The Digital Transformation “à la Française” : let’s hurry, but slowly…

While 2018 still is in its prime, please receive all my best wishes for a happy and prosperous new year. Should you be awarded all that you long for - and even more - but also enjoy excellent health so as to launch your most ambitious projects, as well as take up the highest challenges. … Continue reading The Digital Transformation “à la Française” : let’s hurry, but slowly…

Privacy, Safe Harbor and ad blockers: When trust is key to business

Wild net neutrality vs. regulated standardized networks? Privacy for each vs. security for all? Free content with ads vs. pay-per-view? Are we bound to witness the development of the internet with the eyes of a war correspondent? A few weeks ago, I have been at MeasureCamp in London, a bi-yearly analytics unconference that I find … Continue reading Privacy, Safe Harbor and ad blockers: When trust is key to business

Data Strategy, high time to take action!

Way too many companies are still behind schedule, and have the utmost difficulties to set up such data strategies, especially in France. I have then decided to rely on my most significant successes from the past year to review and complete the operational scope of Data Elicitation. The achievements : The CWA, which makes me the only French data … Continue reading Data Strategy, high time to take action!

Free your data: revoke the precautionary principle!

People who know me are aware that I often complain that applying blindly the so-called "precautionary principle" is leading to inaction. However, fear does not prevent danger, so tells a popular French saying. Similarly, data should not prevent any decision making. In a paper about the precautionary principle (in French), Gaspard Koenig states that "the precautionary … Continue reading Free your data: revoke the precautionary principle!

Analytics without cookies? My follow-up to #MeasureCamp IV

As mentioned in my previous post "Giving up cookies for a new internet... The third age of targeting is at your door.", I have attended the fourth Measure Camp in London (http://www.measurecamp.org), on March 29th. And my (voluntarily controversial) topic has been: "Web Analytics without cookies?" The subject has been introduced by the following three charts, a short … Continue reading Analytics without cookies? My follow-up to #MeasureCamp IV

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?

“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?