All Data work is ephemeral. Life is too. With that in mind, who do you want to be?

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There was a particular time in my career when a colleague and I would consistently be stymied by what we felt were systemic obstacles. These were obstacles that were seemingly insurmountable due to our lack of power to affect change as well as our inability to see/understand/influence bigger picture variables that were at play. As hard as we tried, we were unable to make our organization more data-driven (whatever that meant to us at the time).

This frustration-inducing dynamic led to innumerable…


It’s often the case that the more I learn, the more I realize that I habitually underestimate the knowledge I’ve already gained.

Glass half full…your data problems are probably similar to everyone’s data problems

I recently decided to invest in and place a bet on myself. At the risk of sucking the time and money out of my first few post-vaccination months, I decided to enroll in the Chief Data Officer program at Carnegie Mellon. I did so for a couple of reasons. First off, it’s an amazing opportunity to learn from experienced and accomplished experts. These current, past, and aspiring CDataOs are my role models, and the opportunity to get closer…

Data Sandcastles

Bill Saltmarsh is the Head of Data at Pluralsight — I’m a truth-seeking optimist stuck at my desk. I’d rather be exploring & enjoying the outdoors.

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