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How you judge your progress and resources for your 2019 ambitions

Thanks to all those readers who participated in our latest poll, of your progress last year. Initial results are in, so let me share them with you all. It has been fascinating to review your answers, especially compared to the results from last year. It seems there have been some changes. The questions asked in this survey were selected to shed light on actual practice compared to advice shared on.. Read More

2019 trends for Customer Insight & Analytics leaders

2019 trends

Happy New Year to all our readers, let’s kick off the year by reviewing likely 2019 trends. Beyond the inflated optimism that surrounds the start of a year, which trends are worth watching? Which are more than the analytics or tech equivalent of new year’s resolutions. Well, this is only a subjective collection, based on my experience. However, each of these changes has been gathering momentum. Development has been happening.. Read More

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.

What is the customer reaction to GDPR telling us about our data culture?

data culture

It’s been several months now since we’ve talked about GDPR, so has it changed your data culture? Having previously shared 2 blog posts on “how to avoid being bitten on the bum by GDPR“. We also shared posts on a GDPR toolkit & final priorities when nearing the deadline. In the run up to GDPR, I helped a few firms understand and audit their GDPR readiness. So, 6 months later.. 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