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Data as an Industrial Resource

In this flash talk from our 2017 Future Assembly conference, John Deighton, Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, explores an emerging industrial resource and raw material — data. In a world where the Internet is growing at ~20% a year, Deighton asks who will be the winners and losers of this new industrial revolution.

“Data may be to the 21st century economy what oil was to the 20th a hugely valuable asset essential to economic life.” – Larry Summers

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