Tag Archive: data science

Seven Tips to Improve Data Storytelling

Data analysis and exploration can answer many of the questions that decision makers have, and even generate questions that some businesses have not yet even figured out. Of course it also sparks curiosity around the value that data brings. Data has purpose and meaning – but not all organisations understand this – which is what …

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Communication in Data Science

Data science and the outcomes it delivers can be complex and hard to explain. Presenting your approaches and findings to a non-technical audience, such as the marketing team or the C-Suite, is a crucial part of being a data scientist. You need to have the ability to interpret data, tell the stories contained therein, and …

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So you want to do data science?

Before your organisation blindly jumps in and starts “doing” data science, there are a number of issues you should first figure out and get clarity and agreement on.

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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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The CIO as Innovator

In previous posts I examined how CIOs are expected to play more of a leadership role in the business, especially with regards to data and analytics. In this post, I explore how CIOs can make a bigger impact on the organisation, by embracing, furthering and implementing innovation.

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Big Data Science Trends in 2015

It is that time of the year for all and sundry to come up with‘Trends for 2015’, so here is my commentary on two of the technology trends that have received a lot of attention and have made a big impact in the previous year. I am sure you will agree that the “technology” which …

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Is the “New CIO” the Über-Data Scientist?

In the executive, IT, and especially BI worlds, there is a lot of talk about two new and fast-changing job positions. Coincidently, both are very interesting as well as demanding positions, namely that of the “New CIO” and that of the Data Scientist. In this post I investigate whether there are any parallels between these …

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Tale from the Woods

Gather round, gather round! We hear an eerie sound… I remember the old times around the holiday campfire when smooth talking uncle Alfred with his grand imagination and picturesque speech would tell spooky ghost stories that would make the children huddle closer and closer together, and well, ensure they don’t wander off exploring in the …

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Graphic Design in Data Science

This post is about an interesting debate around the relevance of graphic design skills in the data scientist’s portfolio. Should there be a graphical designer in the data science team? Should graphic design be taught in the data science curriculum?

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Data Visualisation

Data Visualisation is fast and steadily becoming a key strategic approach to data exploration and data analysis within the broader field of BI. As with any other aspect of BI, data visualisation must be clearly defined and understood to be used properly. Considering this, I wanted to provide some thoughts around a few key elements …

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