We Love Ugly Data! – The Deep Analysis Podcast: Series 3, Episode 1

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We Love Ugly Data! – The Deep Analysis Podcast: Series 3, Episode 1

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The eleventh episode of the podcast we now know and love as "We Love Ugly Data!" is out, it's the first of season 3 and kicks off our 2024!

The eleventh episode of the podcast – the first of 2024 and therefore the first of season 3 – that we know and love as “We Love Ugly Data!” is out; available everywhere you get your podcasts from and, of course, in video form via YouTube (which we’ve embedded below). As always, it’s three topics in (just a touch over) 30 minutes and show notes are, as usual, included below the embedded video. Matt and Alan in the chairs this time around.

In this month’s episode:

Topic 1: 2024 is a money year?

First up the pair discuss Alan’s recent 2024 blog opener, in which the changing face of funding, divestitures and a general subtle change in focus for private equity and venture capital make the year a very interesting prospect. As ever, Matt pins the analyst industry with some of the blame for the intense clustering of firms on some use cases, where much of the landscape remains greenfield.

Topic 2: Salesforce & Ugly Data

Looking back at one of the last set of vendor announcements of 2023, Matt runs through his analysis of Salesforce’s stated intent to take on unstructured data as a knowledge source for AI and Alan reflects on how we’re heading into another cycle of discovering this stuff is actually really hard to do well.

Topic 3: Time to re-think our life of files?

Ahead of the release of the years first Analyst Briefing and in the midst of its final editing, the pair discuss their thoughts about how files as containers of information aren’t really suitable for most of the purposes we use them for and are frankly really overweight (and not just holiday weight, real weight issues). Also contain Matt’s attempt to drag Forrest Gump into a related analogy which in hindsight, was ill-advised.


Show notes for Series 3, Episode 1.

Topic 1: 2024 is a money year?

Alan’s blog post “2024 – A year of change for Enterprise Software”

Topic 2: Salesforce & Ugly Data

Matt’s blog post “Now They Love Ugly Data Too! Salesforce embraces the unstructured”.
Salesforce’s World Tour NYC announcement press release.

Topic 3: Time to re-think our life of files?

Analyst Briefing “ECM in 2024 and Beyond – Reframing the Equation” (free registration required for download).
The previous “We Love Ugly Data!” episode where Matt and Dan discuss the repetition of “n% of data is unstructured” .

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