For data and analytics functions adopting agile as their way of working, a structure is also required for the people management dimension. Squads and tribes is an approach pioneered by Spotify in 2012 that is starting to transfer into this sector. This white paper explains the concept and how individuals fit into it.
Agile analytics is gaining traction as a way of working. Its appeal is the ability to flex resources, responding to both short deadlines and long-term development projects, while providing practitioners with a good mix of challenges. For managers, it requires a different approach from conventional analytics. This white paper considers some of the key things to consider when adopting agile in the data and analytics function.
Digital transformations are en vogue among business leaders, yet many fail to achieve their goals. Five gaps typical open up between the vision and the reality. This white paper identifies them and the reasons why they occur.
A common experience for data practitioners when their organisation adopts a new digital-first strategy is that it often lands without a data strategy attached. This briefing note suggests five ways to avoid this happening and to make sure data is seen as integral to digital transformations, based on conversations with DataIQ Leaders and DataIQ 100 members.
With much discussion of FaceApp’s end-user agreement, Toni Sekinah decided to pore over the small print of her new sports watch resulting in some comments and questions. She concluded that companies and organisations that collect our data need to more than just say ’these are our conditions, like it or lump it’.
For chief data officers who spent several years working hard on GDPR, the fines levied on BA and Marriott must feel disappointing. But it is CIOs and CISOs who have let those companies down, not CDOs, argues David Reed.
While there is ever-increasing use of industrial IoT and we are moving closer to a world where machines will be able to take care of themselves, those machines will not be fully robotised. This is according machine learning expert Mike Brooks of Aspen Technology who Toni Sekinah how his company identifies problems from sensor data.
Travel technology start-up Volantio has a platform that uses machine learning and analytics to help airlines manage their overbooked flights. Fenn Bailey of Volantio speaks to Toni Sekinah about his company uses analytics to do this and which other industries might benefit from such a platform.
The use of predictive policing has received a fresh boost with the Home Office pledging £5 million in funding to the West Midlands Police to continue its work with a data analytics scheme, designed to assess whether someone will become a criminal or a victim of crime.
Data industry pioneer Edwina Dunn has been named as one of four new independent commissioners to be appointed to the board of the Geospatial Commission, the government-funded body set up to maximise the value of all UK government data linked to location.
The UK’s cyber defence operation has thwarted a major airport email phishing campaign, which used a fake gov.uk address in an attempt to get over 200,000 airline passengers to hand over cash on the premise that they would receive an increased refund by doing so.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid has rejected warnings about the potential dangers of facial recognition technology - most recently issued by the Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham - to back the police as forces across England and Wales step up their trials.