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Chief Data Strategist

Arvind Murali is the Chief Data Strategist for Data Governance with Perficient. His role includes defining data strategy and governance to deliver transformative data platforms. Arvind has served as an executive advisor for data strategy and governance to organizations across several industries. Arvind’s dedication to solving challenges and identifying new opportunities has provided valuable business-focused results for clients, such as providing self-service access to data for global sales teams; helping physicians create informed wellness plans; and delivering insights about current supply chain inventories. He is a passionate Vlogger on YouTube and discusses real-world insights, data platform trends, and the importance of governance as big data continues its exponential growth.

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Cambridge Analytica: Recommendations on Data Ethics

Before going deep into Data Ethics, I would highly recommend watching the documentary The Great Hack on Netflix which summarizes Cambridge Analytica’s involvement in the largest Data Ethics issue and how it played a role in Brexit, the Trump Campaign, the Cruz Campaign, and others. It is also interesting to know that the people who […]

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Science is Interesting: The Human Brain Project

Have you heard about the Human Brain Project? It is one of the largest funded projects to build a super computer that will replicate the molecular architecture of the human brain. This was done to understand how brain comprehends diseases, genomic sequencing, and eventually to correct the defects behind human brains. It included nuero-scientists, data […]

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Artificial General Intelligence and A Human-Robot Partnership

The famous example that would be given about artificial general intelligence (AGI) is when a autonomous car has the rational ability to make a strong decision of what direction to take. Take an example of a car driving in a lane autonomously. It has to make 1 of 2 options in an accident prone path. […]

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The Science of Artificial General Intelligence

I was just listening to an Audio Book titled “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity” and going through an interesting period of listening and comparing the Dualism Theory and Artificial General Intelligence. This is an interesting thought and wanted to share it with you expecting comments and thoughts. Let […]

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5 Digital Transformation Interests for IT Service Providers

Gartner predicts a whopping 70% growth in artificial intelligence (AI), while niche vendors such as KenSci and viz.ai are shaking industries with their industry specific intelligence. In addition, software vendors such as Informatica and Microsoft are heavily investing in putting pervasive AI in their own technologies to efficiently use their software for better augmented intelligence […]

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Moving from Narrow AI to Artificial General Intelligence

Microsoft’s investment of $1 billion in OpenAI to build Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) shows a market trend moving towards the next phase of AI. While this has economic benefits of scale, AGI is only possible if software and hardware work together in perfect harmony. In the last decade, the general AI community has been very […]

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Data Architecture and Design Thinking

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci Simplicity is a very important strategy as people are thinking of designing their modern data platforms. Design is often a complex task, so I recommend applying strong design thinking to simple goals as you lead your data architecture teams. I have stood before many architecture review […]

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How to Build a Winning Data Platform

Recently, at Informatica World 2019, I heard the importance of data platform in building AI capabilities for the organization. What is interesting is that Informatica, known for their products delivering the “Switzerland of Data”, is now using AI capabilities to enhance their own suite of products with CLAIRE capabilities. In further exploring a few other […]

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AI and New Collar Jobs

Gartner stated that AI will create 2.3 Million jobs in 2020, while eliminating 1.8 Million. In my previous blog, “AI Adoption and How to Thrive in 4th Industrial Revolution“, I had written about the importance of humans to co-exist with AI or jeopardize their jobs. Gartner had confirmed this by calling AI a “positive job […]

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The EU Has Released Guidelines for AI Ethics

It’s here. The European Union (EU) has officially declared AI as an important constituent of their economic growth and have put forth rules and guidelines to “trust” the AI system. Does this mean that the EU is trying to instill “human values” into AI? I don’t think so. The requirements that are defined for AI […]

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Medical Thrillers and Digital Transformation

I have been listening to an audio book called “Cell” by author Robin Cook. This is a medical thriller about a doctor, George Wilson, whose life revolves around an innovation that is devastating and plays a critical role in his entire life and the people he loved. A large company creates a smartphone app that […]

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Design Thinking in the World of Data

Huh?? Say that again. Design thinking is a methodology that provides a solution-based approach to solving problems by using five stages: empathize, design, ideate, prototype, and test. So how does it apply to data? Applying Design Thinking to Data Solutions Engineering, arts, literature, music, and science have mastered the art of design thinking. Why not think […]

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Massively Open Online Data: How’s Your MOOD?

There is more access to free online content than ever before with things like free software and free education. Now, a new trend in digital transformations is emerging that offers free data. Let’s examine where we’re coming from and where we’re going with massively open online data (MOOD). First There Was Massive Open Online Software […]

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AI Adoption and How to Thrive in The 4th Industrial Revolution

We live in a fantastic era of automated cars, drones delivering packages, chatbots taking fast food orders, and a new generation of robots’ co-existence with humans referred to as the 4th industrial revolution. AI has become an integral part of every discussion that I am in with a CXO. It’s always on their top five […]

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Digital Intelligence and the Role of Data in Personalization

Welcome to 2019 where things take an interesting turn, or, materialize as predicated for so long. In a data-driven environment, it is no surprise that this year Information Executives (CIO, CDO, CTO, CAO) focus on the following topics according to IDG, Gartner, CIO, and Forrester: Trying to figure out ways to increase IT Budget to […]

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Use Enterprise Data to Drive Business and Build Trust

Enterprise data is a very valuable asset and, if used strategically, it can help drive success. One outcome of using data analytics is that you’ll be enabled with better decision making skills. Instead of basing decisions off of past experiences, you can leverage your data to understand how different choices affect your organization. Data can […]

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Why BI Is Still The Most Important Trend

There are a lot of trends in data and analytics on the rise with AI, advanced analytics, IoT, and data science. But even with all of those new ways to explore and transform your enterprise data assets, business intelligence (BI) is still at the core of effective data strategy. Gartner estimates a $22.8 billion growth in […]

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Informatica World 2018 Takeaways for Intelligent Disruption

Another successful Informatica World 2018 concluded in Las Vegas last week. The conference provided many insights into how Informatica is playing a role in intelligent disruption with over 1,200 sessions and 112 customer and partner speakers. Below are my four takeaways from the conference this year. 1. Data 3.0 I remember discussing Data 3.0 last […]

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Data Strategy Framework: Handle with CARE

As Gartner predicted, artificial intelligence is emerging as a core business and analytical competency. Although information is still not recognized as a line item in a corporate balance sheet (data as an asset), it is still a strategic asset that can drive business value.  Therefore, it’s important to have data strategy framework in place. On […]

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Amazon Knows What You Want to Buy BEFORE You Buy It

I was reading an article about “Amazon using its MultiDimensional Datasets”. The news never gets old to me that Amazon Retail leveraging its Big Data Ecosystem to access 1,000,000,000 GB of data on more than 1,400,000 servers to increase sales through predictive analytics does personalized recommendations, price optimization, and anticipatory predictions on what the customer […]

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