Quotes of the Week 012

Quotes of the Week 012

Alexander Nix (CEO of Cambridge Analytica) on IoT:

"As IoT grows, as we have sensors on everything: cars, fridges, TVs then data is going to become ubiquitous. Therefore the volume of data will increase, the price of data is going to go down. You won't be able to sell data in the way you can today"

Alex Polvi (CoreOS CEO) on container management:

...expects Amazon will introduce a managed Kubernetes service at its AWS re:Invent event.

"Kubernetes has clearly won the space"

Tim O'Reilly:

"Money is like gas during a road trip. You don't want to run out of gas on your trip, but you're not doing a tour of gas stations"

Kelly Crummey (Verizon spokesperson) on their $10 / month option for 1080p mobile video:

"Most people won't see a significant difference in video quality"

Dr Jurgen Meffert (McKinsey  consultant) on opportunities for telco & blockchain:

"Telcos have reliably provided telecom services for consumers and businesses. They have become trust centres"

Bob Lutz, former vice chairman and head of product development at General Motors:

"Everyone will have 5 years to get their car off the road or sell it for scrap"

Google via André Staltz on their evolving business model:

GOOG sees no future in the simple Search market, and announces to be migrating "From Search to Suggest" (Eric Schmidt) and being an "AI first company" (Sundar Pichai)

Vodafone on the launch of V-Pet tracker for dogs and cats:

"Owners can track their pets using a combination of GPS and the mobile network and get smartphone alerts if their pet strays from a designated area"

Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at BSquare Corporation:

"Data is [sic] also noisy. The vast majority of machine-generated data is irrelevant to the desired outcome.  Analytics are required to parse high sample rates and large volumes of data to identify small nuances and patterns that can indicate a change in condition"

Sean Ellis, CEO of GrowthHackers:

"Expose your 'must have' value"

cimicorp blog on IOT being a multi-billion-dollar opportunity for telcos:

"Not necessarily, or even probably, unless you look way beyond the obvious, ...my model says that far less than a tenth of 1% of those devices will be in any way visible to the telcos, much less earning them revenue."


"If bitcoin were to suddenly double in popularity overnight, the network would consume the energy of 5 million US households"

Russell Sullivan (founder and CTO of Kuhirō) on serverless:

[there's an..] old network saying: "Latency is King"


"Blockchains create accountability"

Boston Consulting Group on all-electric vehicle sales:

"...rise to 6% by 2025, up from around 1% now — largely on the back of dropping prices, improving battery tech, and increasingly aggressive government mandates and/or incentives"

Jony Ive (Apple Chief Designer):

"I always think that there are two products at the end of a programme; there is the physical product or the service, the thing that you have managed to make, and then there is all that you have learned"

VentureBeat on AI:

"In fact, AI can't develop a truly unique idea at all. It can only offer variation or reinterpretation of what is already done"