Generally speaking, there are two kinds of companies in the world: data rich and data poor. The richest of the data rich (Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, etc.) are easy to name. But you don't need to be at the top of this list to use data to create value. You need to have the tools in place to turn information (data) into action -- that's what the data rich do that the data poor and the data middle class do not.
I spent the week at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), which is presented in conjunction with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and it was awesome! The $31 billion kitchen and bath industry brings together the world's best designers, craftspeople and technologists in ways that truly impact our daily lives.