All posts filed under: Analytics & AI

AI in Your Analytics Tool

Analytics & AI / Tools of the Trade

AI is fascinating, but most organizations don’t have the magnitude of data or the skills to effectively leverage it. Watching Qlik’s Qonnections 2018 keynote yesterday opened my eyes to a new application of ai. Qlik claimed that Qonnections was the largest data analytics conference in the world. Not sure about that one, but their existing 45,000 customers is hard to argue. Their CEO make some interesting claims, that 10 of the 10 largest pharma companies […]

AI Is Not Magic

Analytics & AI

One of the highlights of attending the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose back in March was the keynote address by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang. Of course, there was the predictable push to sell more hardware, but notwithstanding the technology demonstrations were truly impressive. There was an autonomous car in the parking lot. There was a driver in the conference room. Then, on the big screen, was the driver in the holodeck – the simulated […]

Next-Gen Business Intelligence for Healthcare and Life Sciences

Analytics & AI / Tools of the Trade

Amazon’s webinar today highlighted several ways that Big Data is being used in the HCLS industry. One of the key insights was the self-realization within one of the featured medical practices that they were “data rich, insight poor.” Having tremendous amounts of data isn’t much value to anyone without the appropriate tools and skills to visualize, interact and explore the data, which of course needs to be coupled with people who are empowered to act […]

An Attempt to Short Bitcoin

Analytics & AI / cryptocurrency

It makes me cringe when I hear people talk about investing in cryptocurrency. I have been successfully investing for 25+ years. This involves understanding fundamentals, having a general awareness of the economy while committing to a lot of safe principles like asset allocation, dollar cost averaging, long term perspectives and, most importantly, a disciplined selling strategy. In short, I am an investor, not a trader. I view cryptocurrencies as a massive social experiment with the […]

Is Missing Talent a Hindrance to Effective AI?

Analytics & AI

Today I joined IBM’s Machine Learning Everywhere: Build Your Ladder to AI webinar to hear about some of the latest trends in adopting Machine Learning into an organization, and of course plugs for several of IBM’s products in that space. Rob Thomas is General Manager of Analytics at IBM. His main topic was that there is a ladder that must be climbed for the effective use of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Per Rob, the […]

Day Two of Essential Practice Skills for High-Impact Analytics Projects

Analytics & AI / Ramblings

The seminar was an intensive on Structured Problem Solving, which I think is a term created by professor Patrick Noonan. A book may be in the works. I certainly hope so as there was tremendous wisdom and experience packed into these two days. Referring to the slide deck will help, but not the same way a comprehensive book would. So what is Structured Problem Solving? It is a way to identify the real issue and […]

Day One of Essential Practice Skills for High-Impact Analytics Projects

Analytics & AI

Today I met Emory University professor Patrick Noonan  at the INFORMS seminar on Essential Practice Skills for High-Impact Analytics Projects. The day included many great gems that will guide some thought processes for years to come, but an early idea was about the new nature of work and that businesses need to “figure it out as we go.” The underlying assumption is that business practices and advancements in data collection and analytics are changing at such […]

AI & Deep Learning Conference | GTC 2018

Analytics & AI / Tools of the Trade

I’m headed out to this conference in March. Will be great to revisit my old stomping ground. It would take about an hour but I used to walk to the convention center. But the important part—hearing about the latest innovations in AI, Analytics and Cryptocurrency and meeting industry influencers. From the conference web page… The world’s biggest and most important GPU developer conference. Learn how to harness the latest GPU technology. Enjoy face-to-face interactions with […]

Learning From The Best

Analytics & AI

Very excited to be attending this conference in February! From the conference web page… Learn practical frameworks and systematic processes for addressing complex, real-world problems and how to facilitate effective action. This intensive hands-on course is developed by the largest organization of analytics professionals, INFORMS. https://www.informs.org/Professional-Development/Continuing-Education/Essential-Practice-Skills-for-High-Impact-Analytics-Projects