All posts by Mauricio Fernandez.

Brief wake-up call about false negatives.

Previous note: we recommend that you have this song on hand for this article: What I Am (Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians, 1988) It Is said that an Arabian proverb reads: He who knows,…

Trends in Analytics: what Gartner Data & Analytics Summit gave us.

Days ago, we attended the Gartner event: Data & Analytics Summit in Orlando, USA. More that 4,000 people participated in the event, mainly companies form the United States and Canada, there were more that 100…

Episode IV – A New Algorithm

DisclaimerIn the third article I wrote about this topic I said it was going to be the last one. I lied. The thing is that there is more to talk about this application, and you…

Birds of a feather vote together (part III)

Last week, “aquienvoto.uy” [whoIvote.uy], became a media boom, everybody was talking about. It is an application which recommends users who to vote, in the upcoming elections.Users, basically, must score from 1 to 5 (1 meaning…

Birds of a feather vote together (part II)

Last week, “aquienvoto.uy” [whoIvote.uy], became a media boom, everybody was talking about. It is an application which recommends users who to vote, in the upcoming elections.Users score from 1 to 5 (1 meaning ‘disagree’, 3…

Birds of a feather vote together (part I)

From night to day, a new “test” called aquienvoto.uy [whoIvote.uy], became a media boom everybody was talking about. It is an application which recommends users who to vote in the upcoming elections. This is how…

What do Uruguay’s running presidential candidates’ tweet? Part II

In the previous post, I analysed candidates’ tweets by processing natural language. Here, we will analyze their networks. Network Analysis I thought it was relevant to find out who candidates follow in Tweeter. To this…

What do Uruguay’s running presidential candidates’ tweet? Part I

“I like politics, I believe it is an appropriate environment to try to change certain issues and build a better country. I also like Twitter, I believe it is an appropriate environment to share what…

What are 40 years worth?

In this post we are going to refer to Joseph Schumpeter again (‘Theory of economic development’, 1911), and to the evolution curves (‘Dissemination of Innovations’, by Everett Rogers, 1962). For example, let us consider the…

Corrupción e Integridad

Para muchas mujeres y hombres de negocios actuar con integridad en el ejercicio de sus actividades profesionales es una forma natural de comportamiento. Para otros no es tan así. Pero para todos cuentan las progresivas…

Analyzing the most common mistakes companies make when implementing Data Governance

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.                                                     …