Data Maturity before Digital Maturity

I recently wrote about Digital Maturity vs Digital Transformation where I proclaimed that its more important to set your goal for digital maturity rather than just push your organization toward digital transformation initiatives.  In this post, I want to talk about one of the most important aspects of digital maturity: Data Maturity. Before you can […]

Digital Maturity or Digital Transformation?

Everyone’s working on digital transformation projects.  Much like ‘big data’ or ‘machine learning’, digital transformation is a phrase that you hear every day across just about every organization. The problem with digital transformation is that its not the end goal….you don’t set a goal of ‘being transformed’ especially when you’re looking at the digital space.  […]

Foto Friday – Eagles at Rest

A capture from the Tulsa Zoo’s Eagle exhibit. The eagle’s in this exhibit are all injured and unable to care for themselves. Made with Sony A7rIII and Sony 100-400 FE G Master lens. Click the photo to be taken to a larger version on 500px.  

Accuracy and Trust in Machine Learning

A few weeks ago, I wrote about machine learning risks where I described four ‘buckets’ of risk that needed to be understood and mitigated when you have machine learning initiatives.  One major risk that I *should* have mentioned explicitly is the risk of accuracy and trust in machine learning.  While I tend to throw this […]

Foto Friday – An Oklahoma Road

I’ve always wanted to get a photography like this (a road leading off into the distance). This isn’t quite what I had in mind, but its close. Captured in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton OK. Made with Sony A7rIII and Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens. Click the photo to be taken to […]

Foto Friday – Trees on Mount Scott, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Oklahoma isn’t known for ‘mountains’ but there are a few areas in the state that are actually quite hilly and – officially – called mountains. The Wichita Mountains are in the Southwest portion of the state near Lawton Oklahoma. Within this range is the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge run by the US Fish & Wildlife […]

Foto Friday – Sedona Arizona Buttes

Earlier this year, I made a trip out to Sedona Arizona. I hadn’t been out there before and didn’t have a lot of time to spend in the field with my camera, but I made a few good photographs. Here’s one of them. Sedona Arizona Buttes Made with Sony A7rIII and Sony 100-400 FE G […]

Machine learning risks are real. Do you know what they are? 

Machine Learning Risks are real and can be very dangerous if not managed / mitigated. Everyone wants to ‘do’ machine learning and lots of people are talking about it, blogging about it and selling services and products to help with it. I get it…machine learning can bring a lot of value to an organization – […]

What is the cost of bad data?

How much is bad data costing you? It could be very little – or it could be a great deal. In this article I give an example of what the cost of bad data really is. A few days ago, I received a nice, well designed sales/marketing piece in the mail yesterday. In it, a […]

What can you DO with Machine Learning?

Everyone’s talking about machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) these days.  If you are a CxO or work in IT or marketing, I’d bet that you hear these terms more than you probably want to. It feels an awful lot like the early data of Big Data or Business Intelligence or the days when […]