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TDWI Upside - Where Data Means Business

Contributor: Barry Devlin


Dr. Barry Devlin, founder and principal of 9sight Consulting, is among the foremost authorities on business insight and big data, and is one of the founders of data warehousing, having published the first architectural paper on the topic in 1988. With over 30 years of IT experience, including 20 years with IBM as a Distinguished Engineer, he is a widely respected analyst, consultant, lecturer and author of the seminal book, “Data Warehouse—from Architecture to Implementation” and numerous White Papers. His new book “Business unintelligence—Insight and Innovation beyond Analytics and Big Data” is published later this year. A regular contributor to multiple publications, Barry is based in Cape Town, South Africa and operates worldwide.

  


All articles by Barry Devlin


Data Management During and After Coronavirus

Coronavirus will challenge business strategists and data architects to juggle a range of unique circumstances over the coming year and beyond.

Why Government IT Architects Must Take a Bigger Role in Digital Transformation

Digital transformation of government is driving an enormous expansion in the collection and use of citizens' data -- which is why IT must step up and address key data-related issues.

Welcome to the Lakehouse

A new decade, a new phrase to conjure with. The "lakehouse" is generating some interest and debate, but it needs to prove itself as an architecture.

AI and Predictive Analytics: Myth, Math, or Magic?

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that math-based analytics can predict human behavior with certainty.

Where Next for Metadata

Metadata finally makes the big time, but how big and for how long? The answers lie in traditional data warehousing principles.

Can Yang Solve the Dilemma of Data Surveillance?

Andrew Yang's policy of "Data as a Property Right" and increased privacy protections is a worthy effort for a politician but misses the mark on many fronts.

Putting People at the Forefront of Technology

Whether in business projects or public endeavors, the belief that technology is always the answer leads to poor design and failure to meet the needs of real people.

Correlation, Causation, or Simply Gut Feel?

Surveys are often used to show correlations, but don't assume this means there's a cause-and-effect relationship.

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