Michiko Wolcott

  http://www.msightanalytics.com 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.

     



13 Stories by Michiko Wolcott

Making Your First Analytics Hire? Don’t Make It a Data Scientist

There is a disconnect that often exists when an organization is just getting started with analytics. One of the key factors is what and...
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Data: It takes a village, but the buck has to stop somewhere

I’ve said many times: too often, an existing function implicitly assumes data responsibilities in organizations that struggle with data management (for example, in this...
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Data and the Meaning of Life According to Monty Python

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

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...
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The Quality of Analytics Practice: Making It Happen

In my previous blog, “Who is looking after the quality of your analytics?”, I talked about what it meant to ensure the quality of...
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Who is looking after the quality of your analytics?

We talk a lot about using analytics to improve the quality of something else. But when was the last time you thought about the...
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How to Automate Analytics Professionals Out of Their Jobs

I would be a big fat liar if I say I have never wasted time. I’ve been unproductive and procrastinated plenty of times. I...
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Why “AI/ML” Will Land Me in Jail, and My Other Pet Peeves

I joke quite a bit about how I am annoyed by a lot of things. I do have a lot of pet peeves, especially...
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Three Imperatives for Successfully “Outsourcing” Analytics

I’ve been on the service provider side of analytics for my entire professional life. I’ve also been in leadership positions in which I’ve had...
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Learn Data Science in a Flash!?

I was a trained classical pianist in my previous professional life. Remember those infomercials claiming that you could learn to play the piano in...
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The Business Value Problem with Analytics

Analytics has a value problem. This is not new. In fact, we have been talking about this for decades. That notorious failure rate to...
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Please don’t let the data speak!

The world of data and analytics is full of misunderstanding and misinformation. Unfortunately, a lot of this is perpetuated not just by data laypersons...
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