Esteban Kolsky – Data and information are different

It’s not about producing and owning and holding and storing the information that’s all outdated. When we talk about big data we don’t talk about creating and storing information, we’re talking about real time in stream analysis of the data, throwing the data away and keeping all the insights. And that’s the idea here. As we go forward, you know you have to be able to use the data for the value that it provides, not for the data itself. So these companies that have you know gigabytes, terabytes, and zerabytes of data stored every single day,  they’re doing themselves the service because in all honestly, they’ll never going to be able to go back and look at the data and get a new value out of that.

The value of the data is you know the moment that it was created as a specific component that you know within a specific context with intent with a specific content. And if you do that and you actually capture that value, you can use that value. And you can store that value but you don’t need to store the data behind it. And that’s where we’re going as we’re going to a different world where the data and the information is different and then the infrastructure that I was talking about, the collaborative enterprise is how enterprises, how organizations leverage these valuable data to do what they need to do in the moment that they’re leaving it.

Interview conducted by Frédéric Gilbert.

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