Bill Schmarzo

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,

Artificial Intelligence: Suffering in the Over-hype Tornado

By Bill Schmarzo | May 9, 2018

The Over-hype Tornado “AI is more important than fire or electricity to humans” – Google CEO Sundar Pichai Google CEO Sundar Pichai says artificial intelligence (AI) is going to have a bigger impact on the world than the most ubiquitous

The Death of “Big Bang” IT Projects

By Bill Schmarzo | April 30, 2018

Why is it so hard to change, especially from a business perspective? Why is it so hard to understand that new technology capabilities can enable new technology approaches?  And nowhere is that more evident than in how companies are trying (and failing)

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

By Bill Schmarzo | April 23, 2018

Previously in Part I “It’s Not Digital Transformation; It’s Digital “Business” Transformation – Part I” we introduced two fundamental digital transformation techniques to help organizations identify where and how to drive their digital transformation journey: ·     Fundamental #1: Identifying Sources of

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

By Bill Schmarzo | April 17, 2018

Because you can’t do anything halfway, you’ve got to go  all the way in anything you do.” – Jerry Bruckheimer It’s disturbing that McKinsey’s recent research (see the article “Why Digital Strategies Fail”) found that only 8 percent of companies said their current

Four Cloud Security Mega Trends

Four Cloud Security Mega Trends

Cloud Security Trends Last year was a big year for the cloud. Cloud adoption continued to grow at a rapid ...
Using Cloud Analytics To Improve Customer Experience

Using Cloud Analytics To Improve Customer Experience

Evolution of Cloud Analytics Moving data to the cloud, once considered a strenuous task, has now become commonplace in most ...
Quantum Computing opens new front in Cloud!

Quantum Computing opens new front in Cloud!

Quantum Computing As the amount of data in the world is rapidly increasing, so is the time required for machines to ...
Bob Waters

Artificial or Augmented Intelligence: Talks with Intel’s Chief Data Scientist, Bob Rogers

Artificial or Augmented Intelligence I recently sat down with Bob Rogers. Bob is Intel’s Chief Data Scientist for Analytics and ...
Cloud Communications Security: Whose Business Is It, Anyway?

Cloud Communications Security: Whose Business Is It, Anyway?

Cloud Communications Security Don’t count on cloud providers to provide all your UCaaS security It’s official: Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) has ...
It’s Not Digital Transformation; It’s Digital “Business” Transformation – Part II

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

Previously in Part I “It’s Not Digital Transformation; It’s Digital “Business” Transformation – Part I” we introduced two fundamental digital ...