About William Schmarzo

As Hitachi Vantara CTO of IoT and Analytics, Bill drives Hitachi Vantara’s “co-creation” efforts with select customers to leverage IoT and analytics to power digital business transformations. With his breadth of experience delivering advanced analytics solutions, the “Dean of Big Data” brings a balanced approach regarding data and analytic capabilities that drive business and operational outcomes. See more of his posts on his LinkedIn handle.

William Schmarzo Posts (26)

  • What’s the Difference Between Data Integration and Data Engineering? - 28 Jun 2018
    Why is this distinction important? Because it’s critical to understanding how leading-organizations are investing in new data engineering skills that exploit advanced analytics to create new sources of business and operational value.
  • Great Data Scientists Don’t Just Think Outside the Box, They Redefine the Box - 08 Mar 2018
    The best data scientists have strong imaginative skills for not just “thinking outside the box” – but actually redefining the box – in trying to find variables and metrics that might be better predictors of performance.
  • Democratizing Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning with Dell EMC Ready Solutions - 11 Jan 2018
    Democratization is defined as the action/development of making something accessible to everyone, to the “common masses.” AI | ML | DL technology stacks are complicated systems to tune and maintain, expertise is limited, and one minimal change of the stack can lead to failure.
  • Back to the Future: 2018 Big Data and Data Science Prognostications - 03 Jan 2018
    It’s really hard to find predictions about the future made in the 1950’s. I decided to review the most popular sci-fi movies from 1950’s, and provide my perspective as to what these movies might tell us about 2018.
  • Lessons from Game of Thrones: Stopping the White Walkers of Data Monetization - 29 Dec 2017
    As I watched the impending battle between the White Walkers and humanity, I couldn’t help but identify a number of lessons that we can learn from Jon Snow’s battle with the leader of the White Walkers… and the power of Valyrian steel!
  • Why Use Data Analytics to Prevent, Not Just Report - 21 Dec 2017
    The best way to reduce operating and business costs and risks is to prevent them!
  • Asimov’s 4th Law of Robotics - 08 Sep 2017
    It seems Isaac Asimov didn’t envision needing a law to govern robots in these sorts of life-and-death situations where it isn’t the life of the robot versus the life of a human in debate, but it’s a choice between the lives of multiple humans!
  • Transforming from Autonomous to Smart: Reinforcement Learning Basics - 11 Aug 2017
    This blog introduces the basics of reinforcement learning. We are going to see how reinforcement learning might help us to address these challenges; to work smarter at the edge when brute force technology advances will not suffice.
  • The Key to Data Monetization - 31 Jul 2017
    While I have talked frequently about the concept of Analytic Profiles, I’ve never written a blog that details how Analytic Profiles work. So let’s create a “Day in the Life” of an Analytic Profile to explain how an Analytic Profile works to capture and “monetize” your analytic assets.
  • Golden State Warriors Analytics Exercise - 22 Jun 2017
    This post outlines a data analysis exercise undertaken by students in a recent University of San Francisco MBA class, in which they were forced to make difficult data science trade-offs between gathering data, preparing the data and performing the actual analysis.

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