Digital transformation depends on data

Digital transformation is big business. Research firm Gartner predicts that digital business will represent an average 36% of a business’s overall revenue by 2020. Small wonder that the Chief Digital Officer is becoming a key executive role within many large companies. How does the Chief Digital Officer work with the other CDO (the Chief Data…

When is the best time to start a data quality program?

Almost every business has a data quality problem. In a study involving 75 executives only 3% found that their data fell within the minimum accepted range of 97 or more correct data records out of 100. Yet for many businesses struggle on with poor data hampering their business and putting them at risk. The timing…

Get out and vote

Tomorrow will be South Africa’s 6th general election since 1994’s first democratic election. Is the economy working for you? Are you getting the services you need? Are you being treated fairly? Let your voice be heard! Irrespective of your political affiliation – voting is the only practical way to have your voice be heard. I…

Managing the modern data pipeline

A few weeks back I wrote about the emerging role of the data engineer – the group of person’s responsible for delivering the quality data pipelines that enable the data scientist. I followed it up with this tweet – which I believe summaries very consisely the changing reality of big data and advanced analytics 2012…