Foto Friday – Storm rolling into White Sands

Foto Friday – Storm rolling into White Sands

As a storm was rolling into White Sands National Monument, I caught a ray of light hitting some plants in the foreground. Converting the image to Black & White really sets this image up nicely. Captured with Canon 5DsR and Canon 16-35 f/4 L.

Big Data isn’t the answer

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In a recent speech, John Costello, former president of Dunkin Donuts, is reported to have said “Big data is not a strategy…” I wish I had said that sometime in the past few years. I think I’ve similar things but I haven’t come right out and said those exact words (that I can recall). Again, I wish […]

Foto Friday – Spotlight on the Dead

Spotlight on the Dead

This is a capture from the Antelope Slot Canyon in Page Arizona from 2010. I’ve looked through my slot canyon photos a number of times and have always stopped at this one…but it wasn’t until I converted it to Black & White that I saw the real image…the sunlight shining down through a crack in […]

Foto Friday – Logan Pass Walkway

Logan Pass Walkway

This is a black and white of Hidden Lake Overlook Trail at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Sigma 8-16mm. Purchase a copy of Logan Pass Walkway

Foto Friday – Sun rising over Myrtle Beach

Sunrise over Myrtle Beach

I captured this sun rising over Myrtle Beach earlier this year. Captured with Canon 5DSR and Canon 16-35 f/4 L. Purchase a copy of Sun rising over Myrtle Beach here.

Data Analytics – Data Modeling, a Necessary first step

Data Analytics - Data Modeling, a Necessary first step

What do you think of when you hear the term ‘data modeling’? Just typing ‘data modeling’ almost made me go to sleep.  Who am I kidding…I’m a data geek and this stuff is interesting…but some folks aren’t quite as excited by this stuff as I am. Data modeling has many different definitions and connotations.  For […]

My Plantronics Savi 740 just died…so I bought another

Plantronics Savi 740

I’ve written before about my love of for the Plantronics Savi 740 (see here and here). Earlier this week, my beloved 740 died.  I’m not quite sure what happened but it just stopped working.  Mind you, it was only 4+ years old…which is something you really don’t see much of these days. For a few minutes, […]

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?


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, […]