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Curiosity and Data Science: Let it Drive Your Business

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We all know the age-old phrase: curiosity killed the cat. But when it comes to data science, curiosity can make your business come alive. In fact, the right mix of curiosity and data science could be your key differentiator in digital transformation. Let me explain. In this new age of big data and data automation, lots of companies are using …

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Are Privacy Concerns Halting Smart Cities Indefinitely?

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It looks like the design of today’s smart cities may not be smart enough. In October, Ann Cavoukian, the Director of Privacy for Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs smart neighborhood project in Toronto, resigned after learning that not all data collected from residents would be de-identified at the source. In her resignation letter, Cavoukian likened the project to a “smart city of …

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Making Data Work For You: 6 Steps To Limit Bias In Your Big Data

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You can’t succeed in business today without the use of big data. In fact, I’ve long been a believer that data-backed decisions are essential for effective digital transformation. Not only does data help you learn a lot more about your customers—often in real time—it can also help speed up otherwise slow and taxing approval processes. Together, that creates a better …

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3 Reasons You Need a Data Purge Strategy

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Data, data, data. It seems you can’t go anywhere today without hearing how important data is to your company’s success in digital transformation. But the fact is, having too much data can actually bog your company down—leaving it vulnerable to security breaches and clogging up your ability to make smart, quick, data-backed decisions. That’s why every company that collects data …

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How to Derive Actionable Insights From Your Talent Recruitment Process Data

In Big Data by Steven WilliamsLeave a Comment

I recently published an article on LinkedIn discussing the need to move away from self-validated opinions when it comes to talent recruitment, talent acquisition, and talent attraction and the value that data can add to the talent recruitment process. In that article, I spoke about the role data plays in recruiting top talent and how to derive actionable insights from …

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6 Steps to Build a Data-Driven Sales Team

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Did you know that the most successful sales teams are three times more likely to use analytics than under-performing teams? A statistic like that would convince me to use data immediately, but that isn’t always the case. It seems that data has taken a backseat to other less successful sales tactics and it’s time for that to change. But you …

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Managing Your Personal Data: Working Towards Protection Is A Team Effort

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Earlier this year, the Cambridge Analytica data scandal resulted in 87 million Facebook profiles being harvested for data. Over and over, we see scandal after scandal of our personal data, that is collected by a major company, compromised. The company admits to the occurrence, the public reacts in outrage and the company promises transparency and increased security in exchange. And …

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Go Beyond Google Analytics and Use Data to Educate Your Clients

In Big Data by Drew McLellanLeave a Comment

Numbers and data are no longer a daunting task — they’ve now become an integral part of a company’s operations. The issue is most companies are only given the basic facts of their data without the what’s, how’s, and why’s that are driving the data analytics. Jaywing, a British data-based digital agency, found that brands across the board are failing …