Posts Tagged ‘Data Platform’

applying simple design tactics for data architecture

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 […]

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 […]

Why Data Now Makes Every Company a Tech Company

Along with countless others in the IT consulting space, I’ve written about the challenges facing businesses as they undergo their various digital transformation initiatives. I find the topic endlessly fascinating, as it not only speaks to today’s business opportunities but explores what will be the foundation for the next century of innovation. Discussing how IoT, […]

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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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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 […]

Microsoft giving away Power BI — for FREE?!?

As crazy as it may sound, Microsoft has decided to give away Power BI  for free. Why?  That’s easy: they want Tableau’s market. Well, maybe that’s not the entire answer.  After all, Microsoft played nicely with Tableau for years, largely viewing them as a partner.  But frankly, they were leaving a fairly large market opportunity […]