Adrian Reed

He is a true advocate of the analysis profession. In his day job, he acts as Principal Consultant and Director at Blackmetric Business Solutions where he provides business analysis consultancy and training solutions to a range of clients in varying industries. He is a Past President of the UK chapter of the IIBA® and he …

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Hamid Benbrahim

Hamid Benbrahim is Head of Data and AI at Thomas, the primary source for industrial sourcing the US and Canada. He is leading the transformation of Thomas Publishing into a data business, developing new financial indexes and alternative data products for the financial industry, streamlining data operations, and deploying AI and analytics capabilities for sales, …

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Starting a Taxonomy

By Heather Hedden July 2021 Upcoming events by this speaker: 11-12 October 2021:Taxonomy and Metadata Design A taxonomy can provide many benefits related to organizing information and making it easier to find, but how to come up with a taxonomy can be an obstacle to its implementation. A good taxonomy cannot be fully generated automatically, …

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The Dilemma of Data Digestion

By Barry Devlin April 2021 Most of us are familiar with claims made by vendors of business intelligence (BI) and analytics tools that some disappointingly low percentage—often 10% or less—of businesspeople are actually using data in their decision making. The solution proposed is, unsurprisingly, to be found in product X, and more generally in the …

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Metadata and Taxonomies

By Heather Hedden March 2021 Upcoming events by this speaker: Mar 29 – Mar 30 2021:Taxonomy and Metadata Design   Metadata and taxonomies are distinct but related, and both are very important for making information, data, and content easier to manage and find.  The expanding role of metadata management We all know that data is …

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