Tag Archives: data science

Data Science, Art of Analytics, Burning Leaf, Business Value Framework, RACE and other buzz words

Thursday April 13th, 2017

Optimise the End-to-End Customer Experience with Business Analytics Solutions By now, almost all companies understand the importance of using data analytics to better understand the customer, process or product performance. However, many are still struggling with getting full value from the vast amounts of available data. Every company is in a different stage of analytical… Read More »

Turbo Charge Enterprise Analytics with Big Data

Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

We have been showing off the amazing art works drawn from numerous big data insight engagements we’ve had with Teradata, Aster and Hadoop clients. Most of these were new insights to answer business questions never before considered. While these engagements have demonstrated the power of insights from the new analytics enabled by big data, it continues… Read More »

Spotting the pretenders in Data Science

Wednesday February 15th, 2017

The term “Data Scientist” is often over-used or even abused in our industry. Just the other morning I was watching TV and a news piece came on talking about the hottest careers in 2017 and data science was top of the list. Of course this is good for those who have been dealing with data for… Read More »

Is Collaboration killing Creativity?

Tuesday December 20th, 2016

If collaboration is good, is more collaboration better? Project management methodologies that have been successful in production-centric environments, e.g., agile, dev-ops, lean are increasingly being deployed in big data projects. However, big data projects are a combination of production and creative work. Software engineering and development is arguably production-centric and well-suited to optimisation workflows. On… Read More »

Is your business ready to learn from the record-breakers?

Friday November 25th, 2016

In sport, as in business, there is the constant interplay between marginal gains and game-changing innovations. Take the 100m freestyle swim, records have been broken year on year, but every so often we see not just a record broken, we see an outstanding accomplishment like Albert Vande Weghe in 1934. In one stroke he changed… Read More »

The value of predictive models

Monday October 31st, 2016

How to correctly apply a predictive model Today, we are sitting on tons of data and with every new day comes even more data to add to this already exhaustive pile. This data contains lots of information which is immensely valuable not only for organisations, but also for the general public. A commonly used method… Read More »

How about trying complex Data Analytics Solutions for size and fit, before you splash the cash?

Tuesday September 13th, 2016

The pressure to deliver Alpha – potential above the market average – is immense. And that’s not surprising because in a quick-change disruptive world, Alpha consistency puts an organisation at the sharp edge of its digitally-driven market. If it can be done quickly, that is. One of the biggest stumbling blocks to creating breakthrough insights… Read More »

The current state of Predictive Analytics

Monday July 11th, 2016

During last Strata conference in London I had the pleasure to share some thoughts on the current state and the challenges of predictive analytics with Jenn Webb, O’Reilly Radar’s managing editor for Design, Hardware, Data, Business, and Emerging Tech spaces.  We touched on a number of subjects related to Data Science, Machine Learning and their applications:… Read More »

What is in a Name? A Data Scientist by any other name …

Monday June 20th, 2016

The term “data science” was first used by the statistician William H. Cleveland in his 2001 paper entitled, “Data Science: An Action Plan for Expanding the Technical Areas of the field of Statistics”. Cleveland emphasized that the “[results in] data science should be judged by the extent to which they enable the analyst to learn… Read More »