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Blog Posts: Data

The most important factor in determining if a given data science project will succeed or fail in a business environment is not the quality of the results. In an ideal world, that would be the case, but unfortunately it isn’t…
Not long ago, the role of Data Scientist was what most companies wanted to discuss with me in terms of roles they needed to understand and add to their organizations. Then, the role of Data Engineer became a big topic…
Modern life has been good for those who understand and can develop analytics. From sexto soccer, data and algorithms are having an increasing impact on how important decisions are made. This has led to rapidly-growing employment for those with analytical…
While open source software has been around for decades, its adoption level and breadth of focus have exploded in recent years. Most companies now make regular use of open source software - and that usage is increasing. However, there…
Portland, Ore. (Dec. 11, 2018) – International Institute for Analytics (IIA) leaders Bill Franks, Tom Davenport and Bob Morison revealed their list of 2019 analytics predictions and priorities for data-driven enterprises. Pressing topics include ethics, unique data, artificial intelligence, security,…
In a previous blog, I discussed how Artificial Intelligence (AI) today merely has specific intelligence as opposed to generalized intelligence. This means that an AI process can appear quite intelligent within very specific bounds yet fall apart if the…
It goes without saying that the analytics and data science space is undergoing change at an unprecedented pace. At the same time, many organizations have a lot of people who are still working in the same way using the…
Everyone who has lived within the world of analytics has seen cases where different parts of a business have made use of slightly differing definitions of core business metrics. Sometimes these differences lead to only minor and non-material disagreement.…
One of my typical activities in May is to teach the Analytics Academy, a short program offered to Harvard Ph.D. students and graduates from the School of Arts and Sciences. The session is offered through the Office of Career Services…