Category: Data

Making decisions with data – finding a practical role for Machine Learning

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Machine Learning has gone from a niche area of technology to being the savior of companies across multiple industries. Others see it as a technology that is overhyped and doesn’t deliver. Indeed, the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies has Machine Learning, or ML, at the Peak of Inflated Expectations. This is where technologies end up when there are huge amounts of attention and marketing exuberance on display but not necessarily the results to show adoption.

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Spinning Enterprise Data into Revenues with Analytics

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It was Rumpelstiltskin who had an amazing alchemic device – a spinning wheel – that turned straw into gold. Since then, many companies have attempted to replicate this type of magical transformation, with limited success. But, in all seriousness, business-savvy CIOs are now using enterprise analytics to monetize the vast stores of data generated every day through customer interactions and the businesses itself.

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“Everyone’s PowerPoint is Wrong”: How to Make the Data Right

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Like me, I’m sure you’ve been in sales or executive meetings where multiple people get up and present their forecasts — and everyone’s numbers are based on different sets of financial or customer data. Therefore, everyone’s PowerPoint presentation is wrong, because all of the forecasts were built on inaccurate or incomplete views of corporate data or inconsistently calculated business metrics.

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The CIO in 2020: Will You be a Power Player or Obsolete?

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I’ve been in the enterprise tech industry for a long time — long enough to see the CIO pendulum swing from “superstar” to “endangered species.” Looking forward to 2020, how will you evolve? As a CIO, will you be a power player or obsolete?

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