VentureBeat posted a great video and discussion yesterday that we “ALL” can learn from as some of the leaders in the “new era of tech” addressed middle school students on what some new technology terms mean and best ways to think about them.
All of these topics will be “trending” in the world of HR/Workforce technology in the next 1-3 years and it is all of our roles to continue to educate the community before we are surprised by it during our daily job of “keeping the lights on.”
These are questions that I get on a “daily” basis around the world, including today in a session in London and wanted to share this with the community as soon as possible.
A few of the comments that I “loved” from the video:
- On business intelligence and analytics: Birst CEO Brad Peters made a useful analogy to driving a car. ”The dashboard measures how fast you’re moving … [otherwise] it would be hard to drive a car,” he said. “Analytics is the dashboard for a lot of people and business to understand things that are more complex than what’s right in front of you.”
- On big data: Goldbloom gave it a stab: “Big data is mostly about taking numbers and using those numbers to make predictions about the future. The bigger the data set you have, the more accurate the predictions about the future will be.”
- On the cloud: “The dirty secret in this industry is that nobody even really knows what the cloud is,” said McLoughlin. “What it means is it’s put up in the Internet and it’s gone to our servers and it’s held somewhere centrally. All it means is it’s a place up there in the sky that is available from all of your devices no matter where you are.”
Please take a minute to watch the video. The 6 minutes is well worth it and hope that you can spread it around your community!
Another infusion of knowledge…