It's always a bit awkward to know you have to ask an executive a question they can't answer. But that led us to a fruitful conversation about the triumph of data "nerds" - and the work that's unfinished. Understanding that bit is the key to Looker JOIN 2019.
The power of data analytics to deliver objective truth - two social good use case exemplars make the point
The power of data in helping to solve some of the world’s most intractable problems should not be underestimated. Here are two use case exemplars to illustrate the point.
Six months after the announcement of Looker's acquisition by Google, Looker held its annual user conference. The customers I spoke with gave me a clearer sense of what Looker can do, and where modern BI is headed.
Eric Holzhauer, Director, Strategy & Product Marketing, MongoDB, explains how Data-as-a-Service means access to data on demand for the people that need it. If public libraries can do it, why not in the enterprise?
Renters face a complex system that makes it hard for them to take on powerful landlords. Can open data help to tackle the housing crisis in New York City?
CFOs need to be ready to embrace and manage risk to foster innovation in a changing world, writes Workday's Tim Wakeford
A new study from Adobe Analytics sheds light on the personalization capabilities of connected cars - and the privacy issues in play.
Sage Intacct Advantage 2019 - how Khan Academy uses Sage Intacct, from dashboarding to financial leadership
The best way to get a handle on a vendor's progress is not their keynote messaging. It's the customer gut check. I got plenty of those at Sage Intacct Advantage this year - here's the first.
Sage Intacct Advantage 2019 brought a slew of announcements and changes. But at the core was an AI push, centered on the "Intelligent GL." I did the gut check with a boatload of execs and customers - here's my day one analysis.
Users need to be able to relate more closely to their data if they are to get the best out of it. Thoughtspot’s CEO thinks there are now ways to do that better.
Enterprises have started operationalizing AI. Infor's Rick Rider explains how to make this powerful technology accessible, applicable and repeatable
The energy firm is working with Software AG to get a deeper understanding of how it can exploit assets across its IT environment.
What can you do with 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 Floating-point calculations per second (EXAflops)? Simulate nuclear weapons? Yes. Cure cancer? Maybe...