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Blog Posts by David Alles

IIA has been performing analytics maturity and capability assessment for over five years. IIA’s analytics maturity assessment scores companies against the 5 Stages of Analytics Maturity originally introduced by Tom Davenport and Jeanne Harris in their book, “Competing on Analytics:…
Last week, IIA attended the O’Reilly AI Conference (#TheAIConf) in New York City. The O’Reilly AI Conference continues to provide an informative and comprehensive overview of artificial intelligence and its accelerating transition from research to industrialization. Sessions covered a broad…
IIA recently attended the Strata Data Conference in New York City where several of the presenters discussed using agile development processes for analytics work. Many organizations struggle with implementing agile or don’t see the expected results because they treat agile…
Last week, IIA attended the O’Reilly Strata Data Conference (@StrataData) in New York City. The conference tagline was “Make Data Work” and it provided a comprehensive overview of continued innovation in the big data and analytics ecosystems.Session topics ranged…
Everyone seems to agree that analytics, AI and Big Data are changing the world and that cloud computing is accelerating the adoption of these technologies. Combined, they are disrupting traditional business models and creating new market opportunities. If you are…
This week, IIA attended The AI Conference presented by O’Reilly Media and Intel AI (#TheAIConf) in New York City. The conference tagline was “Put AI to Work” and it provided an informative and comprehensive overview of the current state…
The first week of March Madness is complete. 68 teams have been whittled down to 16 and the potential winners of many office pools have already been decided. It is estimated that Americans will play over 70 million brackets…
2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Hadoop. I recently attended Strata + Hadoop World (“Strata”) in New York City from September 26-29, 2016 and the size and scope of this show certainly reflect the growth and mainstream…