According to Gartner, Data Literacy is the ability to read, write and communicate data in context, including an understanding of data sources and constructs, analytical methods and techniques applied — and the ability to describe the use case, application, and resulting value. The above definition from Gartner is pretty comprehensive and has various important elements…

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Since 2018, there has been a significant amount of Demand Volatility, and Supply-Side challenges worldwide due to the U.S-China trade war, the violent protests in Hong Kong, the Climate Crisis, and lately, the COVID-19 pandemic which is arguably more impactful than all these events combined. According to the United Nations, the coronavirus outbreak could cost…

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We live in a time when Risk and Compliance have become an integral part of an organization’s supply chain. The kind of uncertainties, vulnerabilities, and disruptions today’s modern organizations are facing demands smarter risk management to not only control the financial losses due to production downtimes or recalls but also for protecting the critical intellectual…

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I am excited for our audience at Course5 Compass: Digital Takes Center Stage to hear from James Oliver. James has been in the analytics industry for nine years, with stints at Comcast, Technorati, The RealReal, and currently Rakuten Rewards, where he is Director of Data Empowerment and Analytics. One interesting fact about James is that…

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I am excited that Leah Weiss and Gabi Steele from Data Culture have agreed to speak at Course5 Compass on May 14th. Leah and Gabi started Data Culture to help companies solve big problems using data and to build lasting data cultures. I saw them present at a Forrester conference in Austin last November about…

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Analytics is at the top of almost every company’s investment agenda today. However, as I discussed in my previous article, even with this special attention, the success rates of analytics projects are quite disturbing. While there are several reasons for failure of analytics projects, four common mistakes organizations make are: Lack of alignment with business…

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Data, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are fast becoming mission-critical elements across industries to ensure businesses continue to remain competitive. Most businesses have been investing heavily to pursue their analytics agenda. However, the success rates of these projects have been quite disturbing. While there are several reasons for failure, here are the top four mistakes…

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As a society, we all are on a transformation journey right now. In the last year alone, we had the trade war between China and the United States, protests in Hong Kong, and various climate change events, which created unforeseen problems. Just a few weeks ago, we all were living our usual busy lives. Now,…

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Visitors to the lobby of Intel’s HQ are greeted by the following quote on the wall from Intel co-founder Robert Noyce: “Don’t be encumbered by the past. Go off and do something wonderful.”   I walked by that quote many times when I worked at Intel and, more often than not, found my thinking expanded…

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Setting up a high-performing analytics team that can address and manage diverse business expectations is not an easy task. At most times, when data shows any deviation from pre-conceived notions, in the business team’s mind, questions abound: “My sales benchmark is below average?” “Site visits cannot go down drastically – the data must be wrong…”…

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