Open Data: Enabling $5 Trillion Annually in Economic Value?

first_imgOpen Data has the potential to unlock between $3 trillion to $5 trillion annually in economic value, says a report by McKinsey. Specifically, the identify seven sectors of the global economy where the value could be attained.Michael Chui, principal at McKinsey, told CMSWire that that “open data has traditionally been motivated by societal goals such as improving transparency. But it is important to recognize that by opening data, you also create significant economic value.”While the McKinsey results are interesting, they seem a bit of a stretch. While certainly Open Data is one technology that can contribute in improving the areas that they suggest, Open Data alone will not be able to unlock the enormous projections that McKinsey forecasts. Parallel advances in Big Data, analytics, and computing all play an equally important role in helping to better utilize and achieve value from data.The McKinsey report found that “Making data more ‘liquid’ (open, widely available, and in shareable formats) has the potential to unlock large amounts of economic value, by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of existing processes; making possible new products,services, and markets; and creating value for individual consumers and citizens.”The seven sectors where McKinsey sees open data playing a major role in unlocking economic value include:Education – Open data can enable $890 billion to $1.2 trillion annual savings by identifying effective teaching strategies, improving instruction, and better matching students to programs and jobs.Transportation – Open data could realize $720 billion to $920 billion in value by helping to improve planning and management of infrastructure. Open Data can also improve the purchasing, deployment and maintenance of fleets, and it can improve decision making by customers to better select from travel options so as to fit their needs and schedule.Consumer Products – Open data can help achieve $520 billion to $1.5 trillion annually by improving product design and manufacturing, making store operations more efficient, better targeting sales and marketing, better informing consumers about food benefits and product recalls, and improving post-sales interactions.Electricity – Open data can help enable $340 billion to $580 billion annually by helping to optimize how money is spent and invested for power generation. It can improve and make more efficient power generation. It can help to identify and develop ‘smart grid’ technologies for achieving more efficient transmission and distribution of power, and it can help consumers be better informed about the electrical appliances and the electric power services that they use.Oil and Gas – Open data can enable $240 billion to $510 billion annually by providing better seismic and geologic information that can help oil and gas businesses better decide how to invest in future discovery. Better data can improve the efficacy of exploration and production, help businesses better select plant locations, and to improve the reliability of their refining, processing and retail operations.Health Care – Open data in the Health Care industry can help realize $300 billion to $450 billion annually. The data could help people make better lifestyle and treatment decisions. The data can guide practitioners into selecting more effective treatments. Consumers would be better able to wisely select providers that better match their needs, and also help them to be more cost-effective in the decisions that they do make. Health-related research, such as in the area of new drugs and better medical devices, could be make more productive.Consumer Finance – Open data could unlock $210 billion to $280 billion annually. Better targeted and custom-designed financial products could be developed with better data. Consumer marketing could be more targeted. With better data, consumers would be able to make better informed financial decisions.last_img read more

Oklahoma State Moves into Coaches, AP Top 25 Polls

first_imgA day after a convincing win over No. 10 West Virginia, the Cowboys are getting well-deserved respect among both the coaches and AP voters in the polls released on Sunday.After entering the weekend unranked, Oklahoma State now finds themselves as the biggest movers in the Coaches Poll up to No. 22, and the same in the AP poll.Here’s how the Big 12 teams look in each poll.AP Top 25No. 12 – OklahomaNo. 13 – BaylorNo. 14 – West VirginiaNo. 22 – Oklahoma StateCoaches PollNo. 11 – OklahomaNo. 13 – BaylorNo. 15 – West VirginiaNo. 22 – Oklahoma StateThe Cowboys are now secretly riding a four-game winning streak after a heart breaking loss to Baylor to open conference play, and control their own destiny in Big 12 play headed down the home stretch. Oklahoma State faces a big test next Saturday as they travel to Manhattan, KS, to take on a pesky Bill Snyder coached Kansas State team. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

11 a.m. Oklahoma State-TCU Kickoff Time Announced, Frogs Favored By 3.5

first_imgOklahoma State’s trip to Ft. Worth will be an early one. Kickoff time was announced for 11 a.m. on FS1. It will be Oklahoma State’s 10th day game of the season (only Baylor was at night).#okstate and TCU will kick at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday in Fort Worth. Game televised by FS1. pic.twitter.com/zsNCnuEXsg— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) November 13, 2016Someone finally made up their mind. The previous announcement for game time had more “ors” than Mike Gundy’s preseason RB depth chart.Another morning game. If you want to be optimistic, it probably works more in the Cowboys’ favor than TCU who will look for crowd support and have already lost home games to Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.The Frogs open as a 3.5-point favorite which is about what we thought it would be going in. OSU is 8-19 as a road underdog in the Mike Gundy era but 3-4 in the last three seasons.The Horned Frogs are 5-4 (3-3) and will be looking to play spoiler to Oklahoma State’s Big 12 title hopes. At 8-2* (6-1) the Cowboys control their destiny. Come back from Ft. Worth with a win and Bedlam could very well be the last de facto Big 12 Championship game. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Oklahoma State Sporting Jordan Brand Bowl Gear

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. It looks like the Cowboys will be sporting some Jordan Brand threads this bowl season.Here’s a look.Who said only Michigan can wear Jordan brand? #gotheem pic.twitter.com/OxNr8XYc3M— Rex and The Chief (@RexandTheChief) December 14, 2016Of course, the first thing that sticks out is the iconic Jumpman logo.Here’s another look featuring the Cowboy’s new marshal badge logo.I recruited L-dog with the sorting of bowl gear. There’s a sucker born everyday!!!! pic.twitter.com/Nby4svOzcz— Rex and The Chief (@RexandTheChief) December 14, 2016His Airness’ line is a division of Nike, who outfits the Cowboys’ uniforms and gear. This season Jordan Brand debuted their first college football uniform kit with the University of Michigan.Will the grey and badge combo provide us a clue as to what the Cowboys’ Alamo Bowl duds will look like? We’ll have to wait and see.last_img read more

Live Chat Transcript: Let’s Talk About Oklahoma State Recruiting

first_imgHey all, Kyle Boone and Kyle Porter chatted about recruiting, Mike Gundy, Marcus Arroyo and the irrationality starting to seep in when it comes to college basketball. You can take a look at the transcript below in the comments section. Thanks to everyone for stopping by! While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Quotebook: Gundy Calls Oklahoma State Defense ‘Unbelievable’

first_img“The defense was unbelievable,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy told the Oklahoman during the postgame celebration. And he was right. Gundy would go on to say plenty more about the Pokes’ dominance on the defensive side of the ball in his postgame press conference. Here are a few of the best quotes.Mason Rudolph on the night“I think this is definitely going to help propel us into the off-season, keep us high, encourage us to have a great off-season mentally and physically, really get after it.“Tonight I think we just executed. Kind of got a little bit of a bitter taste out of our mouth. I told the guys pregame, Let’s let all the frustration out. Really executed well. These guys here, heck of a job on defense. It was almost a shutout until the end.”Rudolph on the double pass from Chris Carson“Yeah, we practiced that a lot throughout bowl prep. Chris made a great play. Kind of some leakage there. He did a good job of getting it to me. We ran that a couple years ago at the Cactus Bowl. Got a lot further than we did then. That was fun. Fun to pull out one of those trick plays and execute it well.“In hindsight, I probably should have hurdled him. I don’t know if I got that in the tank.”Head Coach Mike Gundy on the defense“They’re being humble on defense. Basically what we asked them to do a month ago was to come out and be physical and stay on the attack, pressure the quarterback and hit hard. That’s what we asked them to do, that’s what they did. Then defensively I challenged them the first practice in a meeting to blitz, to attack, to be aggressive, to be the most physical team on the field. That’s what they did tonight. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it didn’t. But it worked for us tonight.”Rudolph on the Gatorade bath whiff“‘Big Daddy’ over here, he kind of evaded the Gatorade dump. It kind of pissed me off. He saw us, got away at the last second.“It was fun, man. I think only winning the Cactus Bowl a couple years ago, just playing in a bigger bowl with more fans, playing in a hometown with Sterns, Vincent, it was a home feel. We had a great crowd showing. That’s what you play for, what you work for all year, those moments when you get to look up at the balloons and just think about what it took to get here.”Gundy on avoiding the bath“The mullet kind of blocks the view. When you’re as small as I am, you play at this level, you have to learn to avoid contact at all times. Eyes in the back of your head helps. Mason is bigger. He could take more hits than I could.”James Washington on 2017“I think it just sets us up to do greater things. We have Marcell and all of our weapons back. I’m looking forward to coming out next year and doing the same thing, hopefully ending with a great outcome.”Gundy on Washington’s big night“Colorado has six guys on defense that are going to get a chance to be in the NFL, whether it’s drafted or in a free agency, whatever. There are six guys being evaluated by the NFL.“I can’t speak for them. I’m just guessing. Two of the deep balls were right there in front of me on our sidelines. James just ran right by that guy. Maybe they underestimated how fast he is. The one he dropped… He just blew right by him. It just worked for us.”Gundy on 2017“It certainly stimulates a lot of excitement with the players, the fans, the recruiting, the overall concept. Chances are you’re talking about a team that’s going to finish top 10 in the country. Double-digit wins for five of the last seven years. At some point in the top 10 in the country seven of the last nine years.“A win like this doesn’t guarantee anything, but it certainly means a lot for the seniors, the organization and the people that put a lot of time and effort into success.”Colorado QB Sefo Liufau on the night“The game sucked. It’s kind of obvious. I don’t know what you guys want me to say. It’s pretty frustrating the way kind of things happened. Just didn’t come out with all things firing. I think in the beginning we moved the ball a lot as an offense but weren’t able to capitalize.“Like I always say, it falls back on me, not being able to get the ball going, not being able to get the drives finished. Just a tough one overall.”Colorado Coach Mike MacIntyre on Rudolph2Washington“He made some great catches. We were in good position. Quarterback made some good back shoulder throws. He’s a good player. He’s done that all year long. He’s an excellent football player.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Baker Mayfield Arrested on Four Counts Including Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested on Friday night in Fayetteville, AR, according to multiple media reports, for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing, and resisting arrest.Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield arrested in Arkansas. pic.twitter.com/KpQDCdZ6hK— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) February 25, 2017Mayfield fled from the cops before getting tackled (!) by an Arkansas policeman. The social media reaction was pretty incredible.last_img read more

What Mike Gundy Is Looking For With His Backup QB Competition

first_imgOn Monday, Mike Gundy held his first press conference of the year as his team opened spring camp. The topics spanned from Central Michigan to pulling out his wallet to make wagers about Dana Holgorsen (which … who hasn’t?)One of his more telling comments gave us some insight into what he has planned for the Cowboy offense and how he sees the backup quarterback competition shaking out.“We would like to come up with a package like we had with J.W. (Walsh) for one of them,” said Gundy. “I would like to do that forever if we had the option, but we didn’t have that person last year.”The need for a more effective option in the red zone is real. Last season, the Cowboys averaged 4.52 points per red-zone attempt — third-worst over the last nine years — and down from 4.75 in 2015 (when they had J.W. Walsh). Whether that is personnel or execution, it’s hard to argue with the numbers.And it appears Gundy already has his eye set on a couple of candidates.“I think we have a couple of guys that meet that criteria and that could be successful in that style of play,” Gundy said. “What that will do is give them some added reps in practice and games and potentially help us solidify who will be the No. 2 guy. (Keondre) Wudtee obviously has had a great offseason and (John) Kolar has had a great offseason.”Kolar is a mobile option with the ball in his hands and has packed on some muscle since arriving in Stillwater two years ago.“John is a lot different than what people think,” said Gundy. “He came in at about 130 pounds, jokingly. He looked like he was about 130 pounds, but his body has developed and he looks like he may be able to fit that role.”“We’re looking to establish a backup quarterback and maybe somebody that can be a short-yardage guy for us.”Presumably Wudtee or Kolar would fill the short-yardage role. If the two roles are different, I think that means we can semi-confidently pencil in Taylor Cornelius as the true No. 2 to back up Mason Rudolph, at least pending some developments this spring. I don’t think there’s any doubt Mike Gundy wants to keep Jelani Woods’ redshirt intact, given the opportunity.Just because Wudtee is a candidate for the J.W. role, doesn’t mean he can’t spin it which could be an intriguing twist on the red-zone QB thing.R-Fr. QB Keondre Wudtee’s release looking much more refined in year two with the program. pic.twitter.com/5XFNyQpMRL— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) March 6, 2017He’s a big man.Gundy was asked about his true freshman QB and where he expects him to be physically — after a presumed redshirt year.“Maybe 270 pounds or so”, said Gundy. “He’s at 253 right now. He’s a big man.”He is big, especially for a quarterback. The tallest NFL quarterback in history was Dan McGwire at 6-foot-8 and he was 240 pounds when he was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 1991. Woods is 6’7 and already at 253 according to his head coach.Gundy lauded Woods for making it through the offseason running program held by Rob Glass, even admitting he would have quit had he been put through such strenuous training.Woods may be the quarterback of the future at OSU, but this spring is all about getting reps for all of the QBs on the roster.“There is never enough reps to go around for the quarterback position though,” Gundy said “because unlike those other positions there’s only one guy out there.”The good news for Gundy is that the talent at the most important position on the field may be as deep as he’s ever had at OSU. Let’s just hope they all stick around.“What’s encouraging about Wudtee, Kolar and even on a short note with Jelani (Woods) is that they’re extremely competitive,” said Gundy.Even when it comes to being more vocal.Cool teaching moment for Jelani Woods. Gotta teach the youngsters to speak up (turn up volume). pic.twitter.com/E6hNFX7WY5— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) March 6, 2017 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Cal Graduate Transfer Offensive Lineman Cuts List to 3

first_imgUniversity of Cal-Berkley graduate transfer Aaron Cochran has cut his list to three schools and is down to Oklahoma State, Auburn and Texas Tech according to ESPN’s Jake Trotter. The 6-foot-8 350 pound offensive tackle would have had his third offensive line coach in four years at Cal if he would have stayed, and now he will seek a school to play his final year of eligibility.Cochran played in 28 games and started 16 over the last three years for Cal. In 2016, he played in 11 games with a career-high 10 starts at left tackle. Cochran is on track to earn his bachelor’s degree from Cal in interdisciplinary studies in May.Marcus Arroyo, OSU’s now former ace recruiter, was part of the Cal staff that recruited him and his brother to the school. That was the connection that landed OSU an inside track with him. And while Arroyo is coaching at Oregon, Cochran is clearly still interested in the Cowboys. There is no public timetable for his decision, but expect it to come before the summer so he can enroll and prepare for the upcoming season. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Oklahoma State Launches Mason Rudolph Heisman Campaign in April

first_img#MA2ON holds the key. pic.twitter.com/8joL1dI4Le— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) April 13, 2017The “key” is to step back two letters on all the words which spells out “Mason Rudolph for Heisman” which I’m sure all of you already figured out (it took me a while! sad!)And here is the video.Rudolph has some of the better odds in the country right now, according to Bovada. He is the seventh-highest QB on this list behind those from USC, Louisville, Alabama, Washington and FSU. I’m guessing Baker Mayfield is not on the list for now because we don’t know if or for how long he could be suspended (if at all). When he debuts, he will almost certainly also be ahead of Rudolph.Sam Darnold: 5-1Lamar Jackson: 6-1Bo Scarbrough: 6-1Jalen Hurts: 9-1J.T. Barrett: 9-1Saquon Barkley: 12-1Jake Browning: 12-1Deondre Francois: 14-1Mason Rudolph: 16-1Derrius Grice: 16-1Nick Chubb: 16-1 Just before the 2017 Spring Game, Oklahoma State launched a Heisman campaign for QB1, and it’s a good one. Normally, it seems like stuff like this doesn’t develop until the summer or fall ball starts, but OSU is getting out ahead of things this year, and that’s a good move.Back in 2011, they paired Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon together as a Heisman package (Weeden2Blackmon). That was probably never going to work because of the nature of one guy stealing votes from the other. Plus, the Heisman is more of a QB-specific award now than it was six years ago. Nine of the last 11 winners have been QBs and five of the six since 2011.The campaign Oklahoma State launched is both curious and well-done. They tweeted a pair of photos to pique our interest and released a killer video. I’m in on this. It’s thoughtful and deserved for the Pokes’ senior signal-caller (can we believe he’s a senior?!)Here are the photos. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.center_img Can you crack the code? pic.twitter.com/kWnqiJNaqL— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) April 13, 2017last_img read more