Massive Open Online Courses

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are very recent, but are quickly gaining popularity.  Coursera is one of the big platforms that offer those free courses, along with edX and Khanacademy just to mention a few.  Last year I took a fantastic course offered by Coursera  called ‘Model Thinking’ given  by Prof. Scott E. Page, who’s Read More …

Snowden showed us the dangers of Big Data with PRISM, are we up to the challenge to steer its use?

A television screen shows former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden during a news bulletin at a cafe at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport June 26, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin   As we already discussed on my Big Data presentations,   being able to analyse the amount of data that traces all our actions and movements is a Read More …

Big Data, a trend to follow for business innovation

Every day more than 2.5 quintillion (2.5 x 1018 ) bytes of data are created, coming from business and bank transactions, posts on social media sites, digital photos, videos, and other sensors as GPS signal and more. Big Data is the name of the mass of unstructured data available nowadays on Internet. All this large Read More …

Join me for the 21st. Anniversary of PWI-Professional Women International

Everything is (almost) ready for the 18th of October, for the 21st. anniversary of PWI (Professional Women International) in Brussels.  I’m in the Board of this networking association since May, and I’m enjoying participating on this event organization, though it’s more work than I though!  It takes time to put us (professional women)  together, just Read More …

Crowdfunding at the rescue of Iron Sky

Watch out of the dark side of the moon, the Nazis are hiding there and want to invade the Earth! This weekend I had the opportunity to see the projection of Iron Sky, a dark science fiction comedy from the creators of Star Wreck. The film is a Finnish-German-Australian co-production, with a budget of about Read More …

Crowdsourcing is a flourishing market

CrowdFlower Reports Revenue of 300% Year Over Year and More Than 300 Million Enterprise Level Crowdsourced Microtasks Completed, Earning #1 Rank in Industry CrowdFlower is a microtasking crowdsourcing enterprise.  The company solves information-based problems like product categorization, SEO content creation, web verifications, etc… by splitting the task into small pieces (micro-tasks), and giving them to Read More …

Positive Intelligence

I saw the announcement of a webinar at Standford University on Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine, and was curious about it.  With such an attractive title, what could it be about?  You can check the whole presentation on YouTube, he is announcib his new book, but the idea behind Positive Intelligence is to move yourself Read More …

Gosling sails away from Google and Android

I just read this article Gosling sails away from Google and Android, where they write about the last move of James Gosling (the father of Java) leaving Google for Liquid Robotics. Check the great autonomous and unmanned maritime vehicle they did: as Gosling says, the whole concept is really cool! Can you imagine the quantity Read More …

Citizen Crowdsourcing

People encouraging people’s initiatives for the common good: here’s a great use of crowdsourcing for the benefit of the Indian population, and it’s done through crowdfunding! Here’s how the system works: Utility employees call NextDrop’s interactive voice response system when they manually open neighborhood water valves. The system generates text message updates for local residents Read More …