After a very long journey back from the UK including sleeping on a bench in Terminal 6 at LAX (along with many other Stranded Passengers & Generally Homeless Folks) I am now back in Washington where Spring has finally arrived in all of its glory (you can just see Mt. Rainier in the background, a barometer of good weather here). It is a welcome sight given how grim it was when I left at the beginning of May.
I begin my summer with a flurry of activity including; two pieces for IBM this month; 1x for the Big Data Hub Privacy Corner on “Privacy, Big Data & Analytics: A Perfect Storm” (http://bit.ly/SAC9qX) and 1x on “Attaining Big Data & Analytics Literacy” for the IBM Data Magazine (due sometime soon) and the roll-out of the digital version of my Information Age article “Why you still don’t need a Chief Data Officer” appears.
I will be following these up with new pieces on Privacy, Analytics Leadership and a no doubt controversial piece with a working title of: “What do Chief Data Officers and their Advocates do besides attend conferences, engage in shameless self-promotion and search for Unicorns?” Stay tuned for updates on these.
One of the highlights of the Summer will be the MIT CDO & Info Quality Workshop in Cambridge in late July where I hope that we can have a “CDO Throw-down” to liven things up. I will be reporting live from this event which should be a great build up for the Information Age “Data Leadership 2014” Event in London this fall.
Cheers & Ta for now.