Veteran education director and instructor in the data industry Dave Wells opines on data literacy.
Yet a third reaction has come to Tableau’s announcement that it has acquired HyPer, the German “high performance database system.” “It seems sort of muddled,” wrote Dave Wells in email to me yesterday. He’s a longtime Tableau observer, a 40-year IT veteran, and now a consultant and educator at Infocentric. For six years, he was […]
Is time spent at a TDWI conference worthwhile? How would a prospective exhibitor or attendee judge beforehand? Perhaps the data would dictate — if the data could really tell the whole story. At the recent TDWI conference in Boston, I counted a mere 18 booths in the exhibit hall. Most of the big names had […]
In just two meetups of data analysts, Dave Wells has seen the quant-versus-accidental analyst rivalry surface. He is the former TDWI education director and now a consultant and based in Seattle. He’s taken an interest in the last few years in data analysts. The quants are by far the smaller group, but they’re loud. At […]
In business, we’ve got data scientists, we’ve got accidental analysts, and we’ve got a million variations in between. Dave Wells thinks they can learn from each other. To help that start up, he’s forming an organization he’s calling Business Analytics Collaborative. The diversity and fragmentation that challenge those trying to reach this market are the […]