Data News Roundup- Thursday February 13th

Data News Roundup

Welcome back to the latest edition of our “Data News Roundup,” featuring a curated list of the top industry news stories you need to know this week. We understand that keeping up with the constantly changing world of big data and analytics can be challenging for busy data/IT practitioners and business leaders. Our hope with this blog series is to alleviate some of these pressures by doing the legwork for you – delivering a weekly roundup of the most impactful industry articles. 

This week’s roundup includes news that Snowflake, an AtScale partner, announced $479 million in funding, raising the company’s valuation to $12.4 billion. You can learn more about how AtScale works with Snowflake here

Snowflake raises $479 million in funding, but Salesforce partnership key – February 8, 2020

By: Larry Dignan


ZDNet reports on Snowflake’s latest round of funding, a $479M round that values the company at $12.4B and was led by Dragoneer Investment Group with participation from Salesforce as a strategic investor.

How to Teach Artificial Intelligence – February 12, 2020

By: Tom Vander Ark


Forbes takes a look at how AI is reshaping the economy and career landscape, outlining different ways we can start incorporating teaching AI in educational settings.

Protect privacy or pay the price of consumer techlash, report warns – February 12, 2020

By: Stephen Shankland


CNET recaps some tech trends from Accenture, primarily focusing on how businesses need to protect consumer privacy from the technology the company has long advocated.

Data-Driven Decisions Start with These 4 Questions – February 11, 2020

By: Eric Heller and Greg Satell

Harvard Business Review

HBR dives into why data and analytics projects don’t succeed, proposing key questions companies need to ask to ensure success. The article makes the casethat industry leaders should stop using data simply to optimize operations and start leveraging it and imagining new possibilities. 

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