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William McKnight on Data Strategy and Leadership

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Links Sponsor: Audible.com – Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Sponsor: Enterprise Data & Analytics McKnight Consulting Group Notable Quotes On strategy and leadership… (7:00) “Business strategy is really about data strategy” (7:45) It takes a team (10:30) On AI: “We’re only barely tapping into the possibilities…” (12:00)…

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*DataPoint* Biml 2018 Update

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VariganceĀ is poised to release the 2018 version of their toolset: BimlExpress, BimlStudio, and BimlFlex. BimlHero Andy Leonard has an update!

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*DataPoint* It’s Teacher Appreciation Day

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… and Andy’s delivering training! From Frank and Andy at Data Driven: “For those about to teach, WE SALUTE YOU!” Happy Teacher Appreciation Day, teachers! You rock! :{>

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*DataPoint* Dancing on the Edge

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A few years ago, Andy collected local weather data from his farm near Farmville Virginia and posted it online. Why? To see if he could. Even though the old weather station ceased working years ago, he still uses the data in SSIS training courses he delivers. It was time for a new weather station, so…

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*DataPoint* Allergies and Outliers

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Andy is suffering from seasonal allergies but the allergy meter says pollen is low. What gives? Outliers. That’s what. Here’s the bar chart to which Andy refers: Here’s a pollen heat map:

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