business intelligence strategy and big data analytics

Business Intelligence Strategy And Big Data Analytics
Author: Steve Williams
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Pages: 240
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Business Intelligence Strategy and Big Data Analytics is written for business leaders, managers, and analysts - people who are involved with advancing the use of BI at their companies or who need to better understand what BI is and how it can be used to improve profitability. It is written from a general management perspective, and it draws on observations at 12 companies whose annual revenues range between $500 million and $20 billion. Over the past 15 years, my company has formulated vendor-neutral business-focused BI strategies and program execution plans in collaboration with manufacturers, distributors, retailers, logistics companies, insurers, investment companies, credit unions, and utilities, among others. It is through these experiences that we have validated business-driven BI strategy formulation methods and identified common enterprise BI program execution challenges. In recent years, terms like “big data” and “big data analytics” have been introduced into the business and technical lexicon. Upon close examination, the newer terminology is about the same thing that BI has always been about: analyzing the vast amounts of data that companies generate and/or purchase in the course of business as a means of improving profitability and competitiveness. Accordingly, we will use the terms BI and business intelligence throughout the book, and we will discuss the newer concepts like big data as appropriate. More broadly, the goal of this book is to share methods and observations that will help companies achieve BI success and thereby increase revenues, reduce costs, or both. Provides ideas for improving the business performance of one’s company or business functions Emphasizes proven, practical, step-by-step methods that readers can readily apply in their companies Includes exercises and case studies with road-tested advice about formulating BI strategies and program plans

Clinical Intelligence  The Big Data Analytics Revolution In Healthcare
Author: Peter K. Ghavami, Ph.d.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2014-04-21
Pages: 230
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book offers concepts, methods and a framework to analyze healthcare data in new ways to improve patient health outcomes, improve population health and reduce costs. The framework takes the reader step-by-step through data warehouse and data management architectures, analytics algorithms and modeling techniques for applications in predictive medicine, optimization, machine learning, natural language processing, classification and data clustering. This book introduces the reader to data science for healthcare. It provides a clinical perspective to data including sources of open healthcare data, clinical prediction rules and much more.

Big Data  Big Analytics
Author: Dio L. Herben
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release Date: 2014-12-12
Pages: 90
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Business intelligence (BI) is the set of techniques and tools for the transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information for business analysis purposes. BI technologies are capable of handling large amounts of unstructured data to help identify, develop and otherwise create new strategic business opportunities. The goal of BI is to allow for the easy interpretation of these large volumes of data. Identifying new opportunities and implementing an effective strategy based on insights can provide businesses with a competitive market advantage and long-term stability. BI technologies provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations. Common functions of business intelligence technologies are reporting, online analytical processing, analytics, data mining, process mining, complex event processing, business performance management, benchmarking, text mining, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics. BI can be used to support a wide range of business decisions ranging from operational to strategic. Basic operating decisions include product positioning or pricing. Strategic business decisions include priorities, goals and directions at the broadest level. In all cases, BI is most effective when it combines data derived from the market in which a company operates (external data) with data from company sources internal to the business such as financial and operations data (internal data). When combined, external and internal data can provide a more complete picture which, in effect, creates an intelligence that cannot be derived by any singular set of data.

Big Data And Business Analytics
Author: Jay Liebowitz
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Pages: 304
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"The chapters in this volume offer useful case studies, technical roadmaps, lessons learned, and a few prescriptions todo this, avoid that.'"-From the Foreword by Joe LaCugna, Ph.D., Enterprise Analytics and Business Intelligence, Starbucks Coffee CompanyWith the growing barrage of "big data," it becomes vitally important for organizations to mak

Big Data Analytics
Author: David Loshin
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2013-08-23
Pages: 142
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Big Data Analytics will assist managers in providing an overview of the drivers for introducing big data technology into the organization and for understanding the types of business problems best suited to big data analytics solutions, understanding the value drivers and benefits, strategic planning, developing a pilot, and eventually planning to integrate back into production within the enterprise. Guides the reader in assessing the opportunities and value proposition Overview of big data hardware and software architectures Presents a variety of technologies and how they fit into the big data ecosystem

Big Data Analytics With IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes
Author: David Cushing
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
Release Date: 2015-11-27
Pages: 14
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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With IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence, you have a proven enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform with an open-data access strategy. Because Cognos Business Intelligence uses a business language that is relevant to consumers, you can pull data from various data sources. Then, you can package it into a business model and make it available to consumers in various interfaces that are suited to the task. IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes, which is a feature of the Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2 software, complements the existing query engine. As explained in this IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide, it extends Cognos scalability to enable speed-of-thought analytics over terabytes of enterprise data, without being forced to rely on a new data-warehousing appliance. With this capability, which adds a new level of query intelligence, you can unleash the power of your large enterprise data warehouse.

Successful Business Intelligence  Second Edition
Author: Cindi Howson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2013-11-08
Pages: 336
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Revised to cover new advances in business intelligence—big data, cloud, mobile, and more—this fully updated bestseller reveals the latest techniques to exploit BI for the highest ROI. “Cindi has created, with her typical attention to details that matter, a contemporary forward-looking guide that organizations could use to evaluate existing or create a foundation for evolving business intelligence / analytics programs. The book touches on strategy, value, people, process, and technology, all of which must be considered for program success. Among other topics, the data, data warehousing, and ROI comments were spot on. The ‘technobabble’ chapter was brilliant!” —Bill Frank, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Program Manager, Johnson & Johnson “If you want to be an analytical competitor, you’ve got to go well beyond business intelligence technology. Cindi Howson has wrapped up the needed advice on technology, organization, strategy, and even culture in a neat package. It’s required reading for quantitatively oriented strategists and the technologists who support them.” —Thomas H. Davenport, President’s Distinguished Professor, Babson College and co-author, Competing on Analytics “Cindi has created an exceptional, authoritative description of the end-to-end business intelligence ecosystem. This is a great read for those who are just trying to better understand the business intelligence space, as well as for the seasoned BI practitioner.” —Sully McConnell, Vice President, Business Intelligence and Information Management, Time Warner Cable “Cindi’s book succinctly yet completely lays out what it takes to deliver BI successfully. IT and business leaders will benefit from Cindi’s deep BI experience, which she shares through helpful, real-world definitions, frameworks, examples, and stories. This is a must-read for companies engaged in – or considering – BI.” —Barbara Wixom, PhD, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research Expanded to cover the latest advances in business intelligence such as big data, cloud, mobile, visual data discovery, and in-memory computing, this fully updated bestseller by BI guru Cindi Howson provides cutting-edge techniques to exploit BI for maximum value. Successful Business Intelligence: Unlock the Value of BI & Big Data, Second Edition describes best practices for an effective BI strategy. Find out how to: Garner executive support to foster an analytic culture Align the BI strategy with business goals Develop an analytic ecosystem to exploit data warehousing, analytic appliances, and Hadoop for the right BI workload Continuously improve the quality, breadth, and timeliness of data Find the relevance of BI for everyone in the company Use agile development processes to deliver BI capabilities and improvements at the pace of business change Select the right BI tools to meet user and business needs Measure success in multiple ways Embrace innovation, promote successes and applications, and invest in training Monitor your evolution and maturity across various factors for impact Exclusive industry survey data and real-world case studies from Medtronic, Macy’s, 1-800 CONTACTS, The Dow Chemical Company, Netflix, Constant Contact, and other companies show successful BI initiatives in action. From Moneyball to Nate Silver, BI and big data have permeated our cultural, political, and economic landscape. This timely, up-to-date guide reveals how to plan and deploy an agile, state-of-the-art BI solution that links insight to action and delivers a sustained competitive advantage.

Social Data Analytics
Author: Krish Krishnan
Publisher: Newnes
Release Date: 2014-11-10
Pages: 158
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Social Data Analytics is the first practical guide for professionals who want to employ social data for analytics and business intelligence (BI). This book provides a comprehensive overview of the technologies and platforms and shows you how to access and analyze the data. You'll explore the five major types of social data and learn from cases and platform examples to help you make the most of sentiment, behavioral, social graph, location, and rich media data. A four-step approach to the social BI process will help you access, evaluate, collaborate, and share social data with ease. You'll learn everything you need to know to monitor social media and get an overview of the leading vendors in a crowded space of BI applications. By the end of this book, you will be well prepared for your organization’s next social data analytics project. Provides foundational understanding of new and emerging technologies—social data, collaboration, big data, advanced analytics Includes case studies and practical examples of success and failures Will prepare you to lead projects and advance initiatives that will benefit you and your organization

Handbook Of Research On Organizational Transformations Through Big Data Analytics
Author: Tavana, Madjid
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2014-11-30
Pages: 561
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Big data analytics utilizes a wide range of software and analytical tools to provide immediate, relevant information for efficient decision-making. Companies are recognizing the immense potential of BDA, but ensuring the data is appropriate and error-free is the largest hurdle in implementing BDA applications. The Handbook of Research on Organizational Transformations through Big Data Analytics not only catalogues the existing platforms and technologies, it explores new trends within the field of big data analytics (BDA). Containing new and existing research materials and insights on the various approaches to BDA; this publication is intended for researchers, IT professionals, and CIOs interested in the best ways to implement BDA applications and technologies.

Business Intelligence For The Enterprise
Author: Mike Biere
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
Release Date: 2003
Pages: 222
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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* *Offers techniques based on years of field work at IBM *Includes stories of companies that implemented BI Those that succeed and those that have failed! *Coverage includes recommendations to help implement BI consistently at the enterprise level

Business Analytics
Author: Jay Liebowitz
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Pages: 288
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Together, Big Data, high-performance computing, and complex environments create unprecedented opportunities for organizations to generate game-changing insights that are based on hard data. Business Analytics: An Introduction explains how to use business analytics to sort through an ever-increasing amount of data and improve the decision-making capabilities of an organization. Covering the key areas of business analytics, the book explores the concepts, techniques, applications, and emerging trends that professionals across a wide range of industries need to be aware of. Better detection of fraud through visual analytics or better prediction of the likelihood of someone getting an infection while in the hospital are just a few examples of where analytics can play a positive role. As the field of business analytics continues to emerge rapidly, there is a need for a reliable textbook and reference on the subject. Filling this need, this book is suitable for graduate-level students and undergraduate seniors. It maintains a focus on only the key areas so the material can be covered adequately in a one-semester or one-quarter course. Each chapter includes software-generic exercises, labs, and associated answers to the exercises/labs. Author Jay Liebowitz recently had an article published in The World Financial Review. www.worldfinancialreview.com/?p=1904

Strategic Engineering For Cloud Computing And Big Data Analytics
Author: Amin Hosseinian-Far
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2017-03-15
Pages: 226
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book demonstrates the use of a wide range of strategic engineering concepts, theories and applied case studies to improve the safety, security and sustainability of complex and large-scale engineering and computer systems. It first details the concepts of system design, life cycle, impact assessment and security to show how these ideas can be brought to bear on the modeling, analysis and design of information systems with a focused view on cloud-computing systems and big data analytics. This informative book is a valuable resource for graduate students, researchers and industry-based practitioners working in engineering, information and business systems as well as strategy.

Analytics For Insurance
Author: Tony Boobier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-10-10
Pages: 296
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The business guide to Big Data in insurance, with practical application insight Big Data and Analytics for Insurers is the industry-specific guide to creating operational effectiveness, managing risk, improving financials, and retaining customers. Written from a non-IT perspective, this book focusses less on the architecture and technical details, instead providing practical guidance on translating analytics into target delivery. The discussion examines implementation, interpretation, and application to show you what Big Data can do for your business, with insights and examples targeted specifically to the insurance industry. From fraud analytics in claims management, to customer analytics, to risk analytics in Solvency 2, comprehensive coverage presented in accessible language makes this guide an invaluable resource for any insurance professional. The insurance industry is heavily dependent on data, and the advent of Big Data and analytics represents a major advance with tremendous potential – yet clear, practical advice on the business side of analytics is lacking. This book fills the void with concrete information on using Big Data in the context of day-to-day insurance operations and strategy. Understand what Big Data is and what it can do Delve into Big Data's specific impact on the insurance industry Learn how advanced analytics can revolutionise the industry Bring Big Data out of IT and into strategy, management, marketing, and more Big Data and analytics is changing business – but how? The majority of Big Data guides discuss data collection, database administration, advanced analytics, and the power of Big Data – but what do you actually do with it? Big Data and Analytics for Insurers answers your questions in real, everyday business terms, tailored specifically to the insurance industry's unique needs, challenges, and targets.

Effective Business Intelligence With QuickSight
Author: Rajesh Nadipalli
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2017-03-10
Pages: 262
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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From data to actionable business insights using Amazon QuickSight! About This Book A practical hands-on guide to improving your business with the power of BI and Quicksight Immerse yourself with an end-to-end journey for effective analytics using QuickSight and related services Packed with real-world examples with Solution Architectures needed for a cloud-powered Business Intelligence service Who This Book Is For This book is for Business Intelligence architects, BI developers, Big Data architects, and IT executives who are looking to modernize their business intelligence architecture and deliver a fast, easy-to-use, cloud powered business intelligence service. What You Will Learn Steps to test drive QuickSight and see how it fits in AWS big data eco system Load data from various sources such as S3, RDS, Redshift, Athena, and SalesForce and visualize using QuickSight Understand how to prepare data using QuickSight without the need of an IT developer Build interactive charts, reports, dashboards, and storyboards using QuickSight Access QuickSight using the mobile application Architect and design for AWS Data Lake Solution, leveraging AWS hosted services Build a big data project with step-by-step instructions for data collection, cataloguing, and analysis Secure your data used for QuickSight from S3, RedShift, and RDS instances Manage users, access controls, and SPICE capacity In Detail Amazon QuickSight is the next-generation Business Intelligence (BI) cloud service that can help you build interactive visualizations on top of various data sources hosted on Amazon Cloud Infrastructure. QuickSight delivers responsive insights into big data and enables organizations to quickly democratize data visualizations and scale to hundreds of users at a fraction of the cost when compared to traditional BI tools. This book begins with an introduction to Amazon QuickSight, feature differentiators from traditional BI tools, and how it fits in the overall AWS big data ecosystem. With practical examples, you will find tips and techniques to load your data to AWS, prepare it, and finally visualize it using QuickSight. You will learn how to build interactive charts, reports, dashboards, and stories using QuickSight and share with others using just your browser and mobile app. The book also provides a blueprint to build a real-life big data project on top of AWS Data Lake Solution and demonstrates how to build a modern data lake on the cloud with governance, data catalog, and analysis. It reviews the current product shortcomings, features in the roadmap, and how to provide feedback to AWS. Grow your profits, improve your products, and beat your competitors. Style and approach This book takes a fast-paced, example-driven approach to demonstrate the power of QuickSight to improve your business' efficiency. Every chapter is accompanied with a use case that shows the practical implementation of the step being explained.

Big Data Analytics
Author: Bernd Heesen
Publisher: Prescient Gmbh
Release Date: 2016-11-09
Pages: 188
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Our future is changing radically as we speak. The machine age is on its way and digitalization, automated machine learning and decision making based on Big Data Analytics is transforming the reality of our private and business lifes. This book will explain how you can benefit from new opportunities and avoid the risk of being replaced as an individual and organization. You cannot avoid digitalization, so it is now on you to decide if you will be part of this journey or be left behind. Content: - Value of Big Data - How Big Data revolutionizes strategy execution - Architecture for Big Data Analytics: Framework and Value Lifecycle - Solutions for Big Data Analytics: Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics, Data Mining and Text Mining, Data Visualization, Tools - Real world use cases for Big Data Analytics: Big Data in merchandising, How Big Data helps a bus company, Utilizing digital media at Piano, Manufacturing intelligence at Villeroy & Boch, Big Data for the Public Distribution System in Tamil Nadu. Additional information and videos available at www.prescient.pro

Win With Advanced Business Analytics
Author: Jean-Paul Isson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Pages: 416
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Plain English guidance for strategic business analytics and bigdata implementation In today's challenging economy, business analytics and big datahave become more and more ubiquitous. While some businesses don'teven know where to start, others are struggling to move from beyondbasic reporting. In some instances management and executives do notsee the value of analytics or have a clear understanding ofbusiness analytics vision mandate and benefits. Win withAdvanced Analytics focuses on integrating multiple types ofintelligence, such as web analytics, customer feedback, competitiveintelligence, customer behavior, and industry intelligence intoyour business practice. Provides the essential concept and framework to implementbusiness analytics Written clearly for a nontechnical audience Filled with case studies across a variety of industries Uniquely focuses on integrating multiple types of big dataintelligence into your business Companies now operate on a global scale and are inundated with alarge volume of data from multiple locations and sources: B2B data,B2C data, traffic data, transactional data, third party vendordata, macroeconomic data, etc. Packed with case studies frommultiple countries across a variety of industries, Win withAdvanced Analytics provides a comprehensive framework andapplications of how to leverage business analytics/big data tooutpace the competition.

Business Intelligence Guidebook
Author: Rick Sherman
Publisher: Newnes
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Pages: 550
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Between the high-level concepts of business intelligence and the nitty-gritty instructions for using vendors’ tools lies the essential, yet poorly-understood layer of architecture, design and process. Without this knowledge, Big Data is belittled – projects flounder, are late and go over budget. Business Intelligence Guidebook: From Data Integration to Analytics shines a bright light on an often neglected topic, arming you with the knowledge you need to design rock-solid business intelligence and data integration processes. Practicing consultant and adjunct BI professor Rick Sherman takes the guesswork out of creating systems that are cost-effective, reusable and essential for transforming raw data into valuable information for business decision-makers. After reading this book, you will be able to design the overall architecture for functioning business intelligence systems with the supporting data warehousing and data-integration applications. You will have the information you need to get a project launched, developed, managed and delivered on time and on budget – turning the deluge of data into actionable information that fuels business knowledge. Finally, you’ll give your career a boost by demonstrating an essential knowledge that puts corporate BI projects on a fast-track to success. Provides practical guidelines for building successful BI, DW and data integration solutions. Explains underlying BI, DW and data integration design, architecture and processes in clear, accessible language. Includes the complete project development lifecycle that can be applied at large enterprises as well as at small to medium-sized businesses Describes best practices and pragmatic approaches so readers can put them into action. Companion website includes templates and examples, further discussion of key topics, instructor materials, and references to trusted industry sources.

Business Analytics
Author: Amar Sahay
Publisher:
Release Date: 2019-11-08
Pages: 406
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This business analytics (BA) text discusses the models based on fact-based data to measure past business performance to guide an organization in visualizing and predicting future business performance and outcomes. It provides a comprehensive overview of analytics in general with an emphasis on predictive analytics. Given the booming interest in analytics and data science, this book is timely and informative. It brings many terms, tools, and methods of analytics together. The first three chapters provide an introduction to BA, importance of analytics, types of BA-descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive-along with the tools and models. Business intelligence (BI) and a case on descriptive analytics are discussed. Additionally, the book discusses on the most widely used predictive models, including regression analysis, forecasting, data mining, and an introduction to recent applications of predictive analytics-machine learning, neural networks, and artificial intelligence. The concluding chapter discusses on the current state, job outlook, and certifications in analytics.

Internet Of Things And Big Data Analytics Toward Next Generation Intelligence
Author: Nilanjan Dey
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2017-08-14
Pages: 549
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book highlights state-of-the-art research on big data and the Internet of Things (IoT), along with related areas to ensure efficient and Internet-compatible IoT systems. It not only discusses big data security and privacy challenges, but also energy-efficient approaches to improving virtual machine placement in cloud computing environments. Big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are ultimately two sides of the same coin, yet extracting, analyzing and managing IoT data poses a serious challenge. Accordingly, proper analytics infrastructures/platforms should be used to analyze IoT data. Information technology (IT) allows people to upload, retrieve, store and collect information, which ultimately forms big data. The use of big data analytics has grown tremendously in just the past few years. At the same time, the IoT has entered the public consciousness, sparking people’s imaginations as to what a fully connected world can offer. Further, the book discusses the analysis of real-time big data to derive actionable intelligence in enterprise applications in several domains, such as in industry and agriculture. It explores possible automated solutions in daily life, including structures for smart cities and automated home systems based on IoT technology, as well as health care systems that manage large amounts of data (big data) to improve clinical decisions. The book addresses the security and privacy of the IoT and big data technologies, while also revealing the impact of IoT technologies on several scenarios in smart cities design. Intended as a comprehensive introduction, it offers in-depth analysis and provides scientists, engineers and professionals the latest techniques, frameworks and strategies used in IoT and big data technologies.

Big Data Analytics  A Management Perspective
Author: Francesco Corea
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2016-05-24
Pages: 48
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book is about innovation, big data, and data science seen from a business perspective. Big data is a buzzword nowadays, and there is a growing necessity within practitioners to understand better the phenomenon, starting from a clear stated definition. This book aims to be a starting reading for executives who want (and need) to keep the pace with the technological breakthrough introduced by new analytical techniques and piles of data. Common myths about big data will be explained, and a series of different strategic approaches will be provided. By browsing the book, it will be possible to learn how to implement a big data strategy and how to use a maturity framework to monitor the progress of the data science team, as well as how to move forward from one stage to the next. Crucial challenges related to big data will be discussed, where some of them are more general - such as ethics, privacy, and ownership – while others concern more specific business situations (e.g., initial public offering, growth strategies, etc.). The important matter of selecting the right skills and people for an effective team will be extensively explained, and practical ways to recognize them and understanding their personalities will be provided. Finally, few relevant technological future trends will be acknowledged (i.e., IoT, Artificial intelligence, blockchain, etc.), especially for their close relation with the increasing amount of data and our ability to analyse them faster and more effectively.