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Fantastic Data Beasts and where to find them, plus what to pay them

Data Beasts

What are Data Beasts? Well, a topical idea, I was delighted to have, as another contribution from Francesco Corea. Francesco is currently a leading AI blogger, after many years as a consultant & advisor. We last heard from him with his review, of the InsureTech sector. In this post, Francesco shares, his perspective, on what it takes to be a good Data Scientist & how to become one. It’s interesting.. Read More

Real-Time Analytics – what a conversation starter

Following on from a great conversation last year, I was again asked to chair a table at the 2018 DataIQ “Discussion”. Instead of Customer Insight as a topic, on which I debriefed a year ago, this time the topic for my table was “Real-time Analytics”. It was encouraging to again see a good attendance from Data & Insight leaders, across many sectors. That was particularly impressive this year, as this.. Read More

Alan Turing Institute annual lecture – Better Living through Trusted Data

When Harry Powell shared, that he was planning to attend this year’s Alan Turing Institute annual lecture, I naturally asked him to blog for us. Harry is a very experienced Data Science leader, having created & led Data Science teams at several businesses, including Barclays. So, I was interested to learn more about his interest in a lecture from Prof. Sandy Pentland of MIT. As someone with a background in.. Read More

Why automating IoT needs rule elicitation, not just Data Science

Focusing on how to design & develop your teams, this month, reminded me of rule elicitation work I did over 20 years ago. We have previously focussed on the breadth of skills, including different technical skills, needed within an analytics team. As well as the modern passion for new role titles (Data Engineer, Data Journalist etc), it can be worth learning from the past. Back in the early 1990s, I.. Read More

Setting specific goals, as an Insight Leader, for 2019

specific goals

Happy New Year, it’s time to decide what your annual specific goals will be. For the last couple of years, I’ve shared a post recommending a system for setting goals & achieving them. However, a few conversations with insight leaders have reminded me that advice remains generic. What about which goals to set? As this blog aims to support Customer Insight Leaders, I want to also offer more specific advice.