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About Jen Underwood

Jen Underwood works in the emerging citizen data science segment. She has a unique blend of product management and “hands-on” experience in data warehousing, reporting, visualization, and advanced analytics. In addition to keeping a constant pulse on industry trends, she enjoys digging into oceans of data to solve complex problems with machine learning. Over the past 20+ years, Jen has held worldwide product management roles at Microsoft, DataRobot, and Aible. She also served as a technical lead for system implementation firms. She has experience launching new products and turning around failed projects. Most recently she provided advisory, strategy, educational content development, and marketing services to 100+ technology vendors through her own firm. She has been mentioned by KD Nuggets, Information Management and Forbes for her work. She also has written for InformationWeek, O’Reilly Media, and numerous other tech industry publications. Jen has a Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing, Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a post-graduate certificate in Computer Science – Data Mining from the University of California, San Diego. She was also honored to be a former IBM Analytics Insider, Tableau Zen Master, and Top 10 Women Influencer.
Latest Posts | By Jen Underwood
Exploring the Current State of Embedded Analytics
1 year ago

Exploring the Current State of Embedded Analytics

Embedded analytics is everywhere. From consumer gadgets, intelligent things, and applications to the rapidly expanding Everything as a Service (XaaS) subscription economy, analytics has been ubiquitously embedded into all areas …
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Exploring IBM Watson Studio Part 1
1 year ago

Exploring IBM Watson Studio Part 1

IBM Watson Studio has come a long way since I first tested IBM Data Science Experience in November 2016. The new Watson Studio delivers a more collaborative, enterprise quality data …
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Fascinating 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities Results for Analytics and BI
2 years ago

Fascinating 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities Results for Analytics and BI

Earlier this month without nearly the grandiose fanfare or market madness of Gartner Magic Quadrant releases, the Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms Report 2018 was quietly …
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Infoworks Automated Big Data Engineering
2 years ago

Infoworks Automated Big Data Engineering

Recently I engaged in a guided “hands-on” evaluation of Infoworks, a “no code” big data engineering solution that expedites and automates Hadoop and cloud workflows. Within four hours of logging …
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Industry Pulse April 2018 Highlights
2 years ago

Industry Pulse April 2018 Highlights

This past month we had news from SAS Global Forum, Microstrategy, Oracle, AWS, Google, Qlik Qonnections, Tableau and several other smaller vendors. Fallout from the March Facebook scandal continued while GDPR …
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DataRobot Automated Machine Learning
2 years ago

DataRobot Automated Machine Learning

DataRobot is the world’s most advanced automated machine learning platform. It empowers data analysts and data scientists to rapidly find key insights, hidden data patterns and make better predictions faster. …
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New Tableau Prep, Role-Based Pricing and 2018.1
2 years ago

New Tableau Prep, Role-Based Pricing and 2018.1

Classic! On the same day as Qlik’s roadmap keynote and Power BI’s Summit in Ireland, Tableau decides to rain on both of those parades. Tableau stole the thunder yesterday with …
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Qlik Qonnections 2018
2 years ago

Qlik Qonnections 2018

Today Qlik unveiled a showcase of warmly welcome announcements and upcoming innovations at Qonnections 2018. New CEO, Mike Capone, opened the event with a reassuring message for his 48,000 customers. …
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Getting Started with Seahorse
2 years ago

Getting Started with Seahorse

Powered by Apache Spark, Seahorse is an open-source visual framework for data science pipelines. Seahorse’s compelling value proposition is that it quickly and easily allows the user to take advantage …
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Applying Critical Thinking Skills when Evaluating Industry Awards
2 years ago

Applying Critical Thinking Skills when Evaluating Industry Awards

In the ever-growing list of “trophies for everyone” industry awards, it is becoming more difficult to decipher real awards from paid advertisements. You should be skeptical if you don’t understand an …
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How To Analyze Unstructured Data Visually
2 years ago

How To Analyze Unstructured Data Visually

From raw data to actionable intelligence, I will share how easy it is to collect, ingest and visually analyze unstructured data in this next Oceans of Data series article. Unstructured …
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Advancing Your Analytics Career with Automated Machine Learning
2 years ago

Advancing Your Analytics Career with Automated Machine Learning

Analytics careers are rapidly progressing into new frontiers. According to The Quant Crunch: How the Demand for Data Science Skills is Disrupting the Job Market, the number of jobs for …
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Industry Pulse March 2018 Highlights
2 years ago

Industry Pulse March 2018 Highlights

Here is a quick skim of analytics industry updates from March 2018. This past month we have news from IBM Think, Domopalooza, NVIDIA AI Deep Learning Conference, and the usual …
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Hello Again DOMO
2 years ago

Hello Again DOMO

By  •  Cloud BI

READER  WARNING – DOMO is financially stressed. “If other equity or debt financing is not available by August 2018, management will then begin to implement plans to significantly reduce operating expenses,” …
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Hands-On with Zoho Reports
2 years ago

Hands-On with Zoho Reports

Zoho Reports is a low cost, cloud business intelligence solution that can be up and running in minutes. It is simple for non-technical personas yet deep enough for true technical pros to deliver enterprise-wide solutions. In this …
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Analyzing 2018 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – Part 2
2 years ago

Analyzing 2018 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – Part 2

In analyzing the 2018 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – Part 1, we revisited how to interpret this report, discussed new criteria, who’s missing, top shockers, recurring themes and the three …
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Analyzing 2018 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – Part 1
2 years ago

Analyzing 2018 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – Part 1

Once again we enter the most magical, controversial time of the year in the analytics realm. Last year, I delved into understanding this report, why it is skewed, contentious, what …
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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning 2018
2 years ago

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning 2018

Last week the annual Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms 2018 was published. The old guard of SAS and IBM has tumbled this year with H2O.ai, Knime and RapidMiner taking …
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New Era of Analytics: Combine the Best of Mind and Machine
2 years ago

New Era of Analytics: Combine the Best of Mind and Machine

Due to growing data volumes and increased analytics complexity, today’s most successful organizations have adopted next era analytics that combine the beauty of the human mind with the amazing capability …
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Industry Pulse January 2018 Highlights
2 years ago

Industry Pulse January 2018 Highlights

After two quiet weeks, January analytics and data science industry news predictably heated up towards the end of the month. I mentioned it would be a roller coaster year. Well, …
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