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Hacking Disease and Death

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To address urgent global challenges over the next fifteen years, the United Nations began implementing a transformative plan of action by releasing its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This plan is based on 17 specific...
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Can Synthetic Data Solve Our Data Bias and Privacy Problems?

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Nicolai Baldin, founder and CEO of Synthesized.io, talks about the future of sharing data and the power of synthetic data. Synthetic data is a new solution for data sharing needs that’s secure and easier...
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Is this the time to change the systems that underpin society?

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Be the change that you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandhi Firstly, I want to thank the The5CsofBusiness, who inspired me to write this article on creating a better world by providing thought-provoking...
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Private Equity Investors Need to Keep Up With Data Analytics

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If you had a key that could unlock a shortcut to business achievement and professional success, wouldn’t you use it? The obvious answer would be yes, of course -- but today, some private equity...
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First Rule of Data: Don’t Talk About Data

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Fight Club knew the rules. Shame data doesn’t.  The easy way out is to point the finger at something you don’t understand. Data is usually that fall guy. We are repeatedly told that ‘data is the...
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Top Marketers Keep Customers in Mind

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Customers satisfied with the products or services a business provides are more likely to continue doing business with that company. The key is to maintain their constant flow to the enterprise.  Marketers who succeed have...
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Who is looking after the quality of your analytics?

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We talk a lot about using analytics to improve the quality of something else. But when was the last time you thought about the quality of the analytics themselves? For many people, unfortunately, this...
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The Quality of Analytics Practice: Making It Happen

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In my previous blog, “Who is looking after the quality of your analytics?”, I talked about what it meant to ensure the quality of analytics work. We readily speak of using analytics to improve...
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The Convergence of Mobile and Mobility

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Phones weren’t always smart. Once that changed, they became permanent fixtures in our day to day lives. Inspired by these course of events and in an effort to accommodate the collateral impact on car...
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Using Data Governance to Drive Self-Service Analytics

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The explosive growth of data shows no signs of stopping. In fact, the accumulated volume of data will reach 163 zettabytes by 2025. Recognizing the importance of data as valuable assets, companies are increasingly...
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The Role of Data Analytics in the Finance Industry

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The role of data analytics in the finance industry is profound and growing with each passing year. With data science, machine learning, and modeling, data analytics professionals can use these tools for organizations to...
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AI as A Catalyst for Data Governance

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“What is the fruit of these teachings? Only the most beautiful and proper harvest of the truly educated — tranquility, fearlessness, and freedom. We should not trust the masses who say only the free...
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Valuable lessons lead the way to digital success

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Blundering online amounts to digital marketing malpractice. Engaging the wrong way—or not at all—muffing search engine optimization and other miscues dig deep holes to climb out of.  Mistakes are bound to happen, but if you...
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Rehumanizing Data and Analytics

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I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with social media. I read what others have to say to be pissed off enough to be inspired to write in hopes of stirring up a...
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The Business Value Problem with Analytics

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Analytics has a value problem. This is not new. In fact, we have been talking about this for decades. That notorious failure rate to meet expectations from analytics has been stuck at 60-70% for as...
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Why “AI/ML” Will Land Me in Jail, and My Other Pet Peeves

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I joke quite a bit about how I am annoyed by a lot of things. I do have a lot of pet peeves, especially as I get older: Oxford commas, sweet tea that is...
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5 Principles for Business Value and Artificial Intelligence

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How to unlock business value with AI by focusing on user experience and enterprise value levers Extracting business value is hard. I mean really hard… And when it comes to advanced analytics that process is...
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Ronaldo Versus Ai-Robots Or Will Data Brokers Make Them One?

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It is safe to say that not in one hundred years will robots outperform future Ronaldos on the football fields. Not even with all the super-state-of-the-art AI integrated in those future robots. But does...
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Lessons From A Stroke — Can We Choose Our Way Into Better Healthcare?

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On Sunday July 5, 2020 my father had a hemorrhagic stroke that greatly paralyzed his right side and speech. He is a 78-year old who eats healthy, exercises regularly, had gone regularly for medical...
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Three Imperatives for Successfully “Outsourcing” Analytics

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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 to evaluate the pros and the cons of getting external...