Bill Schmarzo

Determining the Economic Value of Data

By Bill Schmarzo | September 20, 2018

[Note: I have been trying to write this blog for several years.  But instead of trying to perfect the concept, perhaps the best approach is to simply put the idea out there and let it percolate amongst my readers.  My University of

Why Accept the Hype? Time to Transform How We Approach Emerging Technology

By Bill Schmarzo | September 11, 2018

Time to Transform How We Approach Emerging Technology It’s like a rite of passage – a new technology pops onto the scene and the “pundits,” analysts and venture capitalists (among others) immediately start to over-hype the technology: It’ll stop world

Why Digital Transformation Is So Dang Hard?

By Bill Schmarzo | August 14, 2018

I recently talked to Clint Boulton, author of “Why digital transformations are lagging” about why Digital Transformation is so hard. His article raises lots of interesting points about the inhibitors of Digital Transformation, so I thought I’d share my thoughts

Not Digital Transformation; It’s “Intelligence Transformation” We Seek

By Bill Schmarzo | August 1, 2018

Forrester published a report titled “The Sorry State of Digital Transformation in 2018” (love the brashness of the title) that found that 21% of 1,559 business and IT decision makers consider their digital transformations complete.  Complete? Say what?! The concept of “Digital

Cohort Analysis in the Age of Digital Twins

By Bill Schmarzo | July 19, 2018

To be actionable, Big Data and Data Science must get down to the level of the individual – whether the individual is a customer, physician, patient, teacher, student, coach, athlete, technician, mechanic or engineer. This is the “Power of One.”

Driving AI Revolution with Pre-built Analytic Modules

By Bill Schmarzo | July 12, 2018

What is the Intelligence Revolution equivalent to the 1/4” bolt?   I asked this question in the blog “How History Can Prepare Us for Upcoming AI Revolution?” when trying to understand what history can teach us about technology-induced revolutions.  One of the

What’s the Difference Between Data Integration and Data Engineering?

By Bill Schmarzo | July 2, 2018

Sometimes I write a blog because I’ve learned something new that I’m eager to share.  And sometimes I write a blog because we’ve just done something enlightening in one of my classes or client exercises.  But sometimes I write a blog because

Building a Vibrant Open Source Community, and the “Take A Penny, Leave A Penny” Doctrine

By Bill Schmarzo | June 5, 2018

Open source software is different than proprietary software in one very important area: open source software can enable new ways to create value. The very nature of open source software – and the community that springs up around that open

It’s Not Digital Transformation; It’s Digital “Business” Transformation – Part III

By Bill Schmarzo | May 31, 2018

Digital “Business” Transformation This is the third part of the series on the “Customer Journey Digital Transformation” methodology for helping organizations to become more effective at leveraging their digital assets to disrupt traditional business models and disintermediate customer relationships. As

Blockchain + Analytics: Enabling Smart IOT

By Bill Schmarzo | May 21, 2018

Blockchain + Analytics Autonomous cars are racing down the highway at speeds exceeding 100 MPH when suddenly a car a half-mile ahead blows out a tire sending dangerous debris across 3 lanes of traffic.  Instead of relying upon sending this urgent,