48 Quotes about Big Data that you need to know in 2018

Sure, Big data is the next cool thing! Giant and vast datasets and machines trying to make sense of it, is indeed fascinating. You might probably be wondering where the world is going with it. Big data! Big data! Ahh! Well! We think we can summarize it for you with relevant quotes from the industry leaders. Fasten your seatbelts!

1. “Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf, wandering out onto the web like a deer on a freeway.”

-Geoffrey Moore (American organizational theorist and author)

2. “Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.”

-Peter Sondergaard (Senior VP, Gartner)

3. “The world is one big data problem.”

-Andrew Mcafee (Co-director, MIT initiative on the digital economy)

4. “Hiding within those mounds of data is the knowledge that could change the life of a patient, or change the world.”

-Atul Butte (Stanford University)

5. “The goal is to turn the data into information, and information into insight.”

-Carly Fiorina (Ex-CEO Hewlett & Packard, American businesswoman)

6. “Data are becoming the new raw material of business.”

-Craig Mundie (Senior advisor to the CEO, Microsoft Inc.)

7. “I keep saying that the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians, and I am not kidding.”

-Hal Varian (Chief Economist, Google Inc.)

8. “Torture the data, and it will confess to everything.”

-Ronald Coase (Nobel Laureate, British author, and economist)

9. “Processed data is information. The processed information is knowledge. Processed knowledge is wisdom.”

-Dr. Ankala V. Subbarao

10. “Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a voice.”

-Stephen Few (IT innovator and consultant)

11. “Data beats emotions.”

-Sean Rad (Co-founder, CEO of Tinder)

12. “With too little data, you won’t be able to make any conclusions that you can trust. With loads of data, you will find relationships that are not real. Big data is not about bits, it’s about talent.”

-Douglas Merrill (American businessman and technologist)

13. “If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.”

-Jim Barksdale (Ex-CEO, Netscape)

14. “Data matures like a wine, applications like fish.”

-James Governor (Journalist, Co-founder Redmonk)

15. “Big data will spell the death of customer segmentation and force the marketer to understand each customer individually within 18 months or risk being left in the dust.”

-Ginni Rometty (CEO of IBM)

16. “With data collection, ‘the sooner, the better’ is always the best answer.”

-Marissa Mayer (Ex-CEO and president, Yahoo Inc.)

17. “It is easy to lie with statistics, it is hard, to tell the truth without statistics.”

-Andrejs Dunkels (Swedish writer and mathematician)

18. “Getting the information off the internet is like taking a drink from the firehose.”

-Mitchell Kapor (American entrepreneur, founder Lotus)

19. “You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.”

-Daniel Keys Moran (American computer programmer and writer)

20. “For every two degrees the temperature goes up, check-ins at ice-cream shops go up by 2%.”

-Andrew Hogue (American software engineer, Foursquare)

21. “Things get done only if the data we gather can inform and inspire those in a position to make a difference.”

-Mike Schmoker (English author, teacher, and coach)

22. “Data is a precious thing that will last longer than the systems themselves.”

-Tim Berners (Inventor of the World Wide Web)

23. “Listening to the data is important, but so is experience and intuition. Afterall, what is intuition at its best but large amounts of data of all kinds filtered through a human brain rather than a math model.”

-Steve Lohr (Senior Technology and business writer for New York Times)

24. “The world is now awash in data, and we can see consumers in a lot clearer ways.”

-Max Levchin (Co-founder, Paypal)

25. “We chose it because we deal with huge amounts of data. Besides, it sounds really cool.”

-Larry Page (Co-founder, Alphabet Inc. ‘Google’)

26. “You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.”

-Alvin Toffler (American futurist and writer)

27. “Data really powers everything that we do.”

-Jeff Weiner (CEO, LinkedIn)

28. “Data that is loved tends to survive.”

-Kurt Bollacker (Data scientist, Infochimps)

29. “Thanks to the big data, machines can now be programmed to the next thing right. But only humans can do the next right thing.”

-Dov Seidman (American attorney, author, and businessman)

30. “Today, every discussion about changes in technology, business, and society, begins with data. In its exponentially increasing volume, velocity and variety, data are becoming a new natural resource.”

-Arvind Shetty (Director, IBM Analytics)

31. “Companies struggle with volumes of data and money spent on sourcing, storing and managing it. Unfortunately, they also struggle to keep up with the value and monetization of data. When it comes to using big data, the adage of ‘dream big and smart’ holds truer than ever.”

-Uma Talreja (CDO, Raymond group)

32. “Big data is at the foundation of all megatrends that are happening today, from social to mobile to cloud to gaming.”

-Chris Lynch (Vertica systems)

33. “To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem. He may be able to say what the experiment died of.”

-Ronald Fisher (Geneticist and statistician)

34. “There were five exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization to 2003, but that much information is now created every two days.”

-Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman, Google Inc.)

35. “In times like these when unemployment rates are up by 13%, income has fallen by 5%, and suicide rates are climbing, I get so angry that the government is wasting money on things like the collection of statistics.”

-Hans Rosling (The Joy of stats)

36. “Invest in the future and have a plan to improve your data collection and quality.”

-Don MacLennan (CEO, Bluenose)

37. “As a data scientist, I can predict what is likely to happen, but I cannot explain why it is going to happen.”

-Bill Schmarzo (CTO, Dell EMC)

38. “The reality is that most businesses are already data rich, but insight poor.”

-Bernard Marr (Author)

39. “Consumer data will be the biggest differentiator in the next two or three years. Whoever unlocks the reams of data and uses it strategically will win.”

-Angela Ahrendts (Senior VP, Apple Inc.)

40. “Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society, precisely because there is so much data.”

-John Naisbitt (American author and speaker on future studies)

41. “The crystal wind is the storm, and the storm is data, and the data is life. You have been slaves, denied the storms, denied the freedom of your data. That is now ended; The whirlwind is upon you, whether you like it or not.”

-Daniel Keys Moran (The Long run: A tale of continuing time)

42. “We are drowning in information and starving for knowledge.”

-Rutherford D. Rogers

43. “The next Darwin is most likely to be a data wonk than a naturalist wandering through the exotic landscape.”

-David Weinberger (‘Too big to know’)

44. “What gets measured gets managed.”

-Peter Drucker

45. “Big data and machine intelligence is everywhere-so the ability of businesses to find people, to talk specifically to them, to judge them, to rank what they are doing, to decide what to do with your products-changes every business globally.”

-Eric Schmidt (Executive chairman, Google Inc.)

46. “True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.”

-Winston Churchill (Prime minister of UK, 1940-45)

47. “Data science is not Voodoo. We are not building math models for their own sake. We are trying to listen to what the customer is telling us through their behavior.”

-Kevin Geraghty (Head of analytics, i360 Inc.)

48. “In God we trust. All others must bring data.”

-W. Edwards Deming (American statistician)

There we have it! Quotes on big data that you need to know in 2018. We hope these quotes take you a step closer to understanding the subject and its implications. What do you think about big data? Share your thoughts with us in the comment box below.