Bill Schmarzo


Bill Schmarzo

About Bill Schmarzo

Bill Schmarzo is CTO, IoT and Analytics at Hitachi Vantara. Bill drives Hitachi Vantara’s “co-creation” efforts with select customers to leverage IoT and analytics to power digital business transformations. Bill is an avid blogger and frequent speaker on the application of big data and advanced analytics to drive an organization’s key business initiatives. Bill authored a series of articles on analytic applications, and is on the faculty of TDWI teaching a course on "Thinking Like A Data Scientist." Bill is the author of “Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business” and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science." Bill is also an Executive Fellow at the University of San Francisco School of Management, and Honorary Professor at NUI Galway at NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics.

College students taking notes in lecture hall

10 Ways Our College Kids Will Change The World Leveraging Data Analytics

19-Sep-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

Here's a copy of a letter I recently sent to my daughter: Dear Amelia, So, you are entering your junior year in college, and you think that taking a class in data analytics is boring. Well, let

IT team working in their innovation office, talking and using laptops

Value Engineering: Secret Sauce For Data Science Success

27-Aug-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

The business, economic, and social good that can be delivered courtesy of data science is almost unbounded; it has the potential to improve healthcare, public safety, transportation, education, enviro

Whiteboard with a decision workflow drawn on it

Scaling Innovation: Whiteboards Versus Maps (Part 2)

6-Aug-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1 In the first blog in this series, we explored how organizations can create dynamic business strategies rather than get stuck in cement. Here, we’ll look a

Basketball and hoop

Scaling Innovation: Whiteboards Versus Maps (Part 1)

30-Jul-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

Part 1 of a 2-part series. Read Part 2. I love watching the NBA’s Golden State Warriors play basketball. Their offensive “improvisation” is a thing of beauty, with constant ball movement in o

Product designers use AI through a mobile device to make decisions

Digital Transformation And The AI Advantage

23-Jul-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

Wait, the artificial intelligence (AI) advantage is already here and gone? That’s what Deloitte warns in the report “Future in the balance? How countries are pursuing an AI advantage.” A notewo

Clamshell grabbing aluminium chips in a scrap metal recycling plant

Disposable Technology: A Concept Whose Time Has Come

25-Jun-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

Imagine that you have been challenged to play Steph Curry, the greatest three-point shooter in the history of the National Basketball Association, in a game of one-on-one. Yeah, a pretty predictable o

data management, data protection, data curation, data value

Data Curation: Weaving Raw Data Into Business Gold (Part 2)

6-May-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

Part 2 of a 2-part series exploring the concepts, methodology, and process that any organization can use to determine the economic value of their data. Read Part 1. Data curation and data governanc

Data Curation: Weaving Raw Data Into Business Gold (Part 1)

29-Apr-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

Part 1 of a 2-part series exploring the concepts, methodology, and processes that any organization can use to determine the economic value of its data. Read Part 2. The Big Data craze caught fire w

industry 4.0, smart products, IoT, analytics, machine learning

How To Flourish In Industry 4.0, The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Part 2)

21-Feb-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

Part 2 of a 2-part series. Read Part 1. Tomorrow’s market winners will win with the smartest products. It’s not enough to just build insanely great products; winners must have the smartest pr

How To Flourish In Industry 4.0, The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Part 1)

14-Feb-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

Part 1 in a 2-part series. Read Part 2. Call it a “Forrest Gump moment:” an instance of being in the right place at the right time for no other reason than just plain luck. A “Forrest Gump m