November 11, 2016
This presidential election year was unlike any before it, the year of big data. We had data, lots of data, not just Big Data, but Huge Data (yuge data?). With AI and machine learning being used on a scale that has never been seen before, massive amounts of polling, data scientists and analysts working overtime to predict the outcome. Everybody knew the outcome before it happened. But what happened?
November 4, 2016
I recently went over to the studio at SiteLogic Marketing and recorded a podcast title “Targeted Analytics” with Matt Bailey.
October 2, 2016
While I was out surfing recently in San Diego, I started to think about “Big Data” (I mean, who doesn’t think that while surfing?). As a disclaimer, I do not like using trendy terms such as “Big Data” but sometimes it’s appropriate.
March 23, 2015
In the years that I have spent in presenting data to C-Level clients, I have learned that data alone does not create change. Nobody cares about data, they care about knowledge. Feeding data and numbers to people is not the same as giving them knowledge. As Sir Francis Bacon said, “Knowledge itself is power” and nothing drives change faster than knowledge. Knowledge empowers people to stand up and speak out. When you give people knowledge you are giving them reasons to listen to your recommendations, as well as the tools to implement them.
February 17, 2015
The revelry of St. Patrick’s Day is a month away and breweries (especially craft breweries) are in turbo production mode. A week’s worth of sales data tracked in real-time, is not only fun to watch, but tells online (like france44.com) and offline beer retailers (like WinkingLizard.com) which brands to keep well stocked.