Data Science: The More Data, the Better

Bill Schmarzo

Bill Schmarzo

CTO, EMC Consulting, Enterprise Information Management & Analytics

Don’t tell my wife, but I think I’m in love. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen uses a dashboard of jobs data that doesn’t just rely upon a single measure (unemployment rate) to make economic and labor policy decisions. Instead, she uses a dozen different measures to provide a more holistic, more accurate, and hopefully more actionable view of the United States economic situation. She’s a data scientist at heart that realizes that a single measure of anything complex—whether it’s the U.S. economy or even things like customer satisfaction and predictive maintenance—is oversimplifying something to the point of not being useful or actionable.

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Bringing Our Cultural Heritage into the Digital Age

Chris Goode

Chris Goode

Vice President & Chief Public Affairs Officer

We have entered a period of time where social platforms are everywhere and everyone has the ability to share every type of information imaginable. Through the use of technology, EMC’s Information Heritage Program uses the concept of sharing information to help connect the world’s cultural gems with those who otherwise wouldn’t have access.  In my last post, Making History Available on Demand, I wrote about the historical instinct for preservation as well as several projects which relied on digitization to help researchers, avid historians and the larger public. Continue reading

How Customers Are Redefining Their Businesses

Bernie Baker

Bernie Baker

Vice President, Global Executive Briefing Program

Before leaving baggage claim during a recent business trip, I checked into my hotel, made dinner reservations using OpenTable, and ordered car service via Uber. These seamless real-time mobile experiences were impossible just a few short years ago. But, in business (and life), the only true constant is change. As advances in technology become the agents of enablement, those who adapt quickly and with purpose are the ones most likely to succeed. Continue reading

Balancing Privacy and Productivity

Vic Bhagat

Vic Bhagat

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions & Chief Information Officer
Vic Bhagat is Executive Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions and Chief Information Officer at EMC Corporation. He joined EMC in January 2013 and is responsible for leading the information technology, global Centers of Excellence, global business services, and indirect procurement organizations. He is based at EMC’s corporate headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States.

As if we didn’t have enough examples this year, the “Corporate Boards Race to Shore Up Cybersecurity” article in The Wall Street Journal reinforced one of our greatest challenges as CIOs and CISOs. How can we enable our business to be more agile and successful, while minimizing risks and protecting our company, intellectual property and customers? Continue reading