Ideas | Data

Our take on the ideas, information, and tools that make data work.

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Road marking

Journey to GDPR compliance

May 25 is an important day for data protection in the EU and elsewhere. Alison Howard explains how Microsoft has prepared for May 25 and beyond.

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Navigate

Charting a data journey to the cloud

Mick Hollison, Sven Löffler, and Robert Neumann explain how Deutsche Telekom is harnessing machine learning and analytics in the cloud to build Europe’s largest IoT data marketplace.

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Umbrella

Differentiating via data science

Eric Colson explains why companies must now think very differently about the role and placement of data science in organizations.

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Google web search screenshot

Lessons in Google search data

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz explains how to use Google searches to uncover behaviors or attitudes that may be hidden from traditional surveys.

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Impact

Inclusivity for the greater good

Ajey Gore explains why GO-JEK is focusing its attention beyond urban Indonesia to help people across the country’s rural areas.

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Clouds

What separates the clouds?

William Vambenepe walks through an interesting use case of machine learning in action and discusses the central role AI will play in big data analysis moving forward.

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Sunrise

Data science in the cloud

Alex Smola shares lessons learned from AWS SageMaker, an integrated framework for handling all stages of analysis.

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Gears

Operationalizing machine learning

Dinesh Nirmal explains how real-world machine learning reveals assumptions embedded in business processes that cause expensive misunderstandings.