Curious about what it takes to become a data-driven organization?
International CES speaker Greg Clayman (@Clayman) of Vimeo joined Michael Arrington, John Lilly, Bradford Cross, Dave Pell, Tricia Wang, Julia Kirby and hundreds of others in tweeting about Hilary Mason and DJ Patil's new e-book published by O'Reilly Media titled "Data-Driven: Creating a Data Culture":
Mason and Patil share real-world insights into what works and doesn't work for organizations who want to become more data-driven. Aimed at a non-technical audience, the e-book is divided into five sections:
- What Is a Data Scientist?
- What is a Data-Driven Organization?
- What Does a Data-Driven Organization Do Well?
- Tools, Tool Decisions, and Democratizing Data Access
- Creating Culture Change
Much of the guidance is framed as a series of questions. For example, Mason and Patil say the following questions "can be asked about every data science problem":
- What is the question we’re asking?
- How do we know when we’ve won?
- Assuming we solve this problem perfectly, what will we build first?
- If everyone in the world uses this, what is the impact?
- What’s the most evil thing that can be done with this?
Available at no cost with e-mail registration, the e-book provides advice that is both practical and actionable.
And while we're on the subject...
For a discussion of the relationship between big data and the Internet of Things, watch this video from DLD NYC 2014 titled "IoT meets Internet of People" featuring David Kenny of The Weather Company, Stefan Denig of Siemens AG and Hilary Mason of Fast Forward Labs.
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