Little Data is Sexy Too

I regularly attend conferences and meetup groups focused on data and business intelligence (BI) in order to keep up my industry knowledge, network with my peers and just because I enjoy talking about data. These are virtual now with Covid, but over the last few years, I’ve noticed that while the topics are fun and... Continue Reading →

Why is data governance important?

Today, we're featuring a guest blogger. Kimberly Miles is a seasoned IT Leader with 10+ years of specialized experience overseeing technical program and data product management, driving product vision, strategy, and innovation.  One of the obstacles to managing data is justifying why a data strategy is essential.  For data-obsessed people like me, data governance is... Continue Reading →

Data Literacy and Covid-19

This has been a year like no other, the effects of Covid-19 have impacted us all on personal and professional levels. In the first part of the year, I was looking at booking behaviors and worrying about the impacts to travel in Asia. By the end of March, I found myself obsessively checking Covid-19 statistics... Continue Reading →

Interview with Dave Doyle, City of Seattle’s former Open Data Manager

City governments have accumulated enormous amounts of data, and up until the last decade, accessing it was a challenge, even for those working in city governments. With more information going digital, many cities now share datasets publicly. The potential civic benefits are huge: greater government transparency and trust, better-informed decision-making, large-scale efficiencies, and more.  Seattle... Continue Reading →

Disinformation: An Ounce of Prevention

In the last article in our disinformation series, we focused on things that we as individuals can do to prevent the spread of disinformation -- false information that is intended to mislead its consumers. A better solution then would be to stop disinformation BEFORE it proliferates.

Disinformation: What Can You Do About It?

In the first post in this series on disinformation, I asked what we could do as a society to prevent or manage disinformation -- false information that is intended to mislead its consumers. The solution isn’t easy, but we can start here...

Life by the Numbers

After coffee, I take on the morning’s math problem: figuring out the insulin needed for my kid's breakfast. So much for total carbs, minus amount spilled and not eaten, plus replacement carbs eaten, minus some for gym class in the morning... Life is all about numbers when you’re living with Type 1 diabetes (T1D). Type... Continue Reading →

GDPR: Who Owns Your Data?

I attended a conference by the Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) last October. In one of the presentations, Gerald Hopkins talked about GDPR. It was the first time I had ever heard of it, and Gerald basically told us that if we were doing business in Europe and hadn’t started working on GDPR we should be... Continue Reading →

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