The Journey of a (Data) Hero

The Journey of a (Data) Hero

This article was originally published on digi.city.  I find it interesting to visualize modern concepts in vintage ways. For example, as a boy growing up in Germany, I remember being in awe of the shelves filled with books at the Ramstein Library. Where did I start? I...
Thoughts on Salesforce buying Tableau

Thoughts on Salesforce buying Tableau

As with last week’s news that Google acquired Looker for $2.6B for Google Cloud, Salesforce’s $15.7B purchase of Tableau is a clear sign that bringing business users into the fold by making data and analytics more accessible isn’t just a nice...
How to fight data bias with smart hires

How to fight data bias with smart hires

Algorithms are only as good as the data that feeds them. Data scientists are deeply familiar with the impact of GIGO (garbage in, garbage out), where messy inaccuracies, fragmented data, and the like result in poor analysis. But fairness, inclusion, and bias in the...