The One Resource You Can’t Buy…

Original article was published by Bruno Aziza on Artificial Intelligence on Medium


The One Resource You Can’t Buy…

Data Strategies Gone Bad and How To Fix Them, Culture Issues & Data Governance…

Courtesy of my friends @ Trifacta

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I hope you’ll like this week’s digest!

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1–Bad Data strategies: A few years ago, I asked a customer how she evaluated the cost of a bad data strategy. Her answer: every wrong decision costs us $50,000. How much do bad decisions cost your organization? Check out Yasmin Siddiqui’s framework to protect against risk, loss of money & time.

25 steps to a Better Data Governance Program: Principles, Quality, Metadata & Semantics, Accessibility and Lifecycle Management. Thanks Gregory Vial for the great piece, Vijay Khatri & Carol Brown of Stevens Institute of Technology.

3 — “The Problem with Communication is the Illusion that it occurred”. FIRST, as a french person, I’d like to apologize to my American friends, colleagues & family. SECOND, I’d like to THANK Simon for sharing Erin Meyer’s research. If anything, I have science as an explanation!
1) Context: US appears to be a low context society. France does not.
2) Feedback: The French favor direct feedback. The Japanese might not.
3) Egalitarian: The French appears more hierarchical than Americans.
4) Decisions: Here is a place where Americans & the French meet!
5) Tasks: The US seems to be at the opposite of India. France is right in the middle.
6) Confrontations: Err….yeah…Again, sorry to my American, Japanese & Indian friends.
7) Time & Scheduling: yeah…so here again, my latin roots might not be favorable in the US culture.

More on “low context” in this video

4 — “Analytics is the Quest of Inspiration” — Cassie Kozyrkov
Chief Decision Scientist @ Google. See below both the 4 min conversation and the longer form one too!

5 — Customer Award of the Week goes to Ed from Autotrader UK! He is passionate data analytics leader who loves to build data driven products: over 75% of all time spent on UK classified automotive sites is spent on Auto Trader which creates an amazing opportunity for them to innovate with Data.

Slideshare below!

EXTRAS OF THE WEEK: Scott Taylor, aka the Data Whisperer, makes me laugh! He has a knack for coming up with memorable content.

The first one here is a serious one (but has a great zinger in it: “I’ve seen 3 types of data quality: good, great and sucks”)

The second one is about CDOs (Chief Dog Officers), Pirates who like R and industry buzz words….:)