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Data-informed decision making — 10 skills you can’t do without

“Making good business decisions is a critical part of every executive’s job and is vital to every company’s well-being.” So says McKinsey and Co, in an article on the importance of decision-making. It’s undeniable that being able to take action rapidly is the difference between success and failure in today’s markets – consider how many once-leading businesses have atrophied as their ability to make the right decisions has diminished.

Yet knowing what to do is hard, doubly so when you consider the amount of information we are all assailed with on a day-to-day basis. How can anyone make definitive decisions when faced with so many choices, so much data?


TFM 2019: How Bacardi uses data to top up the bottom line

To transform Bacardi into something sellable in upmarket Cuban taverns, founder Facundo Bacardí Masso had to “tame” the sugary spirit by filtering it through charcoal and ageing it in white oaked barrels. Fast forward to the age of data, and Bacardi has returned to its origins, taming and refining its data supplies to enable better decision making across the company.


Diagram-driven and data-driven: The art and science of architecture
By combining diagram and data-driven architecture, architects can move faster, offer more cost-efficient programs and most importantly track and measure success, writes Dr Tim O’Neill, founder of Avolution In the movie Moneyball, Brad Pitt’s character breaks with baseball convention by relying on data science instead of traditional scouting to choose a team he hopes will... Read More

The competitive edge of ethical AI
Responsible use of AI is poised to become a key business differentiator. Techerati spoke to Michael Natusch, global head of AI at Prudential, to learn about the benefits that come with responsible AI development For smaller companies seeking to replicate the successes that tech giants have had with deep learning, it can be tempting to... Read More

How data is helping in the fight to eliminate malaria
All problems can be turned into a data problem, and the subject of malaria is no different Malaria is one of the world’s most ruthless killers. It ends one child’s life every 30 seconds, equating to roughly 3,000 children every day. In total, malaria kills over one million people each year, with 90 per cent... Read More


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