Data and the Meaning of Life According to Monty Python

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What does “life” mean for data, and why should anyone care? I’ve been insistent that neither the technology nor the analytics function manages the entire lifecycle of data and how that creates a critical gap, like in this blog here. This poses the question of what we mean by a “data lifecycle” and subsequently, whether data has “life” at all. The data lifecycle Clearly, we have applied the idea of life to many things that are not alive in the biological sense. I think we know data is not biologically alive. But we do not think of it as something…...

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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.