Topic "Solution"

Analytics Results May Reflect the Wrong Definition of Success

Everyone wants their businesses to become data-driven enterprises. The potential rewards are to compelling to ignore – including improved visibility into customers, markets and operations, the ability to predict what’s coming, and new paths to innovation. However, as with all good things, there’s a risky side as well – namely, that business leaders may drink... more

Defining the Role of Chief Data Officer (CDO): Process and Data Ownership

*Guest post by Barry Green, Chief Data Officer (Interim) at Bank of Ireland Policy Next Steps Many assume that the Chief Data Officer’s (CDO) policy and data management are relatively well understood. This broadly includes governance, quality and controls, modelling & architecture, usage & flows and key domains. It is the ‘how’, which causes the issues. This... more

The Factory of the Future is Fueled by Data

For years, the big data and data analytics revolutions have been associated with offices – the tools and platforms of executives, analysts and knowledge workers. But in the background, big data and data analytics has been gradually building capabilities in another critical part of the enterprise – the factory floor. Data-driven transformation is playing a... more

For Data Analytics to Go Mainstream, Cultures Need to Change

There is now an array of powerful technology poised to transform every organization on earth into lean, mean, data analytics-driven machines – if they let it. That’s the challenge we have before us – getting the organization on board with the promises of data analytics. A recent survey of 314 senior executives across a range... more

Before We March Into AI, Let’s Make Sure Our Data is Good

There’s been quite a bit of buzz and investment in cognitive computing, and all its associated pieces – machine learning, natural language processing and deep learning. It’s good to see that the AI concept has finally gained traction, as it has been the subject of excitement on and off for three decades now. Each AI... more

Cloud Data Management: Transformation starts with putting value on your data

Executive support is vital to any digital transformation. My last few posts have noted this as we’ve covered the vision, strategy, and roadmapping for a transformative cloud journey. “Executive support” is a vague phrase, so let’s look at it more closely: The business buys into a plan because the plan is good for business—it has... more

The 7 Qualities of Inspired Data Analytics Cultures

Many pundits and analysts alike are extolling the virtues of a data analytics-driven culture. An organization illuminated in the glow of data analytics is sure to outpace all competitors, while devising the next wave of cool products and services. But, what, exactly, should a data analytics-driven culture look like? It’s important to be able to... more

It Takes Data to Delight Your Customers

Digital transformation is what everybody wants, but there are many views on what constitutes a “digital transformation.” Is it online services? Is it a social enterprise? Is it legacy transformation? Is it an analytics-driven enterprise? The definition of digital enterprise may be all of the above, or maybe one of the above. What really matters... more

The Cloud Roadmap: Where Your Vision Gets Real

In recent posts, I’ve discussed the process of establishing an organizational vision and strategy for cloud technology. Once you’ve established a solid, supported, long-term strategy it’s time to get tactical and the bridge between strategy and tactical implementation is your roadmap. Everyone gets roadmaps as a metaphor and that a roadmap is a detailed guide... more