Many organizations with significant exposures to natural and man-made catastrophes struggle to quickly and accurately assess the impact of those disasters on their business. I still remember the days when a major hurricane, flood or earthquake would trigger a fire-fighting exercise for my entire analytics staff. We had to answer many questions – about the event’s… Read more.
I have spoken with more than 50 Chief Data Officers (CDOs) and other senior data practitioners working in leading financial services organisations over the last two months. This has given me a fascinating insight into the health of the data space within financial services. So, how are we doing; are we prepared for the… Read more.
At the Chief Analytics Officer Forum-Europe, dozens of analytics leaders from a full range of industries came together in London’s Kensington neighborhood for the first CAO gathering east of the Atlantic. From financial services (Barclays, RBS, Bank of Ireland, etc) to retail products and services (eBay, Tesco, Unilever, etc), best practices and war stories… Read more.
Possibly one of the most reverberating statements we’ve read of late is the headline of a recent Harvard Business Review article, which said: Data Scientist is the sexiest job of the 21st century. Indeed, data scientists and the rise of chief data officers have cast a spotlight on the relevance of big data and… Read more.