ThoughtSpot and the Third Wave of BI: Generative AI’s Transformative Role
Cindi Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot joins me in an enlightening episode of the Tech Talks Daily Podcast. With a career spanning over three decades in the analytics space, Cindi brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into the evolving world of business intelligence (BI) and the revolutionary impact of generative AI.
In this episode, we delve into the transformative effects of generative AI on BI, discussing the significant advancements since the advent of OpenAI’s GPT 3.5. They explore the nuanced shifts in data team roles and the emergence of new specializations, underscoring the importance of adapting to a rapidly changing landscape.
The conversation takes a deep dive into the critical role of data literacy in businesses today. Cindi addresses the future of AI-powered analytics and the sectors poised for disruption. They don’t shy away from the tough questions, tackling the ethical concerns of AI’s integration into our daily decision-making processes and advocating for a balance of innovation with transparency and trust.
As ThoughtSpot’s mission to democratize data takes center stage,we also discuss the hurdles of cultural change within organizations. They emphasize the importance of design in crafting engaging and user-friendly data experiences, making analytics not just accessible but enjoyable for all users, regardless of technical expertise.
Beyond the insights, this episode also gives listeners a glimpse into Cindi’s illustrious career and her contributions to the field of data and analytics. As a thought leader and advocate for women in tech and AI ethics, Cindi’s perspectives are not just informative but also deeply inspiring.
Finally, Cindi shares 10 books on data, analytics, and AI that leaders should read in 2023