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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


DIQ ALL Where Next for Metadata

Metadata finally makes the big time, but how big and for how long? The answers lie in traditional data warehousing principles.

Can Yang Solve the Dilemma of Data Surveillance?

Andrew Yang's policy of "Data as a Property Right" and increased privacy protections is a worthy effort for a politician but misses the mark on many fronts.

Putting People at the Forefront of Technology

Whether in business projects or public endeavors, the belief that technology is always the answer leads to poor design and failure to meet the needs of real people.

Correlation, Causation, or Simply Gut Feel?

Surveys are often used to show correlations, but don't assume this means there's a cause-and-effect relationship.

Anonymized Data: Think Again (And Again)

Another month, another study shows anonymization failing to protect personal identities in big data sets used widely for analytics and machine learning. What's to be done?

It's Actions, Not Analytics, That Count

Executives who make decisions and act upon them face mainly organizational challenges to deliver business value. They need better technology support.

What Spreadsheets Can Teach Us About Analytics

With the current explosion of analytics, the data management lessons we didn't learn with spreadsheets have returned with a vengeance. Help is at hand.

The Path to Protecting Privacy

Regulators continue to encourage privacy protection, but the public response is mostly "So what?" How should we defend privacy in the digital world?

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