Tag "Advanced Analytics"
In March, I attended the WSJ CIO conference in San Francisco and the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) ignited the most passionate discussions. I was surprised how many people were in the Steve Wozniak (“the future is scary and very bad for people”) and Elon Musk (“the biggest existential threat to mankind”) camps. I think... more
People continue to invest with big data analytics to better serve customers and gain the upper hand in their markets. But how can these investments pay off? It’s not there isn’t enough money flowing into big data analytics. A recent survey of 417 companies, released by Gartner, finds that more than three-quarters of 437 companies... more
Machine learning has specific advantages when dealing with large sets of data, especially big data. Finding reliable solutions in a speedy manner matter more in real-life scenarios, not always finding the perfect solution. Algorithms leveraging the machine learning techniques can enable such discovery and help organizations take advantage of disruptive trends ahead of others.
Decision ready organizations must develop a competence in data management. The past focus on applications has resulted in hard-to-access data silos. New technologies for analytics are causing some organizations to create new data silos in the search for speed for that particular project. If your organization is serious about being a leader in analytics, it is time to put the focus required into leading-edge data management tools and practices to fuel insight delivery.
Let’s face it, building a Data Governance program is no overnight task. As one CDO puts it: ”data governance is a marathon, not a sprint”. Why? Because data governance is a complex business function that encompasses technology, people and process, all of which have to work together effectively to ensure the success of the initiative.... more
I have two kids. In school. They generate a remarkable amount of paper. From math worksheets, permission slips, book reports (now called reading responses) to newsletters from the school. That’s a lot of paper. All of it is presented in different forms with different results – the math worksheets tell me how my child is... more