Tech debt sloth breeds a culture of sloppy operations – An interview with Daniele Marmiroli, PhD

Tech debt is often unavoidable in most early stage startups. Not fixing the tech debt as a company gets traction and scales is more of a problem than the original creation of the tech debt. Turning a blind eye to tech debt has implications beyond the stack and creates an unstructured and sloppy culture.

Data governance starts at both the C-Suite and metadata level of your organization- An interview with Laurent Dresse

Facilitating the interface between IT and business is data governance, which is filled with opportunity. There is no specific career path into data governance, but the ability to understand metadata and contextualize organizational insights to executives holds much opportunity.

Aufbau des ersten Data Teams in ihrem Unternehmen

Ist Business Intelligence ein Luxus? Daten – richtig gemacht – sind weder billig noch einfach. Die meisten Unternehmen warten, bis sie eine gewisse Größe erreicht haben, bevor sie in eine interne Datenkompetenz investieren. Ein Greenfield-Projekt, der erste Aufbau einer internen Datenfunktion, ist ein wichtiger erster Schritt auf dem Weg eines Unternehmens zur Datenreife. Vor der Einrichtung einer internen Datenfunktion kann ein Unternehmen als Daten unreif gelten, unabhängig davon, wer die Daten nutzt oder wie lange das Unternehmen bereits besteht.

Beyond the algorithm, the realities of operationalizing AI – A podcast interview with Elizabeth Press

The AI mystique might be the biggest obstacle to AI adoption. The artisanal data scientist who works on an alchemy of code output the magical algorithm impedes discussion on what is needed to commercialize and scale AI solutions. AI needs to be treated like a product and an item to be manufactured and scaled on an industrial level.

What can stop the cycle of chaos, under investment, attrition and over hiring in data teams? – An interview with Stevan Lazic

Data teams are often chaotic places to work, which leads to attrition, over hiring, burn-out and other bad side effects. Stevan Lazic, an experienced product engineering leader who has worked at numerous startups and scaleups, talks with Elizabeth Press about what he thinks is driving the unhealthy dynamic in many data teams and what measures can be taken so that data teams are properly resourced.