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Introduction Within a company using data to derive business value, although you may not be appreciated with your data science skills all the time, you always are when you manage the data infrastructure well. Everyone wants the data stored in an accessible location, cleaned up well, and updated regularly. Backed up by these unobtrusive but steady demands, the salary of a data architect is equally high or even higher than that of a data scientist.…

The role of big data engineer professionals is continuously evolving with the evolution of technologies and tools. Learn about the changing role of data engineers here. Organizations have realized the value data can bring to their business and are looking forward to modernizing their analytics environments. This has led to increasing demand for data engineers who can unlock the value of data by removing the bottlenecks across the entire data team. To tackle this growing…

The ability to present data and facts in support of an argument within the context of a story is a skill worth developing. It will help you sway audiences with more compelling presentations. Previously, I outlined a process framework for analytical storytelling and how a communications employee named Allison was using it to justify a budget. Allison was asked to prove the hypothesis that employees who take advantage of company-sponsored training programs are more likely to stay…

State governments have unique challenges when it comes to budgets, workforce readiness, and technology adoption. Increasingly state and local governments have also been innovative, pushing forward AI technology to help with many operational and constituent facing operations.  Carlos Rivero, Chief Data Officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia, was recently a guest on the AI Today podcast as well as a panelist during the recent Data for AI Week Virtual Conference to discuss how states, and in particular the Commonwealth…

Data warehouses may not grab the attention of young founders looking to build the next viral app or drone. But at startup Snowflake Computing, CEO Bob Muglia is proving there’s still huge money in the category. Snowflake announced a new funding round on Thursday that will pump $263 million into San Mateo, Calif.-based company. Led by Sequoia Capital and previous investors ICONIQ Capital and Altimeter Capital, the funding values the company at $1.5 billion. “Every…

Data has become one of the most valuable commodities for modern businesses. However, sometimes with great plenty, comes great responsibility. In addition, more and more businesses are going digital, and the result is that a large amount of data is being produced within their supply chains. But data, as opposed to capital, is useless without the tools that allow organizations to order, understand, and gain deeper insights from it. The big data revolution has made…

It is one thing to innovate and achieve breakthrough success—to reach the pinnacle, the mountain top. It is quite another to sustain that leadership position decade after decade, in a competitive marketplace that has become increasingly digital and data-and-analytics driven. The ability of American Express (AMEX) to sustain its brand and continue to reinvent and build upon its core strengths as a leader in customer experience and payment processing is a rare and notable feat. Founded in…

Forget Brussels. Never mind Bruges. Ignore Antwerp. Why? Because there’s Ghent. It is an open secret that Ghent is a hidden gem – an often overlooked Flemish city that is home to medieval cathedrals, winding canals, quaint cobblestone streets, and an allegedly haunted castle with the oh-so-appropriate name of Gravensteen. Now, through word of mouth and social media, even more tourists and modern-day explorers have discovered this under-the radar utopia. Sadly, the new influx of…

Every year, digital data growth hits new records. IDC predicts the world’s collected data will surge to 175 zettabytes by 2025. Enterprises are collecting more data than ever before, attempting to derive business advantages from both proprietary and outside data sources. But uncovering the benefits of the massive volumes of data they’re generating comes with both challenges and opportunities. Some of the challenges are obviously related to data management. We’ve seen a growth in tools and…

These days, it is not a question of whether companies are collecting and analyzing data on their execution of operations, but rather how effectively they are doing so. Companies spanning industries are all prioritizing their data analysis capabilities. They seek the real-time insights enabled from complete data visibility, which can optimize their processes. Before organizations can begin gleaning insights from their data, it is essential to assess their data maturity level. Organizations that successfully gauge…