I am sure there will be even more clever labels for what happened at the end of the Oscar ceremony on February 26th. Sure you could say anyone can make a mistake – but let’s put that in perspective.
Just going off this list, 24 awards were given out during the show. So over the course of ~100 years of Oscars, that’s one error in about 2,400 awards. If you watch this TEDx talk about the amount of information that’s out there about each of us – to the tune of about 150,000 pieces of information about us every day, one error per 2,400 is a horrible track record.
The good news is that companies are getting really smart about data analytics. Companies like Uptake, Loop (Litmus Automation), and now Concentric IoT (stealth mode, I am told) are helping to collect, and understand data. And when you align those solutions with the identity management solutions of a company like AuthenticID – breaches like what happened at the Oscars will be all but impossible.
My guess is that next year there will be a different process in place as they hand out the next set of 24 awards.
If you have questions about big data, IoT, machine learned, and identity management – let me know.