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Anthony Fiedler liked Lewis Wynne-Jones's blog post Adapt or Die: why your business strategy is failing your data strategy
Nov 15
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Adapt or Die: why your business strategy is failing your data strategy

A few years ago I took a call from an analyst at a hedge fund who was looking for external data that would, in his words, provide “alpha.” I explained that our company was connected to thousands of data sources and hundreds of thousands of public datasets; I told him that we were continuously pulling in open data from 70 countries, standardizing it through an ingestion pipeline trained against the largest catalogue of public data in the world, and serving it up via a suite of APIs that plug…See More
Nov 14
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Bridging the Digital Divide

Why is data so important?Despite being about as prevalent as electricity, it can be difficult to adequately explain how critical data is to the modern world. From business operations to tackling the environmental crisis, data is the key to unlocking insight and developing intelligent solutions across every sector. Although Big Data has been in the news for at least a couple of decades, other types of data are now getting air time as well. Open data, External data, Training data, Dark data –…See More
Oct 31
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Want to be data-driven? Better start thinking about DataOps

Everyone’s talking data. Data is the key to unlocking insight, the secret sauce that will help you get predictive, the fuel for business intelligence. The transformative potential in AI? It relies on data. The thing that powers your CRM, your monthly report, your Tableau dashboard? Data.The good news is that data has never been more available. Tried and true sources of public data like the census are becoming easier to access as an…See More
Oct 3
Lewis Wynne-Jones liked Lewis Wynne-Jones's blog post Is There a Difference Between Open Data and Public Data?
Oct 2
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Is There a Difference Between Open Data and Public Data?

Yep. And it’s a big one.There is a general consensus that when we talk about open data we are referring to any piece of data or content that is free to access, use, reuse, and redistribute. Due to the way most governments have rolled out their open data portals, however, it would be easy to assume that the data available on these sites is the only data that’s available for public consumption. This isn’t true.Although data sets that…See More
Oct 1
Lewis Wynne-Jones posted a blog post

Is There a Difference Between Open Data and Public Data?

Yep. And it’s a big one.There is a general consensus that when we talk about open data we are referring to any piece of data or content that is free to access, use, reuse, and redistribute. Due to the way most governments have rolled out their open data portals, however, it would be easy to assume that the data available on these sites is the only data that’s available for public consumption. This isn’t true.Although data sets that…See More
Sep 29
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Sep 25
Lewis Wynne-Jones replied to Nitish Sinha's discussion Best practice during Data preparation
"Hi Nitish,  Data scientist spend 80% of their time on average actually prepping the data to extract its true value - it's a tedious process. I'd suggest registering for Namara (Free signup) which does the prep work for you so you can…"
Sep 25
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Water Data Provides Ground-Level Insight into Business Risk

In May 2014, Milwaukee experienced 82 water main breaks in five days, sending thousands of people scrambling for water and costing the city hundreds of thousands of dollars in infrastructure repair and property damage. The series of breaks – although surprising in scale – are an all-too-frequent occurrence across North America. Aging…See More
Sep 19
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Water Data Provides Ground-Level Insight into Business Risk

In May 2014, Milwaukee experienced 82 water main breaks in five days, sending thousands of people scrambling for water and costing the city hundreds of thousands of dollars in infrastructure repair and property damage. The series of breaks – although surprising in scale – are an all-too-frequent occurrence across North America. Aging…See More
Sep 19
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The Ontario Government Announces Ontario's First-Ever Digital and Data Task Force.

ThinkData Works' co-founder and CEO Bryan Smith has been named Vice-Chair of the Government of Ontario’s first-ever Digital and Data Task Force. The task force is part of a wider provincial strategy to help Ontarians benefit directly from the data economy, improving the data literacy of both citizens and businesses while ensuring their personal privacy is protected.The task force is being developed by the province’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, and is comprised of both task…See More
Jul 27
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Jul 23
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Is Your Data Ready for AI?

Companies are champing at the bit to introduce any solution that promises Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. But hasty adoption is leaving one important question unanswered. Is your data ready for AI? For most companies, the answer is no.Industry leaders in every sector are racing to adopt sophisticated systems that promise the introduction of AI and ML into their organizations. Executives often get sold on the concept of a technology that will give them the ability to see things…See More
Jul 22
Lewis Wynne-Jones posted a blog post

Is Your Data Ready for AI?

Companies are champing at the bit to introduce any solution that promises Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. But hasty adoption is leaving one important question unanswered. Is your data ready for AI? For most companies, the answer is no.Industry leaders in every sector are racing to adopt sophisticated systems that promise the introduction of AI and ML into their organizations. Executives often get sold on the concept of a technology that will give them the ability to see things…See More
Jul 21
Lewis Wynne-Jones's blog post was featured

Is Your Data Ready for AI?

Companies are champing at the bit to introduce any solution that promises Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. But hasty adoption is leaving one important question unanswered. Is your data ready for AI? For most companies, the answer is no.Industry leaders in every sector are racing to adopt sophisticated systems that promise the introduction of AI and ML into their organizations. Executives often get sold on the concept of a technology that will give them the ability to see things…See More
Jul 21

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Short Bio
Lewis Wynne-Jones is the Head of Data Acquisition & Partnerships at ThinkData Works, a Canadian tech company that specializes in connecting organizations to new streams of external data. As the head of data acquisition, Wynne-Jones oversees the management and expansion of ThinkData Works’ data marketplace, where companies and individuals can browse and connect to hundreds of thousands of data sets, from open data to exclusive data feeds from third-party providers. He is an open government advocate with a focus on open data and digital transparency. Speaking engagements include the Government of Canada’s Digital Academy, Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s Cleantech Leadership Summit, and Orion’s THINK: Open conference.
My Web Site Or LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/lewis-wynne-jones-9a9918a7/
Field of Expertise
Data Science, AI, Business Analytics, IoT
Professional Status
Executive
Your Company:
ThinkData Works
Your Job Title:
Head of Data Acquisition & Partnerships
Interests:
Contributing, Networking
What Other Analytical Website do you Recommend?
http://www.thinkdataworks.com

Lewis Wynne-Jones's Blog

Adapt or Die: why your business strategy is failing your data strategy

Posted on November 11, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

A few years ago I took a call from an analyst at a hedge fund who was looking for external data that would, in his words, provide “alpha.” I explained that our company was connected to thousands of data sources and hundreds of thousands of public datasets; I told him that we were continuously pulling in open data from 70 countries, standardizing it through an ingestion pipeline trained against the largest catalogue of public data in the world, and serving it up…

Continue

Bridging the Digital Divide

Posted on October 31, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Why is data so important?

Despite being about as prevalent as electricity, it can be difficult to adequately explain how critical data is to the modern world. From business operations to tackling the environmental crisis, data is the key to unlocking insight and developing intelligent solutions across every sector. Although Big Data has been in the news for at least a couple of decades, other types of data are now getting air time as well. Open…

Continue

Want to be data-driven? Better start thinking about DataOps

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 4:30am 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking data. Data is the key to unlocking insight, the secret sauce that will…

Continue

Is There a Difference Between Open Data and Public Data?

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Yep. And it’s a big one.



There is a general consensus that when we talk about open data we are referring to any piece of data or content that is free to…

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