Data Analytics – The importance of Data Preparation

Data Preparation

How many of you would go sky diving without learning all the necessary precautions and safety measures necessary to keep you alive? How many of you would let your kid drive your car without first teaching them the basics of driving?  While not as life-and-death as the above questions, data preparation is just as important to […]

Data Analytics – Prescriptive vs Descriptive

Data Analytics - Prescriptive vs Descriptive

You’ve collected tons of data. You’ve got terabytes and terabytes of data. You are happy because you’ve got data. But, what are you going to do with that data?You’ll analyze it of course. But how are you going to analyze it and what are you going to do with that analysis? How does data analytics come […]

What digital projects should you be chasing?

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I was talking to a CMO today about their current and future plans for digital projects. We were talking about data analytics, customer experience, technology, social media and other topics when the CMO asked what the ‘next’ project or technology that she and her team should be chasing. She asked: We’ve talked about all data, social, […]

Don’t get “Theranosed”

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Kaiser Fung just posted a blog titled “Tip of the day: don’t be Theranosed” where he defines “theranosed” as: Theranos (v): to spin stories that appeal to data while not presenting any data To be Theranosed is to fall for scammers who tell stories appealing to data but do not present any actual data. This […]

Foto Friday – Sunrise through the Clouds

Sunrise through the clouds

This is another capture of a cloudy sunrise over Myrtle Beach. This was captured with a Canon 5DSR and a Canon 16-35 f/4 sitting on a Gitzo 1228 MK2 Tripod. Buy a copy of Sunrise Through the Clouds

Foto Friday – Burrowing Owls playing Peak-A-Boo

Burrowing Owls Playing "Peak-a-boo"

A capture of a Burrowing Owl Couple checking things out from their hole.  Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 100-400 Mark II.   Purchase a copy of Burrowing Owls playing Peak-A-Boo for your wall

Can you really win if you aren’t the best?

Can you really win if you aren’t the best?

People often say that if you work hard and apply yourself, you’ll succeed. But lets be realistic….that isn’t always true, especially because everybody has a different definition of ‘succeed.’   Sure, you can work hard and apply yourself and become better than you were, but it doesn’t mean you’ll become the ‘best’ at something.  That’s […]

Foto Friday – Bluebird at Rest

Bluebird at rest

A quick capture of a mail bluebird at rest.  He had spent most of the day trying to keep his new fledged babies safe and fed. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 400 DO L with 1.4x III extender.  

Good data science isn’t about finding answers to questions

Good data science isn't about finding answers to question

I just finished reading an article over on Fast Company titled “How Designers Are Helping HIV Researchers Find A Vaccine.”  The story related in this article is a perfect example of what ‘good’ data science looks like.  The data scientists and designers worked together to build a platform that made it easy for anyone to dive […]

Foto Friday – Mountains and the Lake, Glacier National Park

This is a landscape photo of Mount Grinnell from Swiftcurrent lake. There was quite a bit of haze around which made for some interesting lighting and colors.

This is a landscape photo of Mount Grinnell from a boat on Swiftcurrent Lake. There was quite a bit of haze around which made for some interesting lighting and colors. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Sigma 12-24 II.   Buy a copy of Mountains and the Lake