I think I’m responsible for data… am I?

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It’s more times than I can count on one hand. A business or technology leader tells me they have a lot of good data they want to leverage. In the same breath, he/she tells me they have bad data! It does not take a data professional to see they can’t both be true if taken literally. But I get the underlying sentiment. Invariably, I find it reflects the lack of clarity about the true state of their data. In every single one of these cases, the conclusions from data assessment efforts have surprised them. Not so much because the assessment…...

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Michiko Wolcott Michiko is currently the managing partner and principal consultant of Msight Analytics, a management consulting firm specializing in data and analytics. Backed by 20 years of experience in analytical project execution and delivery, she has helped organizations of all sizes in the development of enterprise capability and effectiveness in data and analytics. She has led multi-national analytical consulting practices, with clients and colleagues from across the globe in financial services, media and communications, retail, healthcare, life sciences, public sector, as well as humanitarian response and disaster management, and has spoken at many industry conferences and forums. Her prior responsibilities include serving as the Lead Data Scientist at North Highland and leading the international analytics practice at Equifax as the Vice President of International Analytics. Michiko holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics from Florida State University among other degrees from Florida State University and the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.