Bill Schmarzo

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

Is 2018 the Tipping Point in Digital Transformation?

By Bill Schmarzo | April 6, 2018

“Survival, in the cool economics of biology, means simply the persistence of one’s own genes in the generations to follow.” —Lewis Thomas A recent article in The Economist titled “The Year of the Incumbent” postulates that 2018 is the year that the incumbents

Great Data Scientists Don’t Just Think Outside the Box, They Redefine the Box

By Bill Schmarzo | March 13, 2018

Redefine the Box Special thanks to Michael Shepherd, AI Research Strategist, Dell EMC Services, for his co-authorship. Learn more about Michael at the bottom of this post. Imagine you wanted to determine how much solar energy could be generated from