Tag Archive: data science

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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Data Journalism

At the ITWeb BI Summit recently held in South Africa, where I presented a paper on Business Analytics, an audience member asked whether Data Science was related to Data Journalism in any way. This blog explores Data Journalism and its relationship to Data Science and Data Visualisation.

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Storytelling in Data Science

Comics are a combined medium of written text and pictorial images used to convey stories, typically in a social context. Initially comics were mostly humorous, but since then have communicated many other sentiments, and even instructive information. Contextual storytelling is analogously important in data science.

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Data Science – Organisational Impact

A lot has been written about the skills and tasks of the data scientist, but what is also very important to consider is the impact of the role on the organisation, and vice versa.

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Data Scientist – Job Spec

In my next life I want to be a data scientist… Appart from being labelled the sexiest job for this decade, it encompasses a very interesting mix of job functions. The typical data scientist performs a combination of technical IT tasks, various forms of data analysis, and high-end consulting to the business. However, while these …

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