Bill Schmarzo

CTO, IoT and Analytics at Hitachi Vantara (aka “Dean of Big Data”) Bill Schmarzo, author of “Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business” and “Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science”. He’s written white papers, is an avid blogger and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and data science to power an organization’s key business initiatives. He is a University of San Francisco School of Management (SOM) Executive Fellow where he teaches the “Big Data MBA” course. Bill also just completed a research paper on “Determining The Economic Value of Data”. Onalytica recently ranked Bill as #4 Big Data Influencer worldwide. Bill has over three decades of experience in data warehousing, BI and analytics. Bill authored the Vision Workshop methodology that links an organization’s strategic business initiatives with their supporting data and analytic requirements. Bill serves on the City of San Jose’s Technology Innovation Board, and on the faculties of The Data Warehouse Institute and Strata. Previously, Bill was vice president of Analytics at Yahoo where he was responsible for the development of Yahoo’s Advertiser and Website analytics products, including the delivery of “actionable insights” through a holistic user experience. Before that, Bill oversaw the Analytic Applications business unit at Business Objects, including the development, marketing and sales of their industry-defining analytic applications. Bill holds a Masters Business Administration from University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration from Coe College.

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

Bill Schmarzo’s Top Big Data, Data Science and IOT Blogs

By Bill Schmarzo | February 1, 2018

Big Data, Data Science and IOT Blogs To put us on the path for a successful and engaging 2018, here is a quick review of my top 10 blogs from 2017. #10. Is Data Science Really Science? Science works within systems

Avoiding the IOT ‘Twister’ Business Strategy

By Bill Schmarzo | January 25, 2018

IOT ‘Twister’ Most organizations’ ‪ IOT Strategy look like a game of ‪ ‘Twister’ with progress across important IOT capabilities such as architecture, technology, data, ‪ analytics and governance; variables comprising a series of random investments and decisions. There is something very different about the Internet

Back to the Future: 2018 Big Data and Data Science Prognostications

By Bill Schmarzo | January 11, 2018

“We should study Science Fiction in order to understand what someday could become Science Fact.” – Dr. Who? Doc Brown? Kodos and Kang? This is the time of year when everyone makes his or her predictions for 2018. I have