Three Reasons Storytelling Is Critical To Success In Data And Analytics

Dr. Velkoski serves as Director, Data Science at the National Association of REALTORS® and Adjunct Professor at DePaul University.

I was first introduced to storytelling in the early 2000s. At the time, I was a student enrolled in undergrad coursework at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), where I became interested, in part, in technical and professional communications. Corinne Stavish, a professional storyteller, lecturer and director of LTU’s technical and professional communications program, was a strong advocate for advancing the theory and practice of storytelling. At the time, I didn’t understand the significance of her teachings. 

Storytelling is the art of narration of stories. A story is an expression of evolution of events in life. At best, a story captures the imagination of the listener, engaging the listener’s emotions and, perhaps, inspiring action.

A number of industry experts have advocated for the use of stories in data and analytics. As such,

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How to mandate agility in software development, operations, and data science

Even when leaders proclaim in their townhalls that your organization needs to be more agile and nimble, they can’t mandate it. Your CIO and IT leaders may standardize on practices, metrics, and responsibilities that they describe as agile methodology standards, but they can’t dictate that everyone adopts agile cultures and mindsets.

You can select agile tools, automate more with devops practices, and enable citizen data science programs, but you can’t force adoption and demand employee happiness. IT operations may operate a hybrid multicloud architecture, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that costs are optimized or that infrastructure can scale up and down auto-magically.

So, if you were looking to quickly standardize your agile processes, or to miraculously address technical debt by shifting to agile architectures, or to instantly transform into an agile way of working, then I am sorry to disappoint you. Agility doesn’t come free, cheap, or easily. You can’t

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Facebook India appoints Sunil Abraham as Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech

Facebook India on Monday announced the appointment of Sunil Abraham as the Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech to lead and shape the company’s stance on tech policy issues in India.

He will report to Facebook India Public Policy Director Ankhi Das, and will be responsible for building partnerships and engagements with key stakeholders in the public policy area of data privacy, consumer protection, and AI-led innovation for new products and services, a statement said.

As part of the public policy leadership team, Abraham will contribute to important policy development initiatives and proceedings in India and the South Asia region on data protection, privacy, new, and emerging tech, and represent Facebook’s position in these multi-stakeholder processes, it added.

Abraham had co-founded Mahiti Infotech — an open technology service provider for the non-profit sector in 1998 —while in 2008, he co-founded the Centre for Internet and Society — a

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Tech Employment Data Contradict Need For Quick H-1B Visa Rules

New government data show the low unemployment rate in computer occupations contradicts Trump administration claims an economic emergency requires the quick implementation of new H-1B visa rules. A new analysis indicates the government’s own data do not support the claims made in the regulations, which makes it more likely federal courts will block the new rules.

On October 8, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published “interim final” rules to restrict H-1B visas, asserting a “good cause” exception to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) to allow the H-1B rules to go into effect quickly without permitting the public to comment. DOL and DHS cited

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Stepping ‘beyond binary’ to store data in more than just 0s and 1s — ScienceDaily

Electronic data is being produced at a breath-taking rate.

The total amount of data stored in data centres around the globe is of the order of ten zettabytes (a zettabyte is a trillion gigabytes), and we estimate that amount doubles every couple of years.

With 8% of global electricity already being consumed in information and communication technology (ICT), low-energy data-storage is a key priority.

To date there is no clear winner in the race for next-generation memory that is non-volatile, has great endurance, highly energy efficient, low cost, high density, and allows fast access operation.

The joint international team comprehensively reviews ‘multi-state memory’ data storage, which steps ‘beyond binary’ to store more data than just 0s and 1s.

MULTI-STATE MEMORY: MORE THAN JUST ZEROES AND ONES

Multi-state memory is an extremely promising technology for future data storage, with the ability to store data in more than a single bit (ie,

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France’s Health Data Hub to move to European cloud infrastructure to avoid EU-US data transfers

France’s data regulator CNIL has issued some recommendations for French services that handle health data, as Mediapart first reported. Those services should avoid using American cloud hosting companies altogether, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud.

Those recommandations follow a landmark ruling by Europe’s top court in July. The ruling, dubbed Schrems II, struck down the EU-US Data Privacy Shield. Under the Privacy Shield, companies could outsource data processing from the EU to the US in bulk. Due to concerns over US surveillance laws, that mechanism is no longer allowed.

The CNIL is going one step further by saying that services and companies that handle health data should also avoid doing business with American companies — it’s not just about processing European data in Europe. Once again, this is all about avoiding falling under U.S. regulation and rulings.

The regulator sent those recommendations to one of France’s

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NBCU ad boss adds local ads, Symphony, and new data unit to purview

NBCUniversal ad boss Linda Yaccarino is taking on a larger role within the media conglomerate as global chairman of advertising and partnerships, the company announced on Monday.

The promotion, effective immediately, positions Yaccarino, who has been spearheading an initiative to create a single ad-buying system that spans TV and digital, to unite more parts of NBCU’s ad business.

Yaccarino previously was chairman of advertising and partnerships, managing the media company’s portfolio of linear networks like NBC, digital platforms like Peacock, distribution partnerships, and client relationships.

In her new role, she adds to her purview NBCU’s local ads, company-wide marketing strategies, and a new data-strategy team that she’s charged with building. She continues to report to CEO Jeff Shell.

As part of the change: 

  • Local ads will be added to One Platform, NBCU’s all-in-one ad-buying system, which Yaccarino leads. The team that sells ads across NBCU’s local-TV stations and regional-sports networks,
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Data analysis certification: Become a better data analyst with this $40 deep learning bundle

Big data means big opportunities. Take a list at the fastest-growing jobs all over the world and you’ll find something in common: most of them have to do with handling data. Whether it’s developing artificial intelligence, engineering the systems that capture and process data, or providing business-focused analysis of that information, the careers that are hiring all expect you to know how to work with big data.

Lucky for you, the Deep Learning and Data Analysis Certification Bundle is here. This collection of courses has been curated to pick the best, most relevant lessons that will help you build up your credibility and find work within these rapidly expanding fields. A career change might be just around the corner for you. It all starts with this $39.99 bundle.

Leverage data in your business

There isn’t a sector out there that couldn’t benefit from understanding how to work with big data.

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The Next Level of Alt Data

Alternative data isn’t a new idea, but what’s new in alternative data and how it’s being used always makes for an interesting conversation. It’s especially enjoyable if that conversation is with Laurent Laloux, Chief Product Officer, Capital Fund Management (CFM). Laloux has a knack for explaining technically complex ideas in an engaging and informative manner, and probably has the most concise and memorable definition of “big data” you’ll ever hear or read about. At a firm that bases every investment strategy on a quantitative and scientific foundation, Laloux also knows that no matter how good the data, what really matters is how it fits into and improves investment strategy performance. II recently spoke with Laloux about big data, alt data, and how natural language processing (NLP) and other AI techniques can help reveal hidden indicators in the market that lead to investment opportunities.

Is it accurate to say

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Facebook India appoints Sunil Abraham as public policy director for data, emerging tech

NEW DELHI :
Facebook India on Monday announced appointment of Sunil Abraham as the Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech to lead and shape the company’s stance on tech policy issues in India.

He will report to Facebook India Public Policy Director Ankhi Das, and will be responsible for building partnerships and engagements with key stakeholders in the public policy area of data privacy, consumer protection, and AI-led innovation for new products and services, a statement said.

As part of the public policy leadership team, Abraham will contribute to important policy development initiatives and proceedings in India and the South Asia region on data protection, privacy, new and emerging tech and represent Facebook’s position in these multi-stakeholder processes, it added.

Abraham had co-founded Mahiti Infotech, an open technology service provider for non-profit sector, in 1998, while in 2008, he co-founded the Centre for Internet and Society, a policy

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