For CDOs and aspiring CDOs looking to make a big business impact with data.

What Financial Services Firms are Doing with AI Today Will Separate Leaders...

As an industry analyst and thought leader, I’ve attended many great discussions on the role of data, analytics, and artificial intelligence in industries and organizations. Today’s virtual event...
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episode 07

Turning Data from Oil into Oxygen

with Wunderman Thompson’s Jacques van Niekerk

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episode 06

A Liberal Arts Approach to Data

with 14 West's Grace Epperson

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episode 05

Optimizing Human Potential with #Data and #AI

with Schneider Electric's Gustavo Canton

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European financial services firms are behind when it comes to AI...

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AI, Wheat, and the Future of Our Money: New Research from The...

“In 10,000 years, the earth's population has doubled ten times, from less than 10 million to more than six billion now and ten billion soon. Most of the...
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Financial Services Enters its Next Cycle of Innovation with AI

In 1866 the first transatlantic cable was successfully laid from New York to London. It would provide the first in over a century of technological...
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Becoming Data Driven

Boardrooms across the country are talking about how they must become more data-driven. If data is the new oil, the ability for organizations to mine this data...
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New Harvard Research Shows Japanese Enterprises Must Empower the...

Organizations must better leverage their data in order to succeed in today’s business world. That refrain has been heard for the better part of the last two...
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A Fact-Driven World: Mission Impossible?

The Business Intelligence market has existed for thirty years now. Every business leader says they want their organizations to be data-driven, and yet, only a...
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Understanding the Link Between Frontline Workforce Empowerment...

It's not shocking that nearly 90% of businesses say their success depends on empowering those on the frontlines to make better decisions in the moment. They are...
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Gartner MQ 2019

Empowering the Frontlines Can Help Solve the UK’s Productivity...

Since I moved to London from the US about a year ago, a burning issue I keep reading about in the business pages is the UK’s so-called ‘productivity...
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Introducing The Data Chief Podcast

We’ve spent decades collecting data and millions of dollars trying to extract business value from it. Yet the ugly truth remains: few organizations say they...
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Supply chain resilience during COVID-19 and beyond

Something one of our customer’s executives said last week stuck with me for days. He said: “People are asking questions about our business that have never...
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Battling COVID-19 With Data and Why the CDC Lacks Actionable Data...

It was Easter Monday in New Jersey, wicked storms pummel the area increasing the likelihood that the power and internet will go out. I’d like to be reading a...
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3 Ways Build More Resilient Supply Chain

Modern supply chains are incredibly complex, and supply chain resilience is often the largest source of risk for enterprises. It’s hard to imagine a more...
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How the Financial Sector Can Navigate COVID-19

These are turbulent times for humanity. As the world reels from COVID-19, the realities of how businesses operate and engage with clients are being forcefully...
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3 Key Takeaways from NRF

Earlier this month, I got to start my new year with one of my favorite events, one that sets the stage for the year ahead for the entire retail market. I...
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Stop Integrating and Start Campaigning: Wipro and ThoughtSpot...

In the world of retail, marketing campaigns can make or break a brand. Just look at Peloton’s Christmas campaign. But a successful campaign requires so...
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Perfect Storm or Transformative Triumvirate: Data for Good, Data...

There have only been a few times in my career and in my life when I have felt equally inspired and disheartened, terrified even.
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Fannie Mae Wins Big with Embedded Analytics Portal The Exchange

This past month was incredibly exciting for us here at ThoughtSpot. Not because we won an award or were recognized by influencers as a leader in the market...
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How Fearless Are You in Your Analytics Journey?

Would you describe yourself as a risk-taker? Fearless? Would you even go so far as jumping out of a plane on the journey to digital transformation? Me...
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7 Things You Missed at the 2019 Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

Much is celebrated in the month of March. Devout Christians mark the arrival of Lent with a period of penitence. Countless revelers around the world don green...
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Digital Transformation Needs an AI Life Jacket

Digital transformation. If you’re playing tech buzzword bingo on a regular basis, it’s a term you’ve been seeing for quite some time. So why is it...
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The Magic of Democratizing Data Analytics: 3 Steps to Get Started

In today’s world, businesses are rapidly adopting data driven decision making processes. With insight driven companies growing 8 times faster than their...
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Gartner MQ 2019

Five Ways Data Leaders Can Thrive in the Age of the CDO

As organizations increasingly view data as a valuable asset, more CDOs are being recruited to harvest, manage, protect and mine it. Gartner’s last Chief...
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From Doom to Delight: How to Turn Around Any Data Project

If you were going to start a company, where would you begin? Build a headquarters for 2,000 people? Hire a big sales team? List some shares on the New York...
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Sorry, Data Literacy isn’t Optional for Your Business

When I worked at AOL many years ago, the company would often conduct surveys to gauge customer satisfaction. You know the type: “Press 1 to leave your...
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Don’t Let an Overly Authoritarian GDPR Approach Drive Users to...

As daunting as GDPR can seem, there are also beneficial aspects to it. Most notably, having a single standard across Europe to comply with. My teenagers...
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AI is on Its Way to the Enterprise, Bringing Easy Analytics with...

On a recent trip to New York City, I found myself with only 30 minutes to travel 2 miles between meetings. In the rain. In the past, this would have meant...
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Your Analytics Need an Adrenaline Injection, but It Can't Come...

Remember when you used to have to call a cab and wait fifteen minutes to get a ride? Or ask a librarian to find a copy of your favorite book, then meander...
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Practical Tips for Success with Machine Learning

In the last year, the hype around AI has been deafening. And for good reason. Despite a long hiatus in the AI research community without any major wins, we’ve...
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Not Taking a Risk is The Biggest Risk

Adapted from a talk given by Bask Iyer.   I grew up off the coast south of Chennai in southern India. For those who don’t know India, there are beautiful...
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How to Succeed as a Chief Data Officer

As part of our ongoing #CxO ThoughtLeader best practices series, this week we welcome Carole McCluskey, CIO and CTO of TrueBlue, Inc., to talk about best...
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What the C-Suite Wants from the Chief Information Officer

Many CIOs express the desire to be strategic and relevant to the C-suite and yet struggle getting there Why can’t all businesses create an “Amazon”...
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How to Win in the Age of AI

The promise of Artificial Intelligence (AI)  has fascinated us for a long time.   As early as 1951 when by some definition the first AI programs were...
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CEO + CDO: Four Strategies for Partnering to Drive Company Growth

Adapted from a talk Ken Rudin gave at ThoughtSpot’s CxO event in June 2017. As a Chief Data Officer or somebody running an analytics organization, what are...
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5 Ways Data Governance Is—and Is Not—Changing

Like many of us in high school, my kids have recently discovered Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2).” It’s no surprise that teenagers...
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CDO Best Practices from Michael Keithley

As part of our ongoing #CxO ThoughtLeader best practices series, this week we welcome Michael Keithley, CIO of United Talent Agency, to talk about best...
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Gartner MQ 2019

Top 5 Concerns for a Chief Data Officer

Traditionally the role of the Chief Information Officer, owning the data strategy for an organization has increasingly been carved off into a separate C-Level...
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Advice to the CDO—There's No Such Thing as a Silver Bullet

A few years ago I came across an infographic representing most of the vendors in the “big data landscape.”  It contained hundreds of companies, some of...
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5 Lessons Your Company Can Learn from a Startup

What do you think of when you hear about Fortune 500 companies?  Large, stable companies that have stood the test of time.  Organizations with significant...
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The Elephant in the Room: The Hidden Cost of BI

Anyone who has ever been involved in implementing a Business Intelligence (BI) solution has also been involved in understanding the costs of that solution. In...
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Seven Secrets CDOs Should Know about Data-Driven Marketers

Today’s stakes are higher Data has never been more central to the world of marketing than it is today. CMO budgets are rising fast, and with them rises the...
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Machine Learning Is the New Hadoop

Although I took statistics classes in college, my first real introduction to practical advanced analytics was in 2008 when Netezza purchased NuTech Solutions to...
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3 More Secrets of Successful Data Strategies

A few weeks ago we talked about the top 3 factors of a successful data strategy.     I’ve had a number of people ask me for more—it’s a broad topic that...
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Destroy the competition with these data strategies

In the movie Moneyball, Peter Brand fundamentally changes the way baseball players are scouted and evaluated.     Statistics in baseball aren’t new, in fact...
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3 Secrets of Successful Data Strategies

Don’t you hate it when the big strategic project you’ve invested time, money, and other resources in ends in failure?   How do you prevent that? You’ve...
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5 Ways Machine Learning Can Make Your BI Better

Everyone seems to be discussing machine learning and artificial intelligence, but few people really know how to take advantage of the new technology. Did you...
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Building a Team with an Analytic Mindset

You just got the job you’ve been working for—Chief Data Officer. Congratulations!  It seems like everyone has ideas about what you should do. The CTO...
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The Future of Analytics: Answering the “Next” Question

If you had to guess, what percentage of your organization is happy with the amount of data they have to do their jobs? 50%? 30%? I bet it’s less than 10%. And...
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It’s Time to Think Different About BI

The pace of business change is higher than it has ever been. A big influence is the emergence of digital channels and disruptions in every industry from...
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The Analytics Battle: Agility vs. Governance

https://www.thoughtspot.com/solutions/embedded-analyticsDespite the recent rise in data analytics as a “topic du jour” the concept has been around for over...
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Gartner MQ 2019

The #1 Lesson BI Should Steal From Consumer Technology

The BI industry has seen a slow, shallow evolution over the last few decades. Sure, a few things have improved. But reporting today looks pretty similar to what...
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