Making the business case for a chief data officer

Why It Matters The right CDO can help firms reap the benefits of data-informed decision-making. Here’s what your data chief should do for your organization. Companies are doing more than paying lip service to data-driven decision-making these days; many have added a chief data officer to their already crowded executive ranks. But the question remains […]

What is a Data Mesh — and How Not to Mesh it Up

A beginner’s guide to implementing the latest industry trend: a data mesh. Ask anyone in the data industry what’s hot these days and chances are “data mesh” will rise to the top of the list. But what is a data mesh and why should you build one? Inquiring minds want to know. In the age […]

Automation of the Data Lifecycle: Focus on Data Storage

A deeper look into just how automation adds value at each of the phases of the data lifecycle and how automation at this level impacts the business (data) consumer. In our first article, “Improve Data Lifecycle Efficiency with Automation,” we discussed how and where automation takes place throughout the data lifecycle.  We discussed each phase and […]

5 Things to Look for in Your Next Data Science Platform

Finding the right data science tools is paramount if your team is to discover business insight. Here are five things to look for when you search for your next data science platform. If you are old enough to have grown up with the Looney Tunes cartoons, you probably remember watching clips of Wile E. Coyote […]

6 Trends in Data and Artificial Intelligence for 2021 and Beyond

Why It Matters The gap is widening between data leaders and data laggards. From external data to customer experience analytics, this is what leaders are focusing on. The last year has shown the value of innovative uses of data and analytics, as companies shifted to accommodate rapidly changing circumstances. At the same time, other firms […]

The Future of Machine Learning: Models as APIs

Creating a successful machine learning model is extremely difficult and expensive. Providing the model as a service to other businesses may recoup part of the cost. Making the World Better, One Small Model at a Time After some time in the field of machine learning, nearly everyone realizes that accurate models are terribly hard to […]

Continuous Intelligence: Strategy, Technology, or Both?

Continuous intelligence (CI) is a strategic capability that integrates key technology elements to deliver real-time guidance on operational problems. If your organization has moved to technology concepts such as automation, AIOps, DevOps and multi-cloud management – or plans to – be aware of another key strategy, continuous intelligence. What is continuous intelligence (CI)? A web […]

Data, Analytics, and Insights: The Difference and the Meaning

Understanding how to differentiate between data, analytics, and insights and how they work. Data. Analytics. Insights. These three are the most important food for the soul of business today. The current scenario is more transformational and technology-dependent, where data is known as the digital currency. Data is driving business intelligence through advanced analytics and by […]

Digital Transformation Requires Redefining Role of Data Governance

I’m overjoyed to announce the release of my latest book “The Economics of Data Analytics, and Digital Transformation.”  The book takes many of the concepts discussed in this blog to the next level of pragmatic, actionable detail.  Thanks for your support! Organizations have a tragic mismatch between their investments in managing and governing data versus their investments in monetizing data. Organizations […]

Harnessing Business Analytics Capabilities To Improve Decision Making

How the quality of business decision making enables companies to adapt to the changing environment? The arrival of digitization across diverse industries has put immense pressure on business decision-makers to improve their overall performance. With companies generating huge amounts of data than ever before, they also come under pressure to derive valuable insights. However, the […]