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Martyn Jones, once described by the head of AI at Sperry Univac as one of the top ten database people in the world, is a sought-after expert on all issues relating to the movement, storage, processing and use of business data. His work involves putting in place the nuts and bolts of data architecture and management. Which allows people to derive insight from data. Understand the state of business through the use of data. And to drive the planning, development and execution of appropriate data-supported responses to new opportunities, threats and strategic challenges.
He possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in designing, developing and delivering successful data and information strategies. In order to support technology-based, market-focused and business-driven responses to significant challenges.
Martyn also works in identifying strategic, tactical and operational uses of new and alternative data sources to better support the business advisers and decision-makers. This is aided by his particular expertise in project and programme management, risk reporting and management, data governance and strategy.
He is also an exceptionally experienced exponent, manager and architect of data integration, big data, knowledge management, master data management, artificial intelligence, data architecture and management, analytics, data lakes, data hubs and 4th generation enterprise data warehousing.
Martyn has written for The Guardian, StatsLife – the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society, The Jewish Chronicle, TDWI, Data Science Central and Computerworld, amongst others. He is an occasional speaker at conferences, such as Big Data Spain.
Martyn has worked with and advised many of the world's best-known organisations including Adidas, AON, Banco Popular, Banco Santander, Bank of China, Batelco, BBVA, BNP, Boston Consulting Group, British Telecom, La Caixa, Central Statistical Office (UK), Central Statistical Office of Poland, Citco, Citi, Credit Suisse, E.ON, Eroski, European Union, Fnac, France Telecom, Hewlett Packard, Iberdrola, IBM, Iberia, Infineon, Irish Life, Türkiye İş, Magyar Telekom, Magyar Telekom, Metropolitan Police, Ministry of Education and Science (Spain), Movistar, NCR, National Health Service (UK), Nissan, Office of the Governor – State of California, Oracle, Pfizer, The Home Office (UK), Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations, the Royal Navy, Shell, Social Security Department for Information Technology Management (Spain), Swiss Life, TSB, Telecom Italia, UBS, Unisys, the United Nations and Xerox, among many others.
He is also a member of DAMA and founder of The Big Data Contrarians group on LinkedIn.
Both as an architect and leader, Martyn's favourite question is: "to what ends?"
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Reviewed in the United States on 28 September 2020
Martyn is very smart, very experienced, and very angry. If you read this book you will learn in rich detail what he is angry about. You won't, however, learn much about Big Data. And I don't think it will even be much help figuring out what you should be angry about either.