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Data Scientists Must Prioritize Client Confidentiality

Many organizations are reluctant to create data science teams (internally or externally) because of information confidentiality and privacy concerns. It is dangerous to open the kimono to competition - disclosing high-value information about inner workings of the firm may cause…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 24, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Data Veracity vs. Data Quality

There is often confusion between the definitions of "data veracity" and "data quality".

Data veracity is sometimes thought as uncertain or imprecise data, yet may be more precisely defined as false or inaccurate data. The data may be intentionally, negligently or mistakenly falsified. Data veracity may be distinguished from data quality,…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 25, 2015 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Data Science is Dead - Long Live the Data Scientist

While there is much hype and confusion around "data science" and the hot new professional "data scientist…

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Added by Michael Walker on October 14, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

The Deadly Data Science Sin of Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias occurs when people actively search for and favor information or evidence that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses while ignoring or slighting adverse or mitigating evidence. It is a type of cognitive bias (pattern of deviation in judgment that occurs in…

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Added by Michael Walker on April 24, 2014 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Sensors Here, There and Everywhere

Smart organizations are using the power of data science and data produced by embedded sensors and machine devices to better measure performance, discover patterns, prevent problems, and improve…

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Added by Michael Walker on October 29, 2013 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

The Professionalization of Data Science

There has been much discussion and debate about the definition of data science and the new rare breed of sexy bird called the data scientist. The …

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Added by Michael Walker on October 22, 2013 at 10:13pm — 2 Comments

Should Data Science Become a Profession?

On April 10, 2013 Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro (KDnuggets), Eric Siegel (Predictive Analytics World) and Michael Walker (…

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Added by Michael Walker on April 18, 2013 at 8:36am — 5 Comments

Small Data is Beautiful

The tech marketing hype machine shouting "Big Data" has drowned out the fact that more actionable, valuable insights are likely to be found in small versus large data sets. There are a number of reasons for this phenomenon, but a major reason is the curse of big data. "Big data" means…
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Added by Michael Walker on April 10, 2013 at 8:03pm — 3 Comments

Open for Comment: Proposed "Data Science Code of Professional Conduct"

We are seeking comments and suggestions on a proposed "Data Science Code of Professional Conduct".

Data science is an independent profession. Data scientists have a higher calling than just technical skills. We have a duty to use data science to make life, business and government better.…





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Added by Michael Walker on March 6, 2013 at 8:17pm — 2 Comments

The Internet of Things, Data Science and Big Data

The Internet of Things (IOT) will soon produce a massive volume and variety of data at unprecedented velocity. If "Big Data" is the product of the IOT, "Data Science" is it's soul.…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Structured vs. Unstructured Data: The Rise of Data Anarchy

Data science and business analytics works with both structured and unstructured data. Yet the future belongs to unstructured or semi-structured data from both internal and external sources.

Total Enterprise Data Growth 2005-2015…

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Added by Michael Walker on December 19, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Three Stages of Analytics Adoption

 

An article from MIT entitled "Big Data, Analytics and…

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Added by Michael Walker on December 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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