If 2018 was the year of AI & ML, then 2019 is going to be the year of AI/ML Operationalization. I see this all the time with customers: AI requires a lot of teams to work together that traditionally have not worked together. 

Here’s an interesting article on the five things that all great companies do successfully adopt AI. Listed last, but certainly not least, in the list is having a Data Driven culture. Aside from the fact that it subliminally promotes my podcast, the importance of company culture cannot be overstated.

From the article (emphasis added):

Data-driven Culture Without a strong, data-driven organizational culture, none of the above can ever be successful. Some of the world’s largest companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook have embraced data as part of their organization’s culture. Here are some things they, and the aforementioned customers, do well:

  • Treating data as an enterprise asset.
  • Creating a central data strategy (a Data Hub) to integrate all types of data
  • Strong data governance & data lineage.
  • ML-enabled data cataloging to find data efficiently.
  • Robust Master/Reference data management.
  • Mixing IT-led and self-service data preparation & wrangling capabilities.
  • Implementing self-service exploration capabilities to visually interact with data.

Data is an asset, potentially a very lucrative one and likely one that will either drive your business into the next decade or drive you out of business before the next decade. 

Andy has been working on a way to test SSIS package execution in Windows containers using the SSIS Catalog. That’s a lot of moving parts, which made for a lot of blog posts.

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Show Notes

AI Today Podcast #82: Interview Frank La Vigne and Andy Leonard with Data Driven Podcast

In this podcast we get the rare opportunity to interview fellow podcasters. Frank La Vigne and Andy Leonard are co-hosts of the Data Driven podcast and joined us on this episode of the AI Today podcast to discuss the important role data plays in AI, their take on how data will continue to be used into the future and the idea of pervasive knowledge.

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While grabbing coffee at a recently renovated McDonald’s, Frank ponders the future of work: both low-skill and higher skill work. There’s going to be no hiding from this: we are truly on the Eve of Disruption, where AI will impact everyone everywhere.It’s not all gloom and doom and there might be a strategy to survive and even thrive now and in the next economy.  Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv