Quotes of the Week 011

Quotes of the Week 011


"A Machine Learning algorithm walks into a bar. The bartender asks, "What'll you have?" The algorithm says, "What's everyone else having?”

McRock Capital on transformation:

"If you hate change, you're going to like irrelevance even less"

Digital Guardian on Hilton Hotel’s $700k fine for 2 big data breaches:

"...come May 2018 when GDPR goes into effect, Hilton would be liable for $420m”

Steve Stine, AT&T CDO on data driving automation:

"We would love to find, via the data, where are some other potential opportunities to make transformative improvements to not only the experience but the cost structure"

William Gibson in The Economist (2003):

"The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed"

@nora_js at SRECon17:

"The often-quoted William Gibson line about the future being here, but not evenly distributed is becoming less and less true with the rapid advances and availability of technology"


"Chaos doesn't cause problems, it reveals them"

James Crawshaw, Heavy Reading Analyst on developing common telco data models:

"a common information model is a critical part of transforming operations and support systems for virtualization, getting to that stage is proving impossible, because every operator remains convinced of its own approach"

David Hughes, vice president of IP engineering for PCCW on telco data models:

"I'll see pigs fly out of one of my private parts before we all agree on a common data model"


"Large-scale distributed systems are less about cool algorithms and more about the relentless hunting down of 6-sigma bugs”