conversation about maximising value from customer insight

Is that tempting technology really useful to your business?

Unless it proves useful to your business, it was a distraction. Recent posts have focussed on advice when using Data Science or Data Visualisation. Now it’s time we returned to focussing on commercial realities. One lesson, I learned as a senior customer insight leader, was not to get distracted by what one CEO called “hobbies”. By that, he meant ideas, passions or technical innovations that, whilst interesting, are not relevant.. Read More

Are your interactive data visualisations working for you or your users?

How are your interactive data visualisations working for you or your users? I ask as there have been a number of useful posts published by Data Viz experts recently that suggest all is not well in the world of interactivity. So, building on our recent themes of Data Visualisation and Data Science, I’ll spend this post exploring how well interactive data visualisations work. If hardly anyone is using them, is.. Read More

On the Bank Holiday, here’s a variety of topics for Insight Leaders

Sitting at my desk on a Bank Holiday, before taking a break, I’ve been reflecting on a variety of topics for Insight Leaders. One of the reasons I found Customer Insight Leadership such a rewarding career and still find it fascinating to help such leaders, is the diversity. One day your focus may need to be on improving specific Analytics skills, or complex Data problems, the other it could be.. Read More

Questionable practices by Data Scientists – where do you stand?

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should; this is perhaps the simplest way to introduce questionable practices. Last year we posted on the desire amongst many data scientists to achieve social good through their work. As for all disciplines, there is also a potential “dark side“ to the capabilities of data scientists. So firms have or still do seek to use data as a weapon or persist with questionable.. Read More

Beyond the coding, here are some personal Data Science stories

I hope you’ve found this month’s Data Science content to be useful, as I’d also like to share with you some personal Data Science stories. To complement the technical resources I’ve shared recently, it’s important to also focus on the people side. Customer Insight Leader exists to encourage and inform more holistic customer insight leaders, covering the disciplines of data, analytics & research, as well as the requisite leadership skills… Read More

Mango share some keys to Data Science readiness

Following on from our series on programming languages, I’m delighted to introduce a guest post on Data Science readiness. Having the strategy or aspiration to make use of Data Science is one thing, executing it effectively is another. Too many businesses I know have hired data scientists without really knowing what to do with them or what they need to succeed. So, I’m pleased to introduce a new guest blogger… Read More

Data Science programming languages: (3) Resources for Julia

As promised, I’m returning to our series covering data science programming languages, this time-sharing resources for Julia. My first introduction to the Julia language, was mentions at R or Python events, that “the cool kids are writing in Julia these days“. Now, bloggers are always in danger of being on the look out for something topical or trendy, but further investigation revealed that Julia is indeed a useful language with.. Read More