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How to become unemployed as a data leader

By Brian O'Neill

One trend in analytics and data science I am hearing from the top thought leaders in this space is that (finally!) companies are realizing that the biggest opportunities for data that lay before us is in the pursuit of new … Read moreHow to become unemployed as a data leader

Ethics used to be a hassle. Now it’s not: Introducing Ethicize™, the fully AI-driven cloud-based ethics solution!

By Brian O'Neill

License our latest AI automation platform now, and get a free “Ethics Power Boost” for your next analytics or data science solution for just an additional $2.5M! That’s half off the standard price of $5M, but it’s for a limited … Read moreEthics used to be a hassle. Now it’s not: Introducing Ethicize™, the fully AI-driven cloud-based ethics solution!

10 Sample Questions to Ask Users of Data Science Solutions to Solicit Needs and Get Problem Clarity

By Brian O'Neill

This is a two-part article focused on “what” to ask users of data science solutions and data products, and how to ask/conduct these types of research sessions. In part one, we will look at the “what,” and part two will … Read more10 Sample Questions to Ask Users of Data Science Solutions to Solicit Needs and Get Problem Clarity

Think clean data is the blocker to your AI/Data Science initiative? Try people.

By Brian O'Neill

A few years ago when I started DFA, I wrote this article that aggregates many of the studies on failure rates for big data, analytics, and now AI projects. It serves as a reminder that you can keep throwing money … Read moreThink clean data is the blocker to your AI/Data Science initiative? Try people.

Failure rates for analytics, AI, and big data projects = 85% – yikes!

By Brian O'Neill

(Note: this article is updated from time to time as I encounter similar studies and news on this theme.) Not to be the bearer of bad news, but I recently found out just how many data science, analytics, IOT, big … Read moreFailure rates for analytics, AI, and big data projects = 85% – yikes!

Analytics Translators = Data Product Management + Service Design?

By Brian O'Neill

There’s a lot of buzz about analytics translators these days. In general, I find the name to be a really poor choice for what effectively is a product management role applied to internal data science or analytics services. But, I … Read moreAnalytics Translators = Data Product Management + Service Design?

A giant mess, peeps to follow, and an “anatomy of a decision”

By Brian O'Neill

This post is from Brian’s weekly mailing list. As I write this, I’m heading off to London for another edition of O’Reilly’s Strata conf. If you are headed there, you can catch my talk and mini-workshop on Wed, May. With … Read moreA giant mess, peeps to follow, and an “anatomy of a decision”

The CED Design Framework for Integrating Advanced Analytics into Decision Support Software

By Brian O'Neill

A UX and UI framework for designing effective decision support software applications that leverage data science and analytics.

How do you make data products and services engaging without AI and advanced analytics?

By Brian O'Neill

Low engagement; it’s a common challenge for many of my clients and the people I talk to in the analytics world. In fact, it’s the subject of my talk this year at the IIA Symposium next week. One of the … Read moreHow do you make data products and services engaging without AI and advanced analytics?