I was recently talking to a CIO friend of mine. She has a really good team of people working for her and has recently gone through a hiring spell where she has six new-ish employees on her staff. All six have been at the company from anywhere between 1 month to 7 months. While talking … Read more A tale of two employees
Statistically speaking, you and/or your company really don’t need machine learning. By ‘statistically speaking’, I mean that most companies today have no absolutely no need for machine learning (ML). The majority of problems that companies want to throw at machine learning are fairly straightforward problems that can be ‘solved’ with a form of regression. They may not be … Read more You (probably) don’t need Machine Learning
I spend a lot of time talking to companies about big data and data science. Many conversations are with people at the CxO level (CEO’s, COO’s, CFO’s, etc etc) and usually revolve around basic discussions of big data and data analytics. One of the things that has surprised me a little from these discussions … Read more Five things the CEO wants to know about Big Data
If you are involved with marketing and/or technology in any large organization, you most likely are hearing a lot about marketing technology (MarTech) and the ‘explosion’ of MarTech people, technology, projects….and budgets. There are some folks out there who claim that within a few years, marketing will be spending more on IT than the CIO but … Read more Will marketing continue to grow their share of the technology budget?
Anne Fisher just published a nice piece titled “Why Big Data Isn’t Paying Off for Companies (Yet)” where she describes research from the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) regarding big data initiatives within organizations around the world. You can jump over to the study itself but Anne does a very good job describing the findings in … Read more The three roadblocks to big data success
Michael Krigsman just published a piece titled “What do business people think of their CIO?” that shares some output of a research report put out by Tech Pro Research regarding the perception of the CIO within the business, including some results related to innovation and the CIO. I’ll leave you to go read Michael’s write-up on … Read more Innovation and the CIO – Survey Results