Elevating the analyst – an interview with João Sousa

The gap between analytics and impact can be filled with business acumen and empowerment. João Sousa talks about his journey as an analytics practitioner to McKinsey and into diagnostic analytics at a vendor. Knowing the why, understanding the root cause, is the key to driving more business value with data. The root cause and how to change something is the real way to create business impact.

Fall in love with the problem, not the data – an interview with Mor Eini

Mor Eini’s career started in the Israeli Defense Force in the Office of the Prime Minister and took her to the VC ecosystem in Berlin. Mor Eini from APX, which is an early stage investor, explains how she evaluates a startup’s use of data. Mor also talks about the Israeli and Berlin ecosystems. She also shares her insights as a B2B investor on how data is a tool to create, foster, accelerate innovation, but data is not the innovation.

Tackling machine learning enemy #1, poor data quality –  an interview with Sahar Changuel, PhD

Data quality is a business problem, as well as a tech problem. It is the biggest enemy of data-driven business and machine learning. Bad quality data can block or render a data project or machine learning use case unusable and thus a waste of money, human resources and time. Tackling data quality needs to be a targeted, systemic and ongoing, rather than a huge, one time cathartic event.

Building defensibility with Data Moats  – an interview with Raúl Berganza Gómez

Competitive advantages enable your business to be successful. Defensibility is what you need to keep that competitive advantage. Data Moats leverage data to create parts of your business that are hard for competitors to replicate. In an open source, fast-moving digital world, building a deep moat gives your business the margin and time to maintain competitiveness.

Growing the AI Guild  – An interview with Dânia Meira, Co-Founder and Director of the AI Guild

The AI Guild has become a brand synonymous with AI thought leadership and expertise in the Berlin Tech Scene and beyond. Immigration, integration, sharing personal challenges and working together towards professional growth are all elements of the human story behind the technology that are talked about in this interview and retrospective.

The prevalence of AI and importance of engaging in dialogue

AI is becoming omnipresent in our lives and is shaping our world. Thus wider public involvement in determining how AI is designed and used is important for society. Understanding AI and getting involved in how it is applied and governed might seem daunting, but Varsh Anilkumar offers some ways to get involved and learn about AI.

Why managers should drink coffee: A Military Veteran’s take on change management

Neil Herzog-Gilroy is a former British Army Military Intelligence Operator. He draws on 20 plus years of experience of working with various Intelligence and Law Enforcement Agencies around the world to bring us some food for thought on how to manage change in fast paced environments where people are the most important resource.

Bridging the gap between data and money

This article was co-authored by Elizabeth Press and Peter Schroeter Data is a top priority on almost every C-suite agenda, and for good reason. When data is properly sourced, compiled, and understood, it has the potential to add tremendous value to a company’s profitability and competitive positioning. However, without proper business acumen, data organizations often …

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