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Data Science – Tools and Methods: Practitioner Perspectives

April 20, 2017

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Data Science – Tools and Methods: Practitioner Perspectives Erasmus University Rotterdam lecture to Masters of Business and Information Management (BIM) students for Big Data and Business Analytics class. Wednesday, April 12th, 2017.  

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Getting Data Right

March 23, 2017

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Brief coverage of and link to O’Reilly ebook ‘Getting Data Right’

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Why BI projects fail – and the role of Data Architect

March 22, 2016

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Originally posted on viveksingh36:
During my long stint as business intelligence professional, I have seen many projects fail and of course, smelled some success. Let’s see what is common among successful projects and the unsuccessful ones. Organisation Structure: Unlike other IT  engineering projects, Business Intelligence projects need strong business interface – a make or break for BI project.…

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Data Science Brazil

March 12, 2016

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Reaching out to the international data science community, I would like to take an opportunity to congratulate my colleague and co-data science advocate Higino Filho on the launch of Data Science Brazil.  Data Science Brazil fills a much needed gap by providing a top-notch data science and big data hub for training, recruitment, and consultancy […]

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Why is ‘data scientist’ a contentious title?

September 30, 2015

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The Organizational Brain

In my work and university lecturing, I speak with many senior leaders, experienced professionals, young professionals, and students, many interested in either hiring, transitioning into, or becoming a ‘data scientist’.  The title, however, is quite contentious. Why is this?  Essentially, there is a great deal of confusion related to this new field, and it will take some time […]

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Reblog: HBR ‘Simplify Your Analytics Strategy’

July 3, 2015

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SARK7: I often deal with companies interested in big data and analytics, but who are struggling to develop a strategy, especially the looming challenge of ‘where to start’.  This is good guidance on HBR on setting a foundation for your analytics strategy… Originally posted at Harvard Business Review by Narendra Mulani on June 15, 2015 […]

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Cognitive analytics: practitioner perspectives (RSM lecture)

April 29, 2015

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With a number of recent Hollywood films representing intelligent machines as either hero or villain, the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has attracted the imagination of the media and popular culture. On the practical engineering side, over the past decade humanity’s age-old dream of developing intelligent machines has experienced rapid development.  The prospect of expert […]

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Does organic food cause autism? Could Nicolas Cage movies make you more likely to drown? Six ways to misuse statistics

February 23, 2015

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Originally posted on Puff the Mutant Dragon:
Back in the 1940s before the polio vaccine was invented, the disease caused a lot of anxiety among parents of small children. How could you reduce your child’s risk of contracting this nasty illness? Some misguided public health experts apparently recommended avoiding ice cream, thanks to a study…

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Free Big Data Analytics Handbook

February 23, 2015

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Originally posted on Data Science 101:
Brian Liou from Leada was kind enough to provide a guest post about their latest handbook, The Data Analytics Handbook: Big Data Edition. Data Analytics Handbook Have you ever wondered what the deal was behind all the hype of “big data”? Well, so did we. In 2014, data science hit…

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HBR: The Discipline of Business Experimentation

January 1, 2015

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Link to Harvard Business Review article on experimentation and analytics in business settings https://hbr.org/2014/12/the-discipline-of-business-experimentation Soon after Ron Johnson left Apple to become the CEO of J.C. Penney, in 2011, his team implemented a bold plan that eliminated coupons and clearance racks, filled stores with branded boutiques, and used technology to eliminate cashiers, cash registers, and […]

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