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Build the data refinery: Because cities run on data

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“Data is the new oil!” Mathematician and IT architect Clive Humby seems to have been the first to coin the phrase in 2006 where he helped Tesco develop from a fledgling UK retail chain to an intercontinental titan that only rivaled the likes of Walmart and Carrefour, through the use of data. This was done with the Tesco loyalty program that pioneered offers targeted to particular segments. Several people have reiterated the concept subsequently. But the realization did not really hit prime time until The Economist in May 2017 claimed that data had surpassed oil as the most valuable resource.

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Lisdorf, A. (2020). Build the data refinery: Because cities run on data. In: Demystifying Smart Cities. Apress, Berkeley, CA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5377-9_9

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