Humanity always rises in moments like this. I have seen numerous examples of how people are using data analytics to help, from tracking apps based on GPS data, to using data models to help source urgently needed parts within a supply chain. Analytics firm Vantage has even created a real-time simulation of US hospital and critical care capacity by US County to help healthcare professionals to stay ahead of the game.
Major global events force companies to think differently. The Covid-19 pandemic is no exception. In the first few weeks of the crisis, I noticed that few people were talking about the data. But now, data is very much the focus of the conversation. This is right as the pandemic we are all going through is a data and analytics challenge. We are therefore increasingly seeing people turning to data to figure out what to do next.