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Trend Alert – Customer Data Platforms

Recently you may have heard – from your business network or circle of marketing friends – that Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) is the new ‘black’. Can a CDP really be an all-rounded solution to marketing’s most pressing problem, when it comes to enhancing customer experience?

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HR Analytics

“I want HR analytics for my HR department!” In my experience of consulting to clients at various stages of analytics maturity, across different industries in different countries, I have noticed that on a strategic level very few organisations are really implementing HR BI, never mind HR analytics. These are typically the organisations that have realised …

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Health Data Analytics 2016

I had the privilege and pleasure to attend HISA’s Health Data Analytics conference in Brisbane on 11 and 12 October 2016. What follows is this particular BI and Analytics consultant’s impressions and insights from the conference in terms of the main themes covered and the messages and impressions I take away, again from my particular …

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IoT necessitates new Information Strategies

It’s been very interesting to watch how some organisations have managed to demonstrate the value of information – while others are still struggling to organise their strategies in order to try and reap the rewards that data can offer. In this post I explore why an information strategy is necessary, especially in an organisation that …

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Evolving into a Data-Centric Healthcare Organisation

In a previous post I reasoned why healthcare organisations should become more data centric. In this post I suggest a fluid and adaptable approach to mature the organisation with respect to data-centricity, in the process motivating why I would not utilise an approach recently suggested by IBM. In this post I focus my attention on …

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Empowering Employees to become Data-Centric

Building a data-centric organisation is becoming critical if you want to develop a strong competitive advantage. In this post I examine some insights into, what I consider, a key step, in actually ‘being’ data-centric. Given that any company is made up of more than just its executive team, it therefore makes sense that it should …

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Developing a Data-Centric Leadership Culture

Despite the fact that they may have the appropriate technology in place, and even suitably skilled people to drive it, a lot of businesses are still struggling to extract business value from the investments they have made in their data. Data-centric organisations tend to place a focus from top level management on developing the data …

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IoT Analytics – the data is upon us

The Internet of Things (IoT) must be right up there on the hype-o-meter, together with big data. It refers to a growing network of everyday devices – beyond computers – any consumer or industrial device, which is connected and can share information and perform tasks, even when you are not around. And the IoT is …

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Overcoming analytical program hurdles

Over the last few years, we have noticed a sharp increase in the number of organisations that have shown an interest in implementing an analytics program with the hope and intention of gaining business benefit from it. However, as with everything ‘new’, there are always challenges that need to be overcome, before the real benefit …

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Establishing a Data Science Program

Data science has been gaining attention over the last few years, but as with most new trends or topics, some organisations have been slow to actually adopt and implement it. Although data science, by its nature, is quite an unstructured discipline, you may just need a more formal strategy to implement such a program in …

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