Foto Friday – Old Cameras

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I pulled this one from the archives. My first attempt at Light Painting. We set up some old cameras and did some light painting with an LED light. Played around with Lightroom Levels to get the “grunge’ look.  Captured with Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105L on a Gitzo tripod.

Staying Relevant as a CIO

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I received an email this week pointing me to a nice article over on The Enterprisers Project titled “CIO’s: Stay Relevant With This Advice From 7 Veteran IT Executives“. The article leads to a downloadable PDF that describes a roundtable discussion between the following IT veterans: Cynthia Stoddard, NetApp CIO John Marcante, Vanguard CIO and […]

Foto Friday – Nuthatch

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Captured this Nuthatch on our deck feeder. Captured with Canon 1D Mark IV and Sigma 500 mm 4.5 DG handheld.

Don’t Let Your Data Drive You

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I just read Jim Harris’ recent blog post titled “Data isn’t everything“. In the post, Jim provides some quotes from an article titled “Why Quants Don’t Know Everything“. One of the passages from Jim’s post that I wanted to share was the following: Quants have risen to prominence in fields as diverse as sports, politics, […]

Links for July 13 2014

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Innovators overcome the can’ts Quote: Merely recognizing the can’ts and addressing them in advance can help, but that’s not enough.  Doubt and prior experience always creep back in, so even if you can stymie the can’ts early on, you’ll need to constantly fight the same battles throughout an innovation activity.  Because while the innovation team […]

Big Data – It’s not just for revenue

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If you spend any time reading about big data, you’ll find that most articles, blogs and stories refer to big data as a way to generate revenue.  Now, most times you won’t see the word “revenue” used but you’ll see plenty of references to ‘clients’, ‘customers’, ‘new products’ and the like.   I’m guilty of the […]

The Gap between the CIO and CMO – is it narrowing?

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I recently ran across a survey titled “Big Data’s Biggest Role – Aligning the CMO & CIO” that was put together by the CMO Council and SAS. The survey, which contained responses from 237 marketing and 211 IT executives, has some very interesting results. A few of the highlights from the survey: 85% of respondents […]

Before Jumping into Big Data, Know Where and How You’re Jumping

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The world of big data has been growing over the last few years. Everywhere you look today you see people talking about big data and discussing how their organization is doing (or planning to do) big data. While I’m all for organizations adopting big data and rolling out big data initiatives, I tend to cringe […]

Links for June 29 2014

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This Transformation Feels Different. Disruptively So. Quote:The drawing board for all of these newly created disruptors isn’t a better retail store or a cheaper factory. The drawing board for these mentioned disruptors comprises of data in an excel sheet and a code editor.  This is the new battleground that the digitally savvy C-Suite is quickly […]

Foto Friday – A Poppy

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I captured this poppy at a local park earlier this year with a Canon 7D and Canon 300mm f4 IS. Just goes to show you can use telephoto lenses for more than birding and wildlife.