About ten years ago, I was phone screened for a job that I had applied for – the person interviewing me asked me what I thought made up a good data strategy. At the time, my job was very focused on building out an enterprise data warehouse and our daily conversations were about slowly changing... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
I’ve been having discussions lately about data strategies. And, living in London, these conversations often end up in a pub over beer and evolve into philosophical debates on trends in data management, data warehousing, business intelligence, etc. So I thought I’d start a series on the topic and see where it leads. One area that... Continue Reading →
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 →
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.
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...
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 →
A few days ago, Abijeet Nath and Nilopal Das were killed when they stopped in a village in Assam state in India to ask for directions. They were attacked by a mob that suspected they may be child abductors. Abijeet and Nilopal were the latest victims in a series of deaths in India related to... Continue Reading →