The Perils of Big Data Gone Wrong… and How to Avoid Them

Big Data can be a vital component in creating strong, long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships between businesses and their customers or customers-to-be. In the right hands, Big Data offers a cost-efficient means of optimizing return-on-investment and business growth. But the challenge with Big Data is that it is in fact big, with massive data stores and … Read moreThe Perils of Big Data Gone Wrong… and How to Avoid Them

Bots vs Brains: How Data Scientists Can Control their Future

With the increasingly rapid advancements in Machine Learning, fuelled by technological leaps in Artificial and Business Intelligence, what will be the future role of Data Scientists? Given the relatively short history of conceived and applied AI, the discussion of “what happens next” is escalating in the Data Science community. It was only as recently as … Read moreBots vs Brains: How Data Scientists Can Control their Future

Making decisions with data — The importance of data preparation

The advancement of technology has led to the increase of data volume. 80% of the world’s data today is unstructured. Experts are predicting a 4,300% increase in annual data production by 2020 by which time every human will produce 1.7 megabytes of data per second, growing our digital universe to 10 times that of today. … Read moreMaking decisions with data — The importance of data preparation

Data and Analytics Talent

A common consensus amongst industry leaders is that there is a data professionals drought. The term ‘data professional’ covers three roles that operate in what constitutes the data life cycle: Data Engineer, Data Analyst and Data Scientist. However, by digging deeper into the current hype of one of the hottest jobs around, the reality shows … Read moreData and Analytics Talent

Common Misconceptions about Data Scientists

Established and experienced data scientists are often asked, “What is the role of a data scientist in an organisation?” As a relatively new profession in what is quickly emerging as an exciting field, data scientists have naturally attracted curiosity from the Average Joe. The direct answer is that the role has evolved over time. Last … Read moreCommon Misconceptions about Data Scientists

Building an Effective Data Science Team

It has become an open secret that for organisations to stay relevant in the digital era, they need to focus on developing their own data science capabilities. This involves owning the whole data lifecycle of data management, analysis and science processes. A new Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and IBM study shows 72% of business … Read moreBuilding an Effective Data Science Team

Data Engineers – the Malaysian Unicorn?

The rise of Big Data has made it the next frontier for innovation, waiting to be conquered by data professionals who will unlock and harness its value for organisations. Data Science is a team sport whose power players function in three fields: data engineers, data analysts and data scientists. Recognition of these highly sought-after data … Read moreData Engineers – the Malaysian Unicorn?