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TDWI Upside - Where Data Means Business

Contributor: Barry Devlin


Dr. Barry Devlin, founder and principal of 9sight Consulting, is among the foremost authorities on business insight and big data, and is one of the founders of data warehousing, having published the first architectural paper on the topic in 1988. With over 30 years of IT experience, including 20 years with IBM as a Distinguished Engineer, he is a widely respected analyst, consultant, lecturer and author of the seminal book, “Data Warehouse—from Architecture to Implementation” and numerous White Papers. His new book “Business unintelligence—Insight and Innovation beyond Analytics and Big Data” is published later this year. A regular contributor to multiple publications, Barry is based in Cape Town, South Africa and operates worldwide.

  


All articles by Barry Devlin


The Death of Hadoop?

Is Hadoop dead? Not so fast. Plan on supporting multiple environments for some time to come.

Models in Times of Uncertainty

Data models seem to represent the real world, but a model can be misleading if the relationship between truth and information is not understood.

AI for BI: Better or Faster Decisions?

AI was big news in 2018, but we overlooked the two distinct aspects of AI -- how it can augment human decision making or automate decision making. Here's why the distinction is important.

Putting IT in CapITalism

Legally correct and ethical behavior is demanded of finance, marketing, and sales. Why should IT be different?

Will AI Kill the Data Scientist?

Humans see less data as businesses collect more of it, which means we need something beyond data scientists.

It's Information Governance We Need

Information governance requires us to discern the intention behind information and its provenance rather than the bald facts of its technical sources and processing demanded by data governance.

The Anonymization Myth

The ability to classify individuals from very little data is raising business and ethical issues. What can and should enterprises do?

Analytics is Only One Scenario in Decision-Making Support

Focusing on the "simpler" forms of analytics might be as valuable as investigating the more complex analytics approaches.

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