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Data Strategist

This rubric covers organizational strategy and how digital transformations, the effective use of AI, big data and related technology are essential to an overall framework for business success in the digital age.

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Leveraging Agility to Create Economies of Learning Mindset – Part 1

  • Bill Schmarzo 

A recent HBR article, “Why Do Chief Data Officers Have Such Short Tenures?” by Thomas Davenport, Randy Bean, and Josh King, highlighted the Chief Data Officer’s (CDO) “Data-to-Business Innovation” challenge. The main charter for the CDO is to accelerate the Data-to-Business Innovation flywheel; to guide the business in becoming more effective at leveraging data and analytics to optimize its key business and operational use cases.

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Data Management as a Business Discipline – Part 3: Enabling Frameworks

  • Bill Schmarzo 

A Business Discipline consists of systematic research, observation, measurement, and experimentation resulting in the assimilation of learnings into laws, theorems, concepts, principles, practices, frameworks, and formulas to enable the consistent application and ongoing enhancements from the real-world application of that discipline.

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Second Order Thinking

  • Osama Rizvi 

Complexity arises from permutations, and to achieve long-term goals, it is often necessary to determine which permutations are both achievable and desirable.

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Data Subassemblies and Data Products Part 1: Modern Data Management Building Blocks

  • Bill Schmarzo 

I believe that there are two key modern data management “products” required to transition data management into a business discipline focused on helping organizations accelerate their data-driven business innovation. One of those “products” – Data Products – is already gaining wide acceptance as a way for organizations to monetize their customer, product, service, and operational insights or predicted behavioral and performance propensities.

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The Studio Model Revisited

  • Kurt Cagle 

On the other hand, studios produced a different kind of product – entertainment. Superficially, the studio model looks more agile than either the factory floor or the corporate floor, with a certain degree of experimentation and iteration, especially early on in the process. Yet there are critical differences as well.

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The Similarities of Solving Data Problems and Rubik’s Cubes

In 1974, two distinct but interestingly similar milestones were achieved that would greatly affect the lives of data engineers: the Rubik’s Cube was invented, and IBM released the first relational database. Since its original rise in the 1980s, the Rubik’s Cube has become the world’s most popular puzzle toy.

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Point – Counterpoint on Why Organizations Suck at AI

  • Bill Schmarzo 

I love this infographic recently floating around LinkedIn.  Sorry, don’t know to whom to give credit, but it does provide an interesting depiction of how senior management thinks AI works and the realities of what’s required to make AI work.

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