I just finished the "Take The Lead" program of Vlerick Business School. All set to take the lead now and support Palpa clients even better in their data-driven innovations. graduating ceremony in Ghent Included courses: Digital transformation leadershipVigilant leadershipVoyager leadershipVisionary leadershipVested leadershipOrchestrating oganisational agility TMWS Info Card: ⁞ Time Well Spent : +/- 50 hours, … Continue reading Palpa “Takes The Lead” (in digital transformation)
Some time ago, I read an interesting interview with the CEO of Microsoft Belgium [Didier Ongena] in a Flemish newspaper. It tackled the usual topics about artificial intelligence and how it will influence all aspects of a business over time (no big bang but a gradual increase - I fully agree here), but what mainly … Continue reading About hypergeneralists and division of labor in the AI age
Last week I learned about 42 and 19. As an engineer and data enthusiast, I assumed to know everything about those numbers, but the opposite is true. I learned that numbers can hide interesting social/learning projects. It started in France, first there was 42. 42 is a 'school', founded by Florian Bucher, Xavier Niel, Nicolas … Continue reading The relation between 19 and 42
Last week, I ran into an article describing 12 different jobs in the data-related world. Far too complex for me. They even managed to refer to a job that was not in their own list... I am struggling with this regularly, and I am sure I am not alone. Most articles concerning this theme seem … Continue reading Lost in data-related job terminology?
Some time ago, I was advised to read the paper "AI Transformation Playbook" by Andrew NG. The paper gives some good advises how to lead your company into the AI era. It seems mainly targeted at big companies, but nevertheless gives interesting insights for every company. It focuses for instance on : The importance of … Continue reading AI transformation – a historical note.
Last week, I joined a lecture concerning "The human aspect of mobility" by Prof. Dr. Ans De Vos and Prof. Dr. Peggy De Prins. It was organised by B19 at Antwerp Management School (AMS). Not that mobility or HR is my specialty, but always nice to learn new insights concerning a problem of which you … Continue reading Traffic jams as a source of relaxation?
To avoid becoming too narrow-minded, it is good to read or learn things outside of your own business world from time to time. Flanders District of Creativity (FlandersDC.be) supports, promotes and connects the Flemish creative industries (I cannot claim being part of that sector ... ). I sometimes follow a course organised by them, and … Continue reading Design Thinking versus Excel?
Last weekend, I joined the Power BI days. Eight live 1-hour sessions on Saturday and several more on Sunday (via webinars). So not a lot of weekend left. The question that raises is : is it worth spending your weekend on a training, knowing that you probably use max. 10% afterwards in your business. The … Continue reading Spending a weekend learning stuff – is it worth it?
About 18 months ago, I read for the first time about "the data science hierarchy of needs", as presented by Monica Rogati (with links to Maslows idea +/- 70 years ago). I still use the idea behind it regularly (in a simplified form) in discussions with clients. Last week, I read the original article again, … Continue reading The data science hierarchy of needs (reread)
The start of TMWS - Time (or Money) Well Spent. A blog about things I did, learned, enjoyed, ... in my professional life as a data maniac. No room for negative experiences, but short blogs about things that might be interesting to others as well. Not commercial.