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Thomas Couronné is a Senior Scientist at Telenor Research, where he is exploring new ways to empower consumers by transforming big Telco data into tangible, affordable information.

He has extensive knowledge of quantitative sociology, and applies advanced design methods to unfold individual and collective behaviors.

He holds a PhD in Cognitive Sciences (2007) from Institut national polytechnique de Grenoble, France.

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1. What do telcom companies use Big Data for?
a. Understanding the customer
b. Automating coffee machines
c. Managing pets

2. What are the “three Vs” of Big Data?
a. Vampires, Voice, Voodoo
b. Volume, Velocity, and Variety
c. Vision, Value, Visualisation

3. Approximately how much data exists
online today?
a. 5 million terabytes
b. 6 million chocolatebytes
c. 1.2 million telcobytes

4. Approximately, how many megabytes are in a petabyte?
a. 2
b. 1 billion
c. Gazillion
5. Between 2012 and 2013, people wishing each other Happy New Year drove a surge in smartphone data by what percentage?
a. 1%
b. 2%
c. 500%

6. How much data does the Internet carry each day?
a. 6 petabytes
b. 10 gigabytes
c. 1,826,000 terabytes

7. 48 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, resulting in nearly
a. 8 years of content every day
b. 2 “Titanic” full-length films
c. 10 new comments

8. What percentage of organizations now have a data scientist on staff?
a. 100%
b. 95%
c. 25%

9. The Indian government’s Big Data project named Aadhar has ambitions of becoming the world’s largest biometric database by 2014. It has an objective of capturing what percentage of the India’s population?
a. 5%
b. 50%
c. 100%

10. Every two years, the world’s data is multiplied by
a. 2
b. 50
c. 100


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