Category Archive: CIO

Making data FAIR

Last month, I examined the importance of improving data literacy and briefly discussed five strategies organisations can employ to help achieve this. For my October piece, I want to build on these concepts and turn my attention to what makes data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable).

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Improving data literacy remains important

We all know the importance of accessing ‘clean’ data and the hidden insights it contains. But despite this, in my experience, many companies are still not comfortable with the data literacy skills of their employees. Often, this comes down to not understanding where to begin when it comes to boosting data literacy across all the …

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Debunking data analysis myths – Part 2

There are many myths surrounding data analysis, especially when it comes to identifying the best ways to drive business growth and competitive advantage. Last month, I mentioned this Forbes article that examines 14 myths in this regard, with my discussion turning to six of them. In my blog article this month, I will examine the …

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Debunking data analytics myths – Part 1

Experts in the data space know the importance of data and its analysis to help drive business growth and competitive advantage. Of course, data analytics is not something that can just be switched on and happen overnight. It does come with challenges, and overcoming those challenges are instrumental to a project’s success.

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How to deliver high quality data

As many of you are aware by now, data quality is something I am passionate about. After all, without ensuring the quality of its data, no company can make the right level of decision-making to improve operations, enhance the customer experience, and drive business growth.

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The rise of the Chief Analytics Officer

Data is all around us. Whether kept on-premise or hosted across a multi-cloud environment, data and its analysis have become some of the most critical business deliverables today. However, given the rapid digitalisation efforts many organisations have embarked on over the past 12 months, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) have been focused on ensuring a distributed …

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Leveraging data for competitive advantage

Today, the concept of having a data ecosystem in place to improve personalised customer engagements and support customer retention should not be a foreign one. And yet, many companies still struggle to understand how to practically do so. With data providing significant benefits to create such a business advantage, it has become critical to understand …

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Transforming into a data-driven business

Data has become a vital piece of the strategic puzzle for every organisation. It enables a company to extract insights and monetise its data to deliver a differentiated customer engagement experience. And yet, according to this recent industry article I came across citing Gartner research, this is only a relatively new realisation.

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Understanding the analytical trends to watch for in 2021

This is usually the time of year we reflect on what was and think about what is to come. I think we can all agree that 2020 has been quite the experience with things like social distancing, lockdown, and the pandemic becoming part of popular discourse. As organisations embrace remote working and the associated digital …

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Data science is a team sport

The concept of teamwork is fundamental to the success of any organisation. Sport fanatics understand all too well how this can help shape the success (or failure) of their favourite sporting teams. But when it comes to data science, many still think it is a solitary pursuit with people working in isolation from the rest …

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