In this series of blog posts I will introduce some key concepts in technology that interest me in a gentle, non-technical manner.

My aim is to explain concepts in everyday terms. Learning begins with an intuitive feeling that we understand a topic, and this is achieved by viewing new material through the lens of what we already know. It is not important to know all the technical terms to begin to understand a topic, that can come later. The joy in learning is to see new ideas grow from existing knowledge.

I am the CIO of a group of Credit Bureaus operating out of South Africa with clients world-wide. You can view our company profile at Bureau House Group .

You can contact me directly at alaincraven@gmail.com for specific questions and comments around my articles.

I am also contactable at alain@cpbonline.co.za if you want us to assist in your own data modelling / machine learning or analytical projects.

“You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing — that’s what counts.”
― Richard Feynman