Adding the Human Element to Data

Adding the Human Element to Data

I’m surprised how seldom analysts are asked for their own interpretation of data. A few years ago, a major technology company undertook a four year data and metrics consolidation project. It focused on the technology instead of on the people. At the end of the...
Two Flavors of Data Scientists

Two Flavors of Data Scientists

As a former data scientist (now product manager) at Square Root, I’ve come to learn there are two different types of data scientists out there. When looking to hire or contract with a data scientist or consultant, it’s important to understand the types of skill sets...
Are you measuring the right things?

Are you measuring the right things?

The market for Enterprise Business Intelligence and Analytics products hit $17 billion in 2016 [1], and is forecast to hit $27 billion by 2021 [2]. Infrastructure costs continue to fall (cloud storage can be had for 1c -2c per GB [3]), and the technology to capture...
The Layers of Loss Prevention

The Layers of Loss Prevention

After several hard weeks of gathering inventory counts and overnight shifts, the numbers come in and they aren’t as pretty as they should be. The store has been in the red for the past few quarters and while there has been some improvement, it isn’t enough to get the...