Raising your Analytics IQ

Rapid innovation and productivity breakthroughs require an accelerated digital transformation strategy that brings together people, business processes, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and new human-to-machine interaction technologies. Stakeholders across the organization must commit to enhancing insight-driven decision-making capabilities, leading cultural changes and applying systematic approaches to optimize business intelligence and data warehouse environments. Cost savings should be leveraged to deploy advanced […]

From lakes to watersheds: A better approach to data management

As a data scientist, I have a vested interest in how data is managed in systems. After all, better data management means I can bring more value to the table. But I’ve come to learn, it’s not how an individual system manages data but how well the enterprise, holistically, manages data that amplifies the value […]

¿Por qué Big Data tiene tanta relevancia hoy en día?

Aunque demos por asumidas muchas de las tecnologías que utilizamos en nuestro día a día, en esta era del  conocimiento, a veces, conviene dar un paso atrás y recordar que vivimos un período único de oportunidades. Como recuerda  un artículo reciente de la revista Forbes, en el año 2020, cada ser humano generará cerca de […]

Pourquoi le big data est-il autant à la mode de nos jours ?

Il est facile de tomber dans le piège qui nous pousse à prendre pour acquises les technologies fantastiques que nous utilisons au quotidien dans notre monde axé sur le savoir et les données. Pourtant, il est parfois important de prendre un peu de recul et de nous rappeler à nous-mêmes que nous vivons vraiment une […]

Watching for speed bumps on the digital journey

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As your enterprise begins its digital journey, you may notice that, while development tools change, many of the design principles remain. The same is true for my area of expertise: performance engineering. Over the past decades, we have developed measurement, monitoring and alerting tools to ensure good performance on mainframes, minicomputers, client/server, Web and Web […]

Why big data is such a big deal now

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It can be easy to take for granted the amazing technologies we use every day just to function in our knowledge-driven world. Sometimes it’s important to take a step back and remind ourselves that we are truly living in a unique period of opportunity. According to a Forbes article, by the year 2020, every human […]

Places, perception, people and networks: What connects it all?

The world of social media is changing our sense of place, our perception of people and expanding the networks that connect us. At the beginning of February, I had more than 1,426 connections on Linkedin, 726 Twitter followers (small compared to the 6.6 million some people and bots have) and 23 blogs published in 2016 and 4 in 2017. Around 2,000 […]

Thoughts from a data scientist: Becoming competent may be easier than you think

The difference between a beginner and someone who is experienced is confidence, which seems circular because confidence is built through experience. But that is because we use “experienced” as a synonym for competence, and there is a misconception in the amount of experience needed to achieve competence. One of my favorite, favorite, favorite TEDx Talks […]

Constructing a continuum of trust in healthcare IT

Having spent the last 5 months firmly entrenched in the healthcare technology marketing sector, I’ve learned how important the word “continuum” is to patient care. Most often, it’s used in the context of “continuum of care,” referring to a seamless patient experience, regardless of where care is being dispensed. But that continuum of care can only work if […]

How to get started with machine learning in manufacturing

Smart machines are changing the way we manufacture. Machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence that gives machines the ability to learn without human help, creates new connections between manufacturing design and technologies like augmented reality. But it also changes the actual practice of manufacturing. Today, machine-learning technology is relatively easy to acquire, but getting started with real-world applications in manufacturing can be […]