping a glass of Californian wine (why not?), lying in my sofa like a dead octopus, I am trying to decipher … Continue reading Back to school, a French freshman vs. North-American online studies

Penny-pinching innovation vs. sustainable profitability (further thoughts)

In my initial post on Innovation, I have insisted on how a successful organization comes to delaying innovative initiatives, as it may endanger its profitability, especially in the case of a new generation of managers. I have read this morning a post by Seth Godin on Seth's blog, dealing with this same topic: "Urgency and accountability are … Continue reading Penny-pinching innovation vs. sustainable profitability (further thoughts)

Penny-pinching innovation vs. sustainable profitability

As it seems, being successful in an Innovation division within some profitable companies may somehow be difficult, if not impossible. Let me elaborate. I have attended in Paris - a few weeks ago - a very interesting conference on Innovation, by Francis Pisani, following up his 10-month world tour of Innovation (links to his blogs … Continue reading Penny-pinching innovation vs. sustainable profitability

From Market Research to Digital Strategy

I have started this blog for several months, but I have not brought it to life actually, as I had many other things on my urgent to-do-list... Actually all of them linked to on-going professional status changes. In fact, after 4 and a half years at GfK spent on designing new digital initiatives, my position … Continue reading From Market Research to Digital Strategy

“Big Data”: new frontier or black hole?

Stéphane Richard (CEO of Orange) at the Avignon Forum in 2012: "Big Data, this is private data business, and it is scaring" (in French: "Le Big Data, c'est le commerce des données personnelles et c'est effrayant") In my eyes, there is much more than threat, when thinking of the future of Big Data. First, let … Continue reading “Big Data”: new frontier or black hole?

Brave New World…

Hello Brave New World! It will not be my goal to comment Aldous Huxley's book in this blog, even though I'd love it, but rather to comment on what has been my core business for the past 20 years: data elicitation. With the constant growth of the online usage, the world has been processing ever … Continue reading Brave New World…