Want to make money with your data?

Please join xLab 
for a free breakfast discussion

Stephan Liozu, agent of disruption and author of the book, Data Monetization,
will share insight on how companies first need to design a value model and then create the technology around it.
Friday, February 22, 2019
8:00-9:30 am

Room 02, Peter B. Lewis Building
11119 Bellflower Road,
Cleveland, OH 44106

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If you cannot be there in person, you can also sign up here for a live stream video.


Stephan Liozu will discuss how companies scramble to invest in IoT, AI, other digital investments because the digital revolution promises trillions of dollars in created value by 2030. Yet most companies struggle to monetize the data from those investments.

Proving the point, Cisco reported that 60% of IoT Initiatives stall in the Proof of Concept phase and that only 26% of companies have had an IoT initiative that they consider a success. In 2017, Siemens also revealed that less than a fifth (18%) of surveyed companies analyze more than 60% of production data they collect.

Finally, Simon-Kucher & Partners (SKP) reports that 3 out of 4 firms that invested in digitalization in the past 3 years fail in their efforts due to the lack of monetization strategies, a focus on the wrong priorities, lack of customer intimacy, and neglect of digital pricing best practices. In fact, only 18% of these firms are true digital heroes.

Win a $50 Amazon gift card for participating in mobile app survey


I am conducting a lab-based study to explore user attitudes toward a new mobile phone application. You may be eligible to participate in this study if you have a part-time/full-time job and use a smartphone. Participants will firstly be introduced to the new mobile application that is being developed and then asked to complete a survey. The whole session is expected to last about an hour. All participants will receive a $50 Amazon gift card at the end of the session.

Please hurry up! Seats are limited. If you have any questions concerning the study, please contact Ermira Zifla at ermira@temple.edu

not all profits are evil

In the midst of job loss and recession, Apple reports a blowout earning and people are ecstatic. Goldman Sach also announced a nearly record earning and plan to set aside tens of billions for bonus and everyone call them greedy. One makes real stuffs and make money. The other create a delusion of value and make money. That’s the difference.

Think again when you take shower next time

There are some things it is better just not to think about. Like the 10,000 bacteria you inhale with each breath in the average office building. Or the 10 million bacteria in each glass of tap water. Microbiologists have now added something else to the list of things too gross to contemplate: the deluge of bacteria that hit your face and flow deep into your lungs in the morning shower.

via www.nytimes.com

The solution? Run the water at least 30 seconds before you step into the shower. I also wonder how many bacteria leave on the shower curtain at my gym…