Data Science: What it is and how it Impacts Sales Enablement Technology

Data Science: What it is and how it Impacts Sales Enablement Technology

Everywhere you turn these days, you are experiencing some flavor of data science.  Whether it’s when you’re shopping on Amazon, driving your car, or at work (especially if you work for a tech company like me!) – Data science is all around us. For those of you who aren’t familiar with data science, I wanted to take a few minutes …

The Ethics of IoT Usage in Healthcare

The Ethics of IoT Usage in Healthcare

The Internet of Things needs no introduction, but the connectivity we see in so many areas of our life is increasingly coming to healthcare. Indeed, last year I wrote about an effort led by GE to bring about an Internet of Medical Devices. There are undoubtedly huge advantages involved in these kind of projects, especially when the data generated converges …

City of Eindhoven creates continuous smart city innovations

City of Eindhoven creates continuous smart city innovations

The Netherlands, especially Eindhoven, features in the top of most entrepreneur, technology, and innovation rankings worldwide. Not only are its companies and universities successful in innovation, but also the municipality of Eindhoven is an exemplar for other cities. A team of researchers – Kati Brock and Elke Den Ouden from Eindhoven University of Technology, and Ralf Voncken and Kees Van …

5 Reasons Your Data Lake Is Failing

5 Reasons Your Data Lake Is Failing

The reality is that data lakes are failing to support the time-to-market requirements new analytics-driven innovation requires, and it is safe to say that in many companies, data lakes are widely perceived to be expensive and ineffective. So why is it happening? In this article, we look at some of the common culprits turning data lakes into data swamps, at …

Why Chatbots Are the Future of Big Data

Why Chatbots Are the Future of Big Data

Facebook launched the Messenger Platform Almost exactly a year ago, Facebook launched the Messenger Platform , allowing developers to create their own chatbots. For many people that was the first time they had even heard of chatbots, but Facebook and others now proclaimed them as ‘the next big thing’, conversational assistants that would revolutionize how businesses communicate with their customers. …

Unlocking the Value of a Chief Data Officer

Unlocking the Value of a Chief Data Officer

The Big Data era has understandably spawned a great deal of hype within and beyond the technology community. Technologists and C suite executives alike share a growing interest in the concept of a Chief Data Officer (CDO) to help organizations take full advantage of the benefits of Big Data. As I approach my third anniversary as Schwab’s Global Data Officer …

Big Data: Separating the Hype from Reality in Corporate Culture

Big Data: Separating the Hype from Reality in Corporate Culture

The term “Big Data” and the relatively broad spectrum of tools, capabilities, and technologies that are associated with it have created sufficient hype amongst executive councils and board rooms across the nation. The relative simplicity of the term belies the complexity of what it entails, which is the promise of harnessing all of the data your organization possesses internally, or has …

An SMB's Guide To Getting Started with Big Data

An SMB’s Guide To Getting Started with Big Data

Big Data is the term used to describe a large amount of data gathered from a variety of sources that are dynamic and fast moving. The data that a company like Google or Amazon hold would be considered big data. Previously considered a resource only available to large corporations with expensive technology to hold the information and a large staff …

How big data delivers data driven stories

Sourcing a data-driven story is a complicated process. The magnitude of the information that is now available in even medium-sized datasets makes it difficult to know exactly what vein of information contains the most impressive or significant story, no matter how good a person may be at pattern recognition or spotting trends. Even if you believe you have found something …

Moving to the Cloud: 3 Ways to Ensure Data Sovereignty

Moving to the Cloud: 3 Ways to Ensure Data Sovereignty

Navigating the maze of data sovereignty laws can be intimidating, organizations should not let this deter them from making the move if companies do their due diligence. In the beginning, the cloud was somewhat of a mystery.  This seemingly magical technology has transformed the way many organizations operate, and companies around the world are taking advantage of all that the …