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We are Big Data

The Future of the Information Society

Authors: Klous, Sander, Wielaard, Nart

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  • A balanced description of the pro's and cons of Big Data
    An accessible description of a complex topic
    Combining visions from business and technology in a comprehensive way

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This book demonstrates the inevitability of a continuously growing role of data in our society and it stresses that this role does not need to be threatening: to the contrary, collection and analysis of data can help us prevent traffic jams, suppress epidemics, or produce tailor made medicine. The authors sketch the contours of a new information society, in which everything will be measured from our heartbeat during our morning run to the music we listen to and our walking patterns through department stores and they discuss the resistances within the society that have to be overcome.
Sander Klous holds a PhD in High Energy Physics and contributed to the discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN (Nobel prize 2013). Klous works at KPMG and is professor in Big Data at the University of Amsterdam.

 Nart Wielaard is a self-employed consultant and business writer. He develops compelling and clear stories on complex topics for a broad range of clients. Wielaard specializes in the domain where technology, society and business meet. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Big, Bigger, Biggest Data

    Pages 1-15

    Klous, Sander (et al.)

  • Remove Fear and Conquer Resistance

    Pages 17-41

    Klous, Sander (et al.)

  • You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

    Pages 43-52

    Klous, Sander (et al.)

  • Hitting the Bullseye First Time Around

    Pages 53-75

    Klous, Sander (et al.)

  • Data Stimuli for a Better World

    Pages 77-93

    Klous, Sander (et al.)

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eBook 24,60 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-6239-183-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 31,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-6239-182-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
We are Big Data
Book Subtitle
The Future of the Information Society
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Atlantis Press
Copyright Holder
Atlantis Press and the author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-6239-183-3
DOI
10.2991/978-94-6239-183-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6239-182-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 199
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