A report from Accentureclearly highlights those companies that don’t want to capitalize on AI will not survive the future (see Figure 1). Adopt or die. Yippee Ki Yay, Mr. Falcon.…Continue
Added by Bill Schmarzo on December 28, 2018 at 6:06am — No Comments
Design is very easy to comprehend when you are building customer-centric products or services. Heck, it makes total sense to start from the customer perspective and to use the multitude of design thinking techniques to identify, validate, value and prioritize customers’ most important needs. We got Personas, Journey Maps, Storyboards, Prototypes, Mockups, Canvases and such to help us intimately understand our customers, their environments and what it is they are trying to…Continue
Added by Bill Schmarzo on November 20, 2018 at 6:55pm — No Comments
I recently had the great opportunity to keynote the Analytics Institute of Ireland’s annual conference. The event was marvelous! Over 500 attendees, outstanding presentations from an impressive lineup of presenters, and heavy engagement from the participants before, during and after my keynote.
Lorcan Malone, CEO of…Continue
Added by Bill Schmarzo on November 15, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments
In the blog “Data Science ‘Paint by the Numbers’ with the Hypothesis Development Canvas,” I introduced the Hypothesis Development Canvas as a tool for linking an organization’s data science activities with the organization’s strategic business initiatives (see Figure 1). …Continue
Added by Bill Schmarzo on November 10, 2018 at 1:16pm — No Comments
Many of my MBA students are perplexed about how much data science capabilities and skills they need in order to get hired. It appears that in many job interviews, employers are looking for students who have both business subject matter as well as data science expertise. Here is an example of such a conversation:
MBA Student: I get lots of questions about my data science skills. I don't understand the need for that from me. I will never be as good as a…Continue
Added by Bill Schmarzo on November 8, 2018 at 1:38pm — No Comments
I’m a big fan of Woody Allen’s earlier movies such as “Bananas”, “Sleeper” and especially the award winning “Annie Hall.” One of the things that always impressed me about Woody Allen was his ability to reframe the conversation in a way that was both provocative and creative. For example in the movie “Annie Hall”, there is a scene where Annie Hall (played by Diane Keaton) and Alvy Singer (played by Woody Allen) are sitting with their respective psychoanalysts when they are both asked…Continue
Added by Bill Schmarzo on November 1, 2018 at 4:03am — No Comments
When I was a kid, I use to love “Paint by the Numbers” sets. Makes anyone who can paint or color between the lines a Rembrandt or Leonardo da Vinci (we can talk later about the long-term impact of forcing kids to “stay between the lines”).
Added by Bill Schmarzo on October 23, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments