Data, analytics, and AI solutions showcased at the Strata Data Conference

StarCIO Big Data Isaac Sacolick
Two years ago when I reported from Strata NYC I shared how new data prep technologies were bringing data integration and data quality capabilities to business users. Instead of waiting for IT to ETL experimental data into the data warehouse or data lake, business users apply tools like Tableau PrepTrifacta Wrangler, or Talend Data Preparation, to perform profiling, cleansing, and integrating data on their own.
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Strata Data Keynotes Day 2 on Dimming the Noise, Faster Data, and Becoming Boring


Here's my synopsis on a great start to day 2 of Strata Data day two. It began with a series of thought provoking topics; eliminating noise; driving faster data; successful data science by becoming boring; and
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Video: What is CI/CD?

Watch this video I scripted for InfoWorld on what is continuous integration and delivery (ci/cd)



Further reading on CI/CD and DevOps


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Five Ways to Finding the Citizen Data Scientists in your Organization

You don't become a data driven organizations by hiring a handful of PhD's and setting them loose on your big data platforms and data sets. Oh you may get tremendous insights, competitive advantages, and even new product offerings through this approach. But becoming data driven is an inside out transformation. And that requires changes in mindset, culture, roles and responsibilities, and technologies.
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Simple Tools for Driving Change in Your Organization

I visited a bunch of companies over the last week and they all ask me the same questions one way or another. How do we change the culture? How do we apply self organizing principles but still have standards in our practices? How do I get more people to collaborate with the tools that I am putting out so that we have a better understanding of what people are doing? What are some ways to get business leaders to participate in our development programs when they have day jobs and little interest in the technology practices? I know agile is about the team making and delivering on commitments, but how do I measure and understand individual productivity and quality?
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Amplify Your Value - Great Book for CIO and IT Leaders

At some point in your IT career, you might be asked to step up and take a more leadership role in the IT organization. Maybe you were managing a small group of engineers or leading a team of application developers when a spot opened up at the more senior levels and you were asked to fill it. Then, one day you find out that you have to develop AND present an IT strategic plan. The first time you do this, you'll probably feel something like this -
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Twelve Things I Learned from One Year After Publishing Driving Digital

Driving Digital
I'm celebrating the one year anniversary of Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology. Since then, it's been a wonderful year of speaking, writing, advising and consulting on everything tied to digital transformation from strategy to agile, devops, data governance, low code, AI, product development and other related topics.

To commemorate this anniversary with you, I thought I'd share some of the things I learned this last year as an author, speaker, consultant, teacher, and president of StarCIO.
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