Author: Steve Smith

Most of my clients understand the steps in the Data/AI process: Resolve, Validate and Deduplicate. But when it comes to enrichment, most cannot comprehend the immense possibilities--in fact, they usually don’t think they need it at all. Hogwash. When I encounter resistance to the modern advancements available regarding enrichment, I encourage my teams to think like an ancient Egyptian. Ancient Egyptians looked at a patch of barren, desolate desert, and...

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What did nuclear anxiety look like in the 1950s? How did a man without a college degree save a mission to space from failure? Did African American men play a role in cleaning up a fire the White House’s West Wing that sparked in Theodore Roosevelt’s abandoned paper archive and interrupted then-president Herbert Hoover’s Christmas Eve Dinner? The answers to these questions, and an infinite number of others we don’t even...

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Not too long ago, I took my family to Universal Studios, and of course I saw echo’s of my work in what was meant to be a vacation (sorry, honey). We rode the new Harry Potter ride, and I have to say: it’s the most fun I’ve had in quite some time. The ride is immersive: you feel like you’re riding a broomstick, chasing a golden ball in a high...

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A Story of Digital Transformation - Assisting an 80 year old manufacturing company to innovate to stave off competitor and market erosion We’ve all heard it before. “Digital Transformation”. It’s the hot new term that technology companies can’t repeat fast enough. However, whether you’re a start-up or a Fortune 100 enterprise, the need to reconstruct traditional processes and business practices with technology has never been more...

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