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Using Data Science and Google Cloud to Win March Madness…Well, Not Really

I suck at the NCAA March Madness® bracket selection process.  I let my personal biases get in the way of making decisions based upon the numbers.  I over-rate the well-known Big Ten conference and under-rate the lesser-known Mid Majors and fall in love with the most recent team I saw on TV win their conference tournament.  You see, I fall prey to all the common decision-making traps – recency bias, over-confidence, anchoring, risk aversion, framing – that doom my brackets from the very…See More
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Bill Schmarzo's blog post was featured

Using Data Science and Google Cloud to Win March Madness…Well, Not Really

I suck at the NCAA March Madness® bracket selection process.  I let my personal biases get in the way of making decisions based upon the numbers.  I over-rate the well-known Big Ten conference and under-rate the lesser-known Mid Majors and fall in love with the most recent team I saw on TV win their conference tournament.  You see, I fall prey to all the common decision-making traps – recency bias, over-confidence, anchoring, risk aversion, framing – that doom my brackets from the very…See More
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Why Tomorrow’s Leaders MUST Embrace the Economics of Digital Transformation

Why should companies care about Digital Transformation?  Yes, I know it appears as yet another technology-drunk buzzword, but what about Digital Transformation should make it EVERY organizations’ #1 strategic business initiative.  One word:  Economics. And your Digital Transformation initiative must start with understanding the fundamental differences in creating value or wealth from an accounting versus an economics perspective.Accounting is a retrospective-looking methodology for determining…See More
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Why Tomorrow’s Leaders MUST Embrace the Economics of Digital Transformation

Why should companies care about Digital Transformation?  Yes, I know it appears as yet another technology-drunk buzzword, but what about Digital Transformation should make it EVERY organizations’ #1 strategic business initiative.  One word:  Economics. And your Digital Transformation initiative must start with understanding the fundamental differences in creating value or wealth from an accounting versus an economics perspective.Accounting is a retrospective-looking methodology for determining…See More
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A Simple Approach for Pursuing the “Future of Smart” Vision

This blog will cover the following “Future of Smart” initiative topics:Create a common definition or description of what it means to become “smart” and rally the organization around that definition. Confusion in definitions and terminology may be the #1 killer of organizational alignment and corporate innovation.Start with a customer-centric perspective by creating Customer Journey Maps to validate the points of customer, product, operational and market value creation. Remember, customers are…See More
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How the Economics of Data Science is Creating New Sources of Value

There are several technology and business forces in-play that are going to derive and drive new sources of customer, product and operational value. As a set up for this blog on the Economic Value of Data Science, let’s review some of those driving forces.Artificial Intelligence holds the economic potential to drastic drive industry and business model disruptions. But having AI technologies is not sufficient, especially when most AI technologies are open source and readily available to…See More
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Optimizing Your Company Right Out of Business

Professional athletes know the importance of developing opposing or complementary muscles (quadriceps and hamstrings, biceps and triceps).  These complementary muscles are sets of muscles that “work together” to move your body in the most efficient ways. If these muscles are strengthened together, it creates a balance that can lead to optimal performance.  However, if these muscles are not strengthened together, then one significantly increases the risk of injury.As pitching coach sensation Tom…See More
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30+ years of data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics experience. Also teach at the University of San Francisco School of Management
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http://https://infocus.emc.com/author/william_schmarzo/
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Data Science, AI, Business Analytics, IoT
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Hitachi Vantara
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CTO IoT and Analytics
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Using Data Science and Google Cloud to Win March Madness…Well, Not Really

Posted on March 18, 2019 at 5:48pm 0 Comments

I suck at the NCAA March Madness® bracket selection process.  I let my personal biases get in the way of making decisions based upon the numbers.  I over-rate the well-known Big Ten conference and under-rate the lesser-known Mid Majors and fall in love with the most recent team I saw on TV win their conference tournament.  You see, I fall prey to all the common decision-making traps – recency bias, over-confidence, anchoring, risk aversion, framing…

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In Digital Transformation, Economies of Learning More Powerful than Economies of Scale

Posted on March 15, 2019 at 5:04am 0 Comments

Key topics of this blog:

  • Economies of scalehave historically given large enterprises unsurmountable market advantages through the exploitation of mass production, distribution and marketing.
  • In Digital Transformation, “Economies of Learning”are more powerful than “Economies of Scale” because of the ability to learn and deploy those learnings within digital assets faster.
  • Classic ERP “Big…
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Why Tomorrow’s Leaders MUST Embrace the Economics of Digital Transformation

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 3:40pm 0 Comments

Why should companies care about Digital Transformation?  Yes, I know it appears as yet another technology-drunk buzzword, but what about Digital Transformation should make it EVERY organizations’ #1 strategic business initiative.  One word:  Economics. And your Digital Transformation initiative must start with understanding the fundamental differences in creating value or wealth from an accounting versus an economics…

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A Simple Approach for Pursuing the “Future of Smart” Vision

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

This blog will cover the following “Future of Smart” initiative topics:

  • Create a common definition or description of what it means to become “smart” and rally the organization around that definition. Confusion in definitions and terminology may be the #1 killer of organizational alignment and corporate innovation.
  • Start with a customer-centric perspective by creating Customer Journey Maps to validate the points of customer, product,…
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