Author Archives: susanetlinger

About susanetlinger

Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group

The Trust Imperative: A Framework for Ethical Data Use

Consider this: Consumers don’t trust the way organizations use their data. CEOs are concerned that lack of trust will harm reputation and growth. People who don’t trust companies are less likely to buy from them. Yet the default option for businesses … Continue reading

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Is Twitter Obligated to Preserve Politicians’ Deleted Tweets?

Politicians everywhere are probably celebrating like crazy this week. The Sunlight Foundation, an organization dedicated to making politics accountable and transparent, was just told by Twitter that it would no longer have access to its developer API, which enabled the site’s … Continue reading

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Tim Cook Just Threw Down on Data Privacy, And It Was Awesome

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave what TechCrunch called a “blistering speech” on data privacy Monday night at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) “Champions of Freedom” event. “I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and … Continue reading

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Seeing through the customer’s eyes: the emerging science of photo analytics

I recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel at Oracle Data Cloud Summit 2015, and to deliver a speech at SDL Innovate. The themes, respectively: “Listening to the Customer’s Voice,”and “Unlocking the Value of Social Data.” But it’s not just … Continue reading

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Data Experience: You’ve Gotta Have Trust

A few years ago, I started thinking about how data informs the customer experience. The catalyst was simple; I was frustrated with my fitness tracker, and felt deluged by a stream of numbers that weren’t particularly helpful (the dashboards sure were pretty though). Part of … Continue reading

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What the end of the Twitter-DataSift partnership means for customers

Disclosures Let’s get this out of the way right up front. DataSift is a client of mine at Altimeter Group. I am closely connected to Twitter via my role as a board member of the Big Boulder Initiative, of which … Continue reading

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Who will win the cloud wars? (Hint: wrong question)

Like many analysts, I’ve spent the last month or so crisscrossing the country looking at clouds*: marketing clouds, sales clouds, service clouds. I’ve been on busses, at dinners, in keynote speeches and presentations and one-on-one meetings. I’ve collected more badges … Continue reading

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