Miami Heat

2022 – 23 Season This is my view of the Miami Heat, they are a strong franchise with a strong culture and committed owners and direction. In 2019-20 they reached the finals, last season the reached conference finals. For this 2022 – 2023 season they are a contender: Since Pat Riley arrived to the franchise … Read more

NBA League Pass evolution

Background and goal The NBA have been building capabilities as organization since its inception. The visualization of the game on TV is one of the biggest sources of revenue to the league, till such point that the salary cap of the teams depends on the main TV contract. League Pass is a streaming service that … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers 2022-23

The Lakers are one of the franchises recognized around the world. Since in the 80s they popularized the “showtime” they are considered a contender by their supporters almost every single year of the league. The reality is quite different in my honest opinion and this season is a good example. Let’s review the map of … Read more

Creation of Products in Amazon

These lines are written as notes from the book “Working backwards“. It focuses on how the authors described how they build products as Kindle, Fire… You can perfectly tell me: this is done by many companies. And you are right. My point is to represent this process using Wardley Maps and highlight some important aspects … Read more

Who is the dietitian of your cloud?

The cloud bill is an issue in many organizations. This is not something new, it comes from more than 5 -7 years ago when cloud adoption started to establish as the standard. I use to do the joke when asking the infrastructure teams about “who is the dietitian of your cloud?”, “who defines the menu … Read more

NBA Launchpad

The NBA launched “Launchpad“, a R&D environment for learning and innovate. Right now is focused on a contest for Tech companies that want to compete and be part of NBA. With the purpose of exploring what is going on and innovate on the NBA ecosystem, this contest serves as vehicle for both purposes. Companies participating … Read more

Boston Celtics 2022-23

This is the initial value chain diagram I have built for Boston Celtics. After reaching the finals last season, the expectations for this season is to reach the finals again. They are definitely contenders. For this season they have added: Malcom Brogdom (reduce loses, one of the major issues last season) Danilo Gallinari (veteran). The … Read more

Amazon SageMaker + Spark

Some screenshots and notes for my poor memory ML Pipeline with PCA on Spark, and K-Means on Amazon SageMaker Apache Spark is an open-source unified analytics engine for large-scale data processing.  PCA = principal components analysis. Collaborative Filtering Deep Structure Semantic Module (DSSM) A matrix factorization solution in its core is multiplication of 2 matrices. Neural Networks are … Read more