Happy New Year AOF community! To kick off 2018, like many of you, I scoured the internet to see what analytics predictions and trends were being discussed. After reviewing 80+ predictions (some good, some bad) from top news sites & influencers, two things are clear. One. Artificial Intelligence is the new Business Intelligence. Companies will either embrace it or get left behind. Two. The ability to tell visual stories is now required to ensure the success of future AI/BI projects.
Over the years, we have worked on collecting data visual storytelling resources and been asked numerous times to share them. While this is only a very small part of our list, we will be working over the next few weeks to complete it.
We are excited to announce this year the BI Brainz team will be exhibiting at BI2017 colocated with HANA2017, taking place on June 14-16 at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. BI2017 is an annual collaboration of SAP and SAPinsider, and is the definitive industry event for professionals who use and support SAP® business […]
I’m excited to be heading to SAPinsider BI 2017 co-located with HANA 2017 and Basis & SAP Administration 2017, taking place February 22 – March 2, 2017, at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Modern dashboards contain summarized and interactive visualizations, and when done correctly, should effectively communicate performance. This guiding principle hasn’t changed in the last 10 years as the popularity of dashboards and data visualization soared. However, the technology choices, features, and approaches have advanced. Mobility, cloud and data exploration technologies have helped expand the persons who can create and […]
Lestor Meadows from Kimberly-Clark provides insights into what a successful BI Awareness and Adoption program looks like and how to sustain it for 5+ years and put it on auto-pilot. Don’t miss this one!
Welcome to another exciting episode of Analytics on Fire! This week’s topic comes from one of our customers, Kimberly-Clark. Lestor Meadows, Senior Manager of Global BI Delivery for Kimberly-Clark’s Enterprise Data Management and Analytics team, discusses how he took his highly successful Awareness and Adoption program from being a regional to a global phenomenon within […]
Shawn Rogers provided in-depth insights on 5 Cs of BI: culture, community, collaboration, commitment, and consistency.
This week on Analytics on Fire, I sat down with the godfather of BI Communities and Chief Research Officer of Dell, Shawn Rogers, to discuss a topic that is becoming critical to driving a data-driven culture, your community. Shawn gives us a clear view on what it takes to drive a data-driven culture, as well as how to convince a […]
I’m excited to be heading to SAPinsider BI 2016 co-located with HANA 2016, Financials 2016, GRC 2016, HR 2016, and BASIS 2016, taking place June 20-22, 2016 at the Austria Center Vienna. Catch me at booth: #205 with my friends from Xoomworks and GB&Smith.
Matt takes us through his four-step process, “From WHERE to There”, a simple process to transform WHERE questions into geo spatial solutions for your business.
This week on Analytics on Fire, I was away on vacation, but Ryan had an exciting one-on-one with Matt Sheehan, a pioneer in the location intelligence community. Join us as Matt breaks down how GIS (Geographic Information System) is becoming a sought after solution across a range of industries looking to make better decisions for strategic growth. Matt […]
“Mapify your KPIs”, is a process to identify existing business problems and process where location, proximity, or distance matters. The result of this process are definitions for new leading indicators and supporting analytics that align to your performance management, Business Intelligence, and analytics strategy.
This week on Analytics on Fire, our very special guest is none other than our very own Ryan Goodman. Ryan is the CEO of CMaps Analytics (formerly Centigon Solutions), co-founder of Analytics on Fire and the resident maps guy. He has spent over 12 years designing analytics business apps and harnesses all of that experience […]
Collective Insights is a brand new market study from Dresner Advisory Services that combines collaborative Business Intelligence and governance to formulate a clear path for consensus based decision making.
This week, we have a special treat for you! On this episode of Analytics on Fire, we’re featuring an exclusive interview with the man who coined the term “Business Intelligence” in 1989 – Howard Dresner. Today’s topic is not only special and insightful, but it is also extremely new. Howard just recently coined another term […]
Great news AoF Community! My first free online dashboard design training video is finally available. We at the BI Brainz Academy hope you enjoy the video and take full advantage of the exact design techniques that we have used for years. Ever since I started working at BI Brainz, I’ve had many first’s. Here’s a […]
To set the record straight, we connected with Andrew Brust. He’s a 15-year Big Data veteran who not only is a Senior Director, at Datameer, but also a highly sought-after influencer and speaker on the topic of Big Data, as well as a blogger on ZDNet in his column ‘Big On Data’.
You’ve probably heard a few things about BI and Big Data that everyone swears by. Well, some are true, and SOME are simply myths. This week on Analytics on Fire, we have an exciting interview with Andrew Brust (my personal Big Data go-to mentor), a 15-year Big Data veteran who not only is a Senior […]
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Many of you have probably have seen or heard these eight most dangerous words in business: “Because we have always done it that way.” In order to survive in today’s competitive environment, we must always be open to new ideas, and today’s guest did just that. This week on the Analytics on Fire, we’re featuring […]
We reached out to our good friend David Dadoun at the Aldo Group to get a customer’s perspective on the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms . His experience and current use of multiple BI platforms gave us some deep insight and colorful feedback that you can’t miss.
On this episode of Analytics on Fire, we discuss a very hot topic in social media – The Gartner BI Magic Quadrant. We reached out to our good friend David Dadoun at the Aldo Group to get a customer perspective of the ongoing saga. His experience and current use of multiple BI platforms gave us […]
It’s that time of year again! I’m getting ready to head back to San Jose, CA, for the Microsoft PASS Business Analytics Conference 2016 on May 2 – 4th, 2016. I can’t wait to rub shoulders again with some of Microsoft’s brightest, and finest Excel users. 🙂 I had a fantastic time keynoting this event last […]
Geof manages two completely diverse groups of users and business cases that his team has to cater to – the university information systems and the health system. Listen in to discover some of the methods they used to deal with not only the disruption, but also with promoting user adoption.
This week on Analytics on Fire, we’re back again with another incredible interview; this time with the Deputy CIO of Johns Hopkins University, Geof Corb, on how he and his team learned to embrace BI (business intelligence) disruption and love it. Geof has been in IT for 17 years and now manages an IT team […]
At TE Connectivity, Naveen Narra manages the Business Intelligence, architecture and big data solution teams for over 4,000 BI Users. Naveen and his team exemplifies “analytics success.” Their secret is a proven approach that focuses on building momentum with tactical wins. Here are 10 steps that he used to gain buy-in from executives to tackle more strategic big data opportunities using modern in-memory analytics tools like SAP HANA.
Today’s episode of Analytics of Fire is an incredible case study with the Senior Manager for Business Analytics and Big Data Solutions for TE Connectivity (previously Tyco Electronics), Naveen Narra, on how their company’s Big Data investment paid off in a big way. If you’re in the process of elevating your organization’s BI, this episode is […]
Creating a BICC is about managing people and reconciling conflicting forces. Enterprise vs departmental data, business needs vs enterprise IT needs, top down vs bottom up, efficiency vs effectiveness are key themes that require strong leadership, and a dedicated team. For organizations that can ride a wave of success to grow an effective BICC, the financial, operational, and organizational impact could be revolutionary for your organization!
Our first AOF podcast guest was author and data visualization expert Alberto Cairo. The nuggets of knowledge in his AOF podcast episode, How to Visualize your Data were amazing!
Now, Alberto’s new book “The Truthful Art,” is taking the world by storm, so Ryan Goodman is having Alberto Cairo back for his “Mapify your KPIs” webinar series to narrow the focus to Visual Storytelling with Maps.
Join us March 31 at 8am PDT / 11am PDT for a webinar: Visual Storytelling with Maps
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