Join us at #BI2017 #HANA2017 in Amsterdam this June!

Be sure to stop by our booth!

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 […]

Anatomy of a Modern Dashboard

5 Proven Approaches to Succeed

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 […]

16: BI Awareness and Adoption Tactics that Work with Lestor Meadows of Kimberly-Clark

Discover how to create a self-sustaining BI Awareness and Adoption program for your organization

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 […]

15: Why the Key to a Data-Driven Culture is Community with Shawn Rogers

Discover to key to gaining more value from big data, BI & analytics

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 […]

Ep #14: The Four Step Path to Success with GIS and Analytics with Matt Sheehan

Discover how to apply GIS solutions to solve your data problems

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 […]

Ep #13 Infographic: 3 Steps to Mapify Your KPIs

Ryan Goodman of CMaps Analytics blueprint for Location Analytics success

“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.

Ep #13: 3 Steps to Mapify Your KPI’s with Ryan Goodman of CMaps Analytics

Learn how to build a map solution that highlights what is important in an elegant and simple process.

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 […]

Ep #12: Collective Insights: Take your Collaborative BI to the next level with Howard Dresner

Discover how to take your collaborative BI to the next level and skyrocket your user adoption!

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 […]

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Design your First Executive BI Dashboard (Free Training Video)

Dashboard Design is not Easy, Unless you follow this process

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 […]

Ep #11 Infographic: 5 Big Data Myths Debunked

Andrew Brust of Datameer and ZDNet's Big Data Evangelist Sets the Record Straight

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’.

Ep #11: 5 Common Big Data Myths that Most BI People Believe, Debunked with Andrew Brust of Datameer

Join ZDNet's very own Big Data Evangelist as he uncovers five common Big Data Myths

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 […]

Ep #10: What Does it take to Survive in the New BI World w/ Greg Davey of gdBI

Discover how one 25-year BI veteran was able to completely evolve his BI implementation approach

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 […]

Ep #9 Infographic: Customer’s Reaction to BI Magic Quadrant Saga

Top Quotes from David Dadoun from Aldo Group

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.

Ep #9: A Customer Reacts to Gartner BI Magic Quadrant Saga with David Dadoun of Aldo Group

Listen to this candid customer interview about the BI MQ that shook the BI world

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 […]

YASS, it’s Microsoft PASS Business Analytics Conference 2016 Time!

Excel has a billion users, we can all learn from all of them

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 […]

Ep #8 Infographic: How to Embrace BI Disruption and Love It!

Discover the Keys to Change Management with Geof Corb from Johns Hopkins University

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.

Ep #8: How Johns Hopkins IT Embraced BI Disruption and Loved IT with Geof Corb

Learn how to manage BI disruption of tools, to your advantage

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 […]

Ep #7 Infographic: 10 Steps to Make your Big Data Investment Pay Off

Naveen Narra from TE Connectivity shares his tips for success

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.

Ep #7: Case Study: How One Team’s Big Data Investment Paid Off

How Naveen Narra of TE Connectivity is driving analytics success by focusing on user adoption

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 […]

Ep #6 Infographic: 8 Tips to Revive your BI Competency Center with Wayne Eckerson

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!

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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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Date: January 1, 1970
Time: 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Event: Visual Storytelling with Maps featuring Alberto Cairo
Sponsor: CMaps Analytics
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Ep #6: How to Revive Any Business Intelligence Competency Center Using the Proven Federated Approach with Wayne Eckerson

Discover how to create a BI Center of Excellence that actually works.

On this episode of Analytics on Fire, we take a break from interviewing business intelligence leaders from large companies and focus on the BI Competency Center (BICC). Our today’s guest subject matter expert is Wayne Eckerson from the Eckerson Group. Wayne has been a thought leader in the BI space for over 20 years. He’s […]

Ep #5: How to Build a Successful BI COE: Lessons from CISCO’s Data Visualization Community Leaders

Learn how to use enterprise social media tools to support your BI Center of Excellence

Today, we’re excited to welcome the dynamic duo from Cisco, Kevin Taylor and Gregory Lewandowski, to discuss the topic of data visualization communities. Kevin spent 15 years working with business intelligence and now specializes in most of the major Enterprise BI tools and packages. Gregory has worked for Cisco for 15 years, and he is […]