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Dr. Carla O'Dell and I Embrace Our Inner Geeks


We have executive buy-in for the analytics research initiative at APQC. And I have recorded video proof of it! In March, I got the chance to pick the brain of APQC's CEO, Dr. Carla O’Dell’s about why she so fervently believes data and analytics are such an important subject for APQC members…

Three Things I Learned at Strata+Hadoop World


As I mentioned a little over a month ago, I was pretty excited about the chance I was given to attend the Strata+Hadoop World conference in San Jose. It turns out that that anticipation was justified. The event was a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity and an even greater learning…

How Organizations Manage Product Costs


Anyone involved in designing and producing products knows that there are multiple priorities when releasing something new. You not only have to make sure your development project launches on time and on budget, but you also have to make sure that the manufacturing of the product is as cost…