1 month, 7 days ago

CDOs Drive Change, Build Trust, And Foster Insights-Driven Organizations

Organization are slow to change but technology changes quickly. If you leave the organization as is many won’t catch up with the change, and the technology maturity gap will widen between them over time. I saw this described in breakout panel at Strata Data in New York a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the speaker left […]

1 month, 12 days ago

Help Wanted: Data Innovation For The Data Economy

Thomas Edison once said, “The value of an idea is in the using of it.”  Today (many of) those “ideas” are data and the insights derived from them, and it remains true that their value is in how they are used. Simply put, data + use = value. Insights-driven companies use these data-derived insights in […]

1 month, 19 days ago

A New Age For Smart Cities: Q&A

Last week I presented a webinar “A New Age for Smart Cities” as part of Philips’ Lighting University. Many cities have invested in new lighting initiatives replacing traditional lights with LED solutions including remote management capabilities.  But the talk last week stressed the need for these initiatives to be part of a broader strategy.  It […]

2 months, 18 days ago

Data Commercializers Do It Differently: It’s Best To Be Prepared

We know that the data economy is going to be huge.  Data fuels innovation, and having that unique data point (or “alt data”) brings incremental value and competitive advantage. Demand for data is exploding. More and more companies are interested in jumping on that train and selling their data.  But how? In an upcoming webinar, […]

2 months, 19 days ago

CDOs, CAOs (or Equivalent), We Want You!

Data leadership is proliferating. More than ½ of companies now have a chief data officer (CDO), and an almost equal number have a chief analytics officer (CAO). Many of those without these data leaders report plans to appoint one in the near future. Yet we’ve heard that data leadership roles today are not what they used […]

3 months, 8 days ago

Academic Collaboration Fuels Innovation, And Identifies Talent

The pace of change in data and analytics technology has accelerated. Technologies quickly move from university research projects into new commercial products and services.  Many tech organizations scramble to keep up. Successful insights service providers see academic collaboration as a competitive differentiator. And, that collaboration goes well beyond setting up a booth at a jobs fair. […]