Bill Schmarzo

The Power of Reframing and the Economics of Starting Pitching

By Bill Schmarzo | November 13, 2018

Economics of Starting Pitching I’m a big fan of Woody Allen’s earlier movies such as “Bananas”, “Sleeper” and especially the award winning “Annie Hall.”  One of the things that always impressed me about Woody Allen was his ability to reframe the

Data Science “Paint by the Numbers” with the Hypothesis Development Canvas

By Bill Schmarzo | October 26, 2018

When I was a kid, I use to love “Paint by the Numbers” sets.  Makes anyone who can paint or color between the lines a Rembrandt or Leonardo da Vinci (we can talk later about the long-term impact of forcing kids

Predict ► Prescribe ► Prevent Analytics Value Cycle

By Bill Schmarzo | October 10, 2018

Predict ► Prescribe ► Prevent Organizations looking for justification to move beyond legacy reporting, should review this little ditty from the healthcare industry: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that the United States loses $750 billion annually to medical fraud,

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