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Data Visualisation excellence, my faves from #IIBAwards 2018

Data Visualisation excellence

This time of year we have another opportunity to celebrate excellence in data visualisation, at the IIB 2018 awards. The Information Is Beautiful (IIB) awards have been running since 2012. Originally created by Data Viz pioneer & artist David McCandless.  His excellent Information is Beautiful blog works well with sponsor Kantar Media. Together they have done a good job of highlighting some of the best data visualisers of 21st century.

Audio interviews with Customer Insight Leaders: (6) Ryan den Rooijen

Continuing our series of audio interviews with customer insight leaders, this time it was Ryan den Rooijen. Ryan leads Dyson’s Global Data Services organisation, who work on transforming the company’s analytical capabilities. From manufacturing to marketing, their work spans the breadth of Dyson. Previously, Ryan spent four and a half years at Google, where he led the development of the global sales analyst curriculum. Most of his work involves the.. Read More

Audio interviews with Customer Insight Leaders: (4) Gwilym Morrison

Gwilym Morrison interview

Time for another of our audio interviews, with senior Customer Insight Leaders, this time it’s Gwilym Morrison. A great conversation with Gwilym, who leads Data Science at Royal London Group. So, a good opportunity to complement the data, BI & analytics focus of leaders interviewed already. This time we get to hear the perspective of a Data Science leader. Gwilym has both practitioner & leadership experience and shares honestly from.. Read More

Do you need a Data Science Product Manager in your team?

Product Manager

I mentioned in a debrief from the latest Data Leaders Summit, the rise of the Product Manager role within Data Science teams. This was one of a couple of themes that took me by surprise. Over recent years I’ve become used to hearing about need for more Data Engineers or Analysts to complement Data Scientists. But the focus on Product Managers & product development life-cycles was a new one on.. Read More

AI misdescription and real world applications from Asia

AI misdescription

In between blogging, from the two events I recommended, let’s return to the challenge of AI misdescription. As I shared in my review of Tony Boobier’s new book, he calls out the problem of mis-labelled AI. That is analytics or even BI applications being called AI, mainly because it is fashionable. Below, Tony returns as a guest blogger, to not only confirm that this is still the case, but also.. Read More

Data Leaders Summit 2018 – debrief on the grand finale

Data Leaders Summit 2018

Let’s continue my debrief from chairing the Data Leaders Summit 2018 in Barcelona. It has been impressive that, even after a late night of consuming beverages, attendance & participation has still been high. Data Leaders are clearly a hardy bunch! All joking aside, the quality of both the speakers & audience questions have shown why this event is worth attending. Plus, the mix of keynotes, interviews, panels & workshops have.. Read More