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Blog Posts: Culture

As analytics are embedded more and more deeply into processes and systems that we interact with, they now directly impact us far more than in the past. No longer constrained to providing marketing offers or assessing the risk of a…
It’s pretty clear that smart machines—computers and robots that can digest information, make recommendations and decisions, and take informed actions—are going to be a significant factor in the workplace of the future. In some areas, like insurance underwriting, credit decisions,…
A few months back I was having a conversation with a colleague of mine, Brad Elo. We were discussing the importance of operationalizing analytic processes and the need for the use of repeatable and standardized components to enable success. As…
I named this post, “What Does It Mean to Be a Chief Analytics Officer,” because the CAO role has a certain titular appeal. However, it’s sometimes the case that those who lead analytics functions for their organizations don’t have that…
Change is hard for most organizations and individuals. Change that goes against historical cultural norms is even harder. In today’s fast moving business world, organizations have to change at a more rapid pace than ever before. Within the company I…
It’s a classic scenario. Two people meet at a party. They chat and then exchange information. However, they never speak or meet again. It is as though the contact information was never exchanged. So, what happened? Was there never intent…
In January, The Economist revealed the results of a major study aimed at identifying how businesses that are successful at being data-driven differ from those that are not.Some of the findings are quite expected, and there are a few surprises.…
Last year I spoke at GE’s “Minds + Machines” event in Chicago. The event was both a product-oriented conference from a leading vendor in the emerging “industrial internet” category, and a fascinating example of how a big company like GE…
The press and blogosphere are full of references to “The Internet of Things” (TIoT) or even “The Internet of Everything.” It’s great to connect inanimate objects to the Internet, of course. But that’s only a first step in terms of…