Data Readiness Levels: Turning Data from Palid to Vivid

Data Readiness Levels: Turning Data from Palid to Vivid

Application of models to data is fraught. You are faced with collaborators who sometimes have a very basic understanding of the complications of collating, processing and curating data. Challenges include: poor data collection practices, missing values, inconvenient storage mechanisms, intellectual property, security and privacy. All these aspects obstruct the sharing and interconnection of data. All these problems arise before modeling …

Data with personality: the evolution of visualisation

Data with personality: the evolution of visualisation

How well are financial institutions truly able to understand their data? It’s a critical question at a time when firms must process more data than ever before, for both compliance and business growth Financial markets data — and specifically investment data — comes in many guises. It can be structured or unstructured and contain multiple variables reflecting market conditions or …

Manage Your Big Data With These 4 Pointers

Manage Your Big Data With These 4 Pointers

Big Data can be defined as the massive amount of structured and unstructured information that a business accumulates daily, spanning anywhere from business transactions to social networking insights. Without the proper management tools, this data is essentially useless. With this comes the somewhat incredible headache of managing a vast amount of data. Sorting this Big Data into insights that will …

How Dataviz can help business to be more efficient

How Dataviz can help business to be more efficient

Visualization is one of the most primitive forms of communication known by people. That is why vision is the single main faculty that a person uses to communicate and share information. Over time, new ways to visualize information have been found. So, in this sense, Data visualization (or Dataviz) becomes particularly important in Communication. Dataviz is viewed as a modern equivalent …

Seeing through Data: Visiting the Museum with the Eyes of an Information Designer

Seeing through Data: Visiting the Museum with the Eyes of an Information Designer

Last December I’ve had the pleasure to teach a 6 hour-workshop at the Department of Education at the Museum of Modern Art, a class called “ Draw your Visit with Data ”, where we explored what using data — small and subjective data — as an observational tool and as a creative material could bring to, for example, the way …

Should I Become A Data Scientist / Business Analyst ?

Should I Become A Data Scientist / Business Analyst ?

One of the common queries I come across repeatedly across several forums is “Should I become a data scientist (or an analyst)?” The query takes various forms and factors, but here is a common real life anecdote: When I reflect back on how I took the decision, I realized – I happened to be lucky! The decision was relatively easier …

Transforming the pyramid to an agile org

Transforming the pyramid to an agile org

I recently published a video exploring how an agile team based organization could look like. How does it look like under the hood? In the video I also discussed how you get there. I got tons of great feedback so I decided to provide the content of the video in the format of a blog. If you prefer to read instead of watching …

Twelve types of Artificial Intelligence (AI) problems

Twelve types of Artificial Intelligence (AI) problems

In this article, I cover the 12 types of AI problems i.e. I address the question : in which scenarios should you use Artificial Intelligence (AI)?  We cover this space in the  Enterprise AI course Recently, I conducted a strategy workshop for a group of senior executives running a large multi national. In the workshop, one person asked the question: How …

Applying Predictive Analytics: The Role of Artificial Neural Networks in Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease

Applying Predictive Analytics: The Role of Artificial Neural Networks in Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease

This monthly blog highlights and discuss emerging trends and challenges related to healthcare data and its ever changing life cycle. The phrase “Longevity Revolution,” referring to the increase in human life expectancy by 30 years, isn’t new anymore. Various books have been written on this subject, and it is a widely discussed topic in conferences these days. It is a …

The Rise of Event-Driven Computing and the Keys to Microservices Applications

The Rise of Event-Driven Computing and the Keys to Microservices Applications

Over the last couple years, companies like Uber, Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter have publicly declared that they have chosen to adopt microservices application architectures and have detailed their decisions to refactor existing applications in order to implement this approach. For these companies, rewriting their core business applications was no small task and required broad collaboration and orchestration of their entire …