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Which trends for 2017 should data & analytics leaders consider?

Despite the warnings from Tony, I am going to risk sharing viewpoints on trends for 2017 (this time in the world of data & analytics). However, as with our previous collection for research, this is not intended to be a definitive forecast (if that isn’t an oxymoron anyway). Rather, I’m sharing this content in order to prompt topics for data & analytics leaders to consider. So, if you are currently pulling together.. Read More

Why Mr Claus wants Big Data Analytics for Christmas

At this festive time of year, I’ve been scouring online for relevant seasonal wishes. Here is one such wish by Santa Claus, that also suits a few Customer Insight Leaders that I know. Reading several blogs, I was delighted to find that such a seasonal take on the need for data analytics was published by my friends at Mango software. Experts & local advocates in the use of R programming language for.. Read More

Tips from passionate Data Insight Leaders in Barcelona

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Attending the 2016 Data Insight Leaders Summit in Barcelona proved to be a very wise decision. Unlike so many buzzword-focussed events, this one actually did attract speakers & delegates who were data insight leaders. It also featured plenty of variety & interactive formats, to help delegates get fresh insights into their own data leadership challenges. My role was to chair Day Two of this event, together with the Sales &.. Read More

The best newsletters for tracking the Wider Insight World

Whilst we focus on events & applications of customer insight for businesses, what has been going on in the wider insight world? Here are a few posts that caught my eye this week, which I thought you might find useful. To help you further, I’ve decide it’s fairer to ‘open the kimono‘ & share how you can keep as up-to-date. The content I share below comes from just two consistently useful newsletters. It’s surprising how.. Read More

Say no to a Data Scientist, in a festival of webinars

It was a pleasure, yesterday, to take part in the latest Directors’ Club ‘festival of webinars’. This intriguingly entitled event spans 12 days, with an hour-long webinar each day. Each webinar includes two speakers, under the theme for the festival, which is: “Champions & Innovators of Customer Experience“. Given that title, I was honoured to be asked to take part. Jon Snow, founder of Directors’ Club, has assembled a great.. Read More

Why data lakes, what you wear & your tools all matter

Perhaps, like me you’ve been a late comer to believing there is anything in buzzwords like Data Lakes? Along with all the hyperbole surrounding Big Data & the Data Science, it’s easy to write-off a whole new language because of some over-selling. It’s also been galling, for those of us who have been working in data analytics for decades prior to it becoming fashionable, to put up with listening to.. Read More

Colliding with a big conversation about Data Science

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Scotland’s first “collider” event for Data Science. Data Talent Scotland brought together over 400 from the worlds of academia & commerce to talk Data Science & improve understanding of one another. Scotland is blessed with a rich source of Data Science courses & supporting universities (11 Masters courses in Data Science alone). There are also plenty of students on these well attended courses,.. Read More