Data Science in a Pandemic Year: All my Articles from 2020
I published my articles across 8 outlets such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, and The Enterprisers Project.
I am grateful to the publications, the editors and everyone who helped me share the ideas. Thanks to the readers and the data science community for their attention and feedback.
Here are the 14 articles categorized into six areas. I hope you enjoy reading them!
A. Getting business value from data
#1. In this article for The Enterprisers Project, I explain the 3 common mistakes leaders make with AI. With examples, I show how you can get value from AI.
3 ways leaders fail their Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects
How do most organizations begin their Artificial Intelligence (AI) journey? Let’s look at how leaders of some large…
#2. In this article for The Enterprisers Project, find out why data science alone won’t lead to actionable business decisions.
The missing link in many data science projects: Decision intelligence
Digital transformation is the flavor of the season. Every company has accelerated its efforts to digitize operations…
#3. In this Forbes article, I explore why AI won’t be effective if you miss keeping humans in the loop.
Go Beyond Artificial Intelligence: Why Your Business Needs Augmented Intelligence
The nasal test for Covid-19 requires a nurse to insert a 6-inch long swab deep into your nasal passages. The nurse…
#4. In this article for Entrepreneur, I share 6 tips to find out if the ‘smart’ solution you are being sold really uses AI.
What You’re Buying Is Not Artificial Intelligence: How To Tell Fact From Fiction
6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’re reading Entrepreneur India, an…
B. Tackling COVID and the Pandemic
#5. The pandemic delivered a big blow to the global economy. In this article for Informs, I share how startups can use data to power their recovery.
Why startups need data to guide them through times of crisis
The spread of coronavirus is delivering a massive blow to the global economy. The lockdown and work from home…
#6. Companies explored options to reopen business after the lockdown. This article on IT Pro Portal shares ways in which AI can keep your workplace safe.
AI will power a safe return to the workplace. Here’s how
(Image credit: Image Credit: Coffee / Pixabay) Just imagine your first day back to the office after months of…
#7. The role of Chief Data Officers was redefined by the pandemic. In this article for The Enterprisers Project, I share why CDOs must play offense now.
Digital transformation: Why data leaders must play offense during COVID-19
In just a few months, COVID-19 has achieved something that top business leaders have struggled with for decades: The…
C. Understanding AI Trends and the Future
#8. In this final article published on Forbes in Dec 2020, I explore how Covid will help AI takeoff this year. I share 3 industry trends across Pharma, Telecommuting and Edge Computing.
Why Covid Will Make AI Go Mainstream In 2021: Top 3 Trends For Enterprises
What were the golden periods of innovation in modern history? Significant innovation did not occur during phases of…
#9. In this article for Informs, I shared upcoming AI trends in early 2020.
Trends for AI in 2020 and beyond
Whether it’s machine-written news articles, AI-led cybersecurity or key developments in emotion detection, 2019…
D. Getting better with data and storytelling
#10. How can leaders turn storytellers? In this article for The Enterprisers Project, I share 3 tips.
How to become a better storyteller: 3 key points
You’re launching a digital transformation initiative in the middle of the ongoing pandemic. You are pretty excited…
#11. Can AI help you tell great stories? In this article for IABC Catalyst, I share 3 ways you can combine AI and storytelling, with some fun examples.
How AI Can Transform You Into a Master Storyteller
In 2012, Disney invested $350 million in a movie that seemed to have all the elements of a box office success. It was…
E. Demystifying Data Science teams, roles and skills
#12. Data science is a team sport. In this Forbes article, I share the 5 roles that every team must hire. I simplify the roles with the construction analogy.
The 5 Roles That Every Data Science Team Must Hire
Data Scientists are not enough. You need 5 cross-functional roles to deliver business value with data science. Using…
#13. Are you aspiring a career in data science? This article for TDS shares the 4 skills that can turn into superpowers to help you rise faster in your career.
4 Superpowers That Will Make You Indispensable In a Data Science Career
Learn about these biggest Challenges in the Data Science industry to avoid stagnation in your Career
F. Planning for ethics and fairness with Artificial Intelligence
#14. What does it take to ensure your AI products are fair and equitable? The answer isn’t ‘better algorithms’. This article for TechCrunch lays out a path.
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