Data Analysis

Can AI & Machine Learning Ever Replace Human Judgment?

You've seen the video by now. Yes, the one of Serena Williams arguing with chair umpire at the U.S. Open Finals.

If you know tennis at all, you know she’s a great player. She’s done a ton...

Rescue and Recover: How Data Analytics Was Used in the Air France AF447 & Malaysia Airlines MH370 Disasters

We've all seen the news when an airplane crashes. Sometimes there are survivors, and sadly, more often than not, they’re aren’t.

2016 Presidential Election: How 1 Pollster Trumped Competition

"Data is dead."

That's the meme I saw all over social media and the Internet after Donald Trump "defied the polls" and defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. election.

And it’s true that...

Predictive Analytics in Healthcare: Why the Past Matters

It's 2004 and I’m just starting out in my data science career. I’m assigned to work with a drug store chain that’s about on every corner in New York City. They want our team to conduct a...

Two Ways MDM and Big Data Work Together

MDM is fundamental to a Big Data analytics solution and a data-first culture. When it’s baked in at the start of a Big Data initiative, it helps ensure that the data you’re analyzing is...

Performance Metrics: Are They Telling the Whole Story?

I love baseball. I played it as a child from when I was 6 to 16 and it’s always been my favorite sport to watch. To me, there is nothing I’d rather do than relax with a cold beverage and...

4 Ways Fundraisers Can Be Successful Using Data Analysis

I've seen all manner of change in technology as it relates to fundraising. From the advent of email solicitations to the use of social media to connect around a cause, fundraising...

Snowflake: The New Cloud-based Data Warehousing Paradigm

I fly to Boston regularly for business and often sit in its notorious traffic. The city is old and the roads are narrow with cars trying to zip down streets built for horses and carriages....

Data Translation: How to Tell the Right Story with Data

One of my personal pet peeves are "FYI" emails. Those emails forwarded to you with those three dreaded letters at the top and an abundance of text that follows…so I scroll. And keep...