Category Archives: Cutting-Edge Business Intelligence

Planning a 1-Day Symposium in Boise on the Utilization of Graph-Centric Data Technologies in Business Intelligence

Introduction I’m currently working with the organizers of the Boise BI User Group and a few heavy hitters from various Boise-based technology communities on a 1-day symposium introducing graph-based technologies to those in the Boise Business Intelligence community. (To clarify, by “graphs”, I’m referring … Continue reading

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What I Would Have Said at TEDx Boise 2015 Had I Been Selected

I applied to speak at the inaugural TEDx Boise 2015 event, but I was not selected. However, I would still like to share what I had intended to say had I been chosen. The Synopsis is what I submitted to the Selection Committee … Continue reading

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Protected: Embracing Complexity – Pt 2 of 6 – Data Prep and Pattern Recognition

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Embracing Complexity – Pt 1 of 6 – Non-Deterministic Finite Automata

Introduction to this Series “Big Data” and “Machine Learning” are two technologies/buzzwords making significant headway into the mainstream enterprise. Drawing analogies between these two technologies to those at the start of the Internet era twenty-something years ago: Big Data is analogous to a Web … Continue reading

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Levels of Pain – Refining the “Bad” side of the KPI Status

Everything we do towards achieving goals involves costs – sacrifice, investment (a positive way to look at it). We purposefully put things we already have (time, money, our career) to be consumed or at risk in the hope of achieving a … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

Prelude If businesses were people, they would lumber about in a vaguely purposeful manner like zombies. That’s due to the top-down, military-style hierarchies of modern corporations that result in integration of information only at the top and only to a limited extent below. … Continue reading

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Cluster Drift

A deficiency I notice in practically every implementation of clustering (segmentation) is the snapshot mentality. For example, a vendor of a product would segment their customers in an attempt to isolate the ones who would be most likely to buy their … Continue reading

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