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Venice Beach, CA
Democratizing Entity Resolution via
Interests: Democratizing entity resolution is hobby #1. Next: Ironman triathlons, and sailing.
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In August of 2016, my team and I spun the G2 technology out of IBM. Into stealth mode we went, again. We are now back out of stealth mode and set to democratize Entity Resolution (yes, I am starting to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at Jeff Jonas
[Re-posted in full from my LinkedIn blog post] Good morning world! We are Senzing and this is a big week for us. We’ve been operating in stealth mode since August 2016 when we signed a unique partnership with IBM to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at Jeff Jonas
The word Unicorn is often used to describe a start-up that quickly becomes worth over a billion dollars, no matter how profitable. Billion dollar valued start-ups being almost as rare as unicorns. The term Black Swan, popularized by Nassim Taleb’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Jeff Jonas
Contrary to hype, hopes and dreams, big data visualization is generally not helping humans make novel discoveries. Data visualization has two primary purposes: exploration and storytelling. Hype. Imagine, for a moment, a beautiful, big ass graph – all four walls... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Jeff Jonas
Following two and a half years of incubation, G2 was revealed four years ago yesterday. You ask, “What is G2?” Well, it is specialized Context Computing software, of course. “What is Context Computing?” you now ask. Well, check out this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at Jeff Jonas
Once a year, on its birthday, I say a few words about my G2 project. Three years ago today, G2 was made public on International Privacy Day in 2011. With two years of secret “skunk works” development before that; G2... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Jeff Jonas
I do believe it is game over for business as usual for those in the intelligence business. Radical reinvention of the US intelligence community is in order. What we need now are big, creative, wild ideas as we re-create our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Jeff Jonas
When the captain of the Titanic learned five compartments of its hull had been breached by the iceberg, he knew what was going to happen next. When thinking about the scope of Snowden’s disclosed documents (e.g., NSA’s ANT Division Catalog... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Jeff Jonas
When discussing the importance of weaving together an organization’s diverse observation space (data), often this question comes up: “How does one related structured data to unstructured data?” My shortest answer is: “Shared features.” Let me explain. Observations are only useful... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at Jeff Jonas
My latest big, bold, new invention, is two years old today! What is G2? When I speak about Context Accumulation, Data Finds Data and Relevance Finds You, and Sensemaking I am describing various aspects of G2. In simple terms G2... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at Jeff Jonas
Sometimes it just amazes me what people think is computable given their actual observation space. At times you have to look them in the eye and tell them they are living in fantasyland. Here is how an example conversation: Me:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at Jeff Jonas
Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario, Canada and I released a joint paper June 8, 2012 entitled “Privacy by Design in the Era of Big Data” available here. In this paper, Ann describers her aspirations for Privacy by Design... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at Jeff Jonas
This blog entry is dedicated to false positives and false negatives, specifically why it is so essential that systems find and fix them. A false negative occurs when an assertion about something true, is missed e.g., the true perpetrator of... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at Jeff Jonas
I have been given permission to re-publish an interview I did with the Data Protection & Law Policy newsletter. Also to appear in the e-Finance and Payments Law & Policy newsletter. May be of interest to some of my readers.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Jeff Jonas
Following a quiet two-plus year gestation period, G2 came to life January 28th, 2011 – one year ago today – when I formally announced its existence here: Sensemaking on Streams – My G2 Skunk Works Project: Privacy by Design (PbD).... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2012 at Jeff Jonas
I get asked from time to time how Master Data Management (MDM) relates to my work in Sensemaking Systems. There is sufficient confusion to warrant a blog post on this subject, so here it is. Different missions, different tools. Some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at Jeff Jonas
“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data” ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Over the years, folks have often asked me what kind of math am I using to create large scale, real-time, context accumulating systems (e.g.,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2011 at Jeff Jonas
I have been talking about the notion that "the data must find the data and the relevance must find the user" for some time now. Another way to think about this is "the data is the question." As each new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Jeff Jonas
Over the last twenty-eight months I have been quietly running a skunk works effort that I’ve code named “G2.” To my delight, on January 28th, 2011 this system became officially viable and will be entering something akin to a “sea... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at Jeff Jonas
One of my favorite things to do is help organizations think about next generation architectures. When talking to IT executives about them, one of the more common things I hear is “We need to re-host these damn legacy systems.” This... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at Jeff Jonas
I was invited to deliver a short keynote about "big data" at today's OECD roundtable focused on the economics of personal data and privacy. My presentation here. Most big data flows by design. But when big data leaks the consequences... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Jeff Jonas
General purpose sensemaking systems will colocate diverse data in the same data space. Such an approach enables massively scalable, real-time, novel discovery over an ever changing observational space – without re-engineering. This of course should be no surprise. Ever since... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at Jeff Jonas
I spoke at Defrag 2010 earlier today and introduced what I am describing as the new physics of big data. Having designed and deployed a number of multi-billion row context accumulating systems over the last 14 years I cannot help... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at Jeff Jonas
[This is re-post. I posted this on the Concurring Opinions blog August 2nd, 2010.] As mankind deploys increasing numbers of sensors, and makes more sense of this data, more of our secrets are revealed. In a world of greater transparency,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Jeff Jonas
Not long ago I found myself at a major financial institution talking about one of their fraud detection systems. Over the course of the conversation I stumbled onto the fact they have over 10,000 rules in place to detect fraud... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Jeff Jonas