Jon Downing is a data scientist and data business analyst at Valtech. Previously a research physicist, Jon is interested in physical data from measurements and sensors. To date he has worked on a variety of data and modelling projects, including those within the energy sector and for the UK national statistics agency. These projects are paired with digital transformation, moving from old methods to new methods of working with data – Jon is interested in that too.
Data Business Analysis and the Need for Digital Transformation
Frank manages his data in excel. His process works smoothly if slowly. Today Frank received a typical monthly update from his data supplier, an excel file with 1,048,577 rows. The file won’t open in Excel and now Frank is stuck. Everything he knows to date revolves around this existing process, which has seemingly passed a threshold and is no longer viable.
Do say: “Data policy and general AI is something to take seriously and watch out for in the future.” Don’t say: “Skynet is coming - run for your lives!”