Mico’s Top 5 BIDF Data Visual Storytelling Workshops of 2018

Happy New Year AOF community! To kick off 2018, like many of you, I scoured the internet to see which 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. As the founder of one of the top data visual storytelling workshops in the market, I invite you to join me and here is why.

BI Dashboard Formula Methodology Workshops

In 2012 as “big data” emerged, we saw the need to quickly create visual data stories. Today our visual storytelling templates have been used globally by many Fortune 1000 companies and we want to show you why!

Our BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) Methodology continues to benefit and evolve from the feedback from 100’s of our students and customers. In our workshops, we share the same techniques that help BI Brainz to create compelling data stories and visualizations for some of the world’s leading organizations.

Here are five things you’ll take away from our top-rated workshops:

  1. An understanding of why visual storytelling is the most effective way to communicate your data in 2018
  2. How to score, interpret, and increase your personal data visualization literacy score
  3. How to create a great four-part data story in a matter of days, not weeks!
  4. Proven techniques to reduce your requirements gathering time by up to 50%
  5. Access to real-world use cases you can immediately apply to your data story!

Workshop Pre-requisites

Our visual storytelling workshops are 100% tool agnostic, 100% hands-on, and non-technical. The techniques taught can be applied by anyone who wants to master data. As an attendee, you will work in teams to implement lessons taught in a series of short lectures. You will work using post-its and whiteboards to maximize your creative energy! No laptop is required.Come well rested, with an open mind. Any experience gathering requirements for any type of analytics project before is helpful, but not required.


2018 Visual Storytelling Workshops


1. Feb 6 | Kingston, Jamaica – #BIDF #datavizstories

BI Brainz Caribbean Data Visual Storytelling Workshop

Workshop Title: Visual Storytelling 101 (Based on BI Dashboard Formula Methodology)
Location: Knutsford Court Hotel (Grand Caribbean Suite)
Cost: $25,000 JMD

Calling all Caribbean data beginners/veterans who want to jumpstart their data storytelling journey in 2018! We are excited to kick-off our workshops at home, in the Caribbean this year. Can’t wait to share our new techniques in this action-packed  1-day workshop.

For tickets and more information click here to Register Now!

2. Feb 25 |  Nevada, USA – #BIHANA2018

Pre-Conference: Visual storytelling: How to make your data visualizations more intelligent, actionable, and useful

Workshop Title: (Pre-Conference Workshop) Visual storytelling: How to make your data visualizations more intelligent, actionable, and useful
Location: Bellagio Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $999 – $2,299 (save $550 before Jan 19, 2018)

This 4-hour workshop is going to be jammed packed with all the good stuff! Learn our top tips, techniques, and strategies to elevate your existing metrics then turn them into a compelling data story your users will love! 

For tickets and more information click here to Register Now!


3. Mar 12-14 |  Joburg, South Africa – #MasteringSAP

Mastering SAP Technologies - Visual Storytelling 101

Workshop Title: Visual Storytelling 101
Location: The Hyatt Regency – Johannesburg, ZA
Cost: 13,450R – 14,950R (ZAR)

The Secrets of Building Actionable KPI's & Visualisations

Join me and BI Brainz MEA, CEO, Jacques du Preez as we give our first joint workshop and session together in Joburg. You will walk away not only with our latest techniques, but also a set of local use-cases you can apply to your existing analytics projects immediately. As an added bonus, attend our joint session on building KPIs during the event or drop by our booth to discuss your analytics needs! We plan to deliver a powerhouse of value. 

For tickets and more information click here to Register Now!

4. Mar 19 |  London, UK – #BIDF #datavizstories

BIDF Visual Storytelling 101 - European Edition

Workshop Title: Visual Storytelling 101 (Based on BI Dashboard Formula Methodology)
Location:  IOD Pall Mall Burton Room – London, UK
Cost: TBD

This one-day intensive workshop promises to deliver big value, as you join me and our London based, EU CEO, Nicolas Henry. We will not only deliver big on real-world insights and techniques, but you can expect to hear from some of our existing customers on their visual storytelling journey using our templates. This is our first London workshop and we are expecting to sell out. See you there!

For tickets and more information click here to Register Now!  


Don’t Miss Other Opps to learn from our BI Brainz team!


1. Feb 19-21 |  California, USA – #BIAconf

BI+Analytics Conference

Session Title: How to Improve ROI & User Adoption for Your BI Implementation
Location: Hyatt Regency – Huntington Beach, California
Cost: $209 – $2,099

As the newest addition to our BI Brainz team, Raquel Seville has been involved in the BI space for over 10 years. In this insightful session, she will tackle a topic that she battled with as a customer for many years, “How can you get more ROI and user adoption from BI projects?” Laced with real-world techniques and strategies, we highly recommend you bring your notebook, pens, and smartphones. These slides are snapshot ready!

For tickets and more information click here to Register Now!


2. Mar 13-15 |  Melbourne, AUS – #MasteringSAP

Mastering SAP Business Analytics

Session Title: There is No Silver Bullet: 10 Key Lessons on ROI and User Adoption for Your BI Implementations
Location: Crown Promenade Centre – Melbourne, AUS
Cost: A$2,850 – A$3,500

As the newest addition to our BI Brainz team, Raquel Seville has been involved in the BI space for over 10 years. Join her as she discusses the techniques required to extract true ROI from your BI implementations, by increasing user adoption. As a former BI manager at a major telecom company for the last 10 years, learn from her real-world lessons. As the author of the SAP UI handbook, Raquel focuses user experience, user adoption and gaining true value from your implementations!

For tickets and more information click here to Register Now!


3. Mar 21-22 |  London, UK – #BigDataWorld

Big Data World

Session Title: TBD (will be focused on visual storytelling)
Location: Excel, London
Cost: Free

So excited to add this event to my list of conferences. Big Data and IOT is the future! My session will focus on visual storytelling with an AI twist. Gain insight into the future of data stories powered by artificial intelligence and how your organization can leverage this technological tsunami. Many researchers are stating that AI is as big as the internet in terms of technology. You don’t want to miss this!

For tickets and more information click here to Register Now!

4. Apr 22-27 |  San Diego, USA – #EDW18

Panel Title: Why Enterprise Organizations Use AI as a Strategic Capability and Competitive Advantage
Location: San Diego, California
Cost: $1,045 – $2,965

As a long time fan of Dataversity, I’m excited to be a part of this panel on April 24, discussing why AI is so important to enterprises and how it can be leveraged as a competitive advantage. I’ll be on the stage with a brilliant cast of AI startup founders and advisors, Steve Ardire, Will Wright and Sindu Joseph! Check them out and see you there!

For tickets and more information click here to Register Now!

5. June 27-29 |  Prague, CZ – #BIHANA2018

BI & HANA 2018

Session Title: Stabilising and Improving an SAP BI 4.2 Enterprise Shared Service Environment
Location: Prague Congress Centre – Prague, Czech Republic
Cost: €999 – €2,599 (Save €550 before May 4, 2018)

Join our BI Brainz European team as they shine a light on two hot topics: 1) how SAP BI 4.2 customers can troubleshoot and enhance their shared service environment, 2) Better ways to embrace your visual quick wins in 2018! You’ll also get to hear from one of our customers on how they are leveraging the HANA strategy we help them to put in place over a year ago to enable real-time self-service analytics! Need help? Be sure to visit our booth to chat with our SAP HANA and BI experts and take a look at some of our customer demos! 

For tickets and more information click here to Register Now!


6. June 27-28 |  Massachusetts, USA – #RealBI

Real Business Intelligence 2018

Workshop Title: Driving Actionable and Compelling Stories That Users Love
Location: MIT Tang Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $800 (early bird)

My session on data storytelling is confirmed! My session last year on my ‘WHW method’ was rated as #1. I’m ecstatic to be back again alongside such amazing speakers from the MIT staff, speakers from AirBNB, and Aldo. In my session, I will provide proven techniques and tools that you can use to become a rock star data storyteller. This event is one of the most well rounded ones I’ve attended and I actually attend 80% of the sessions myself. Look forward to seeing you there!

For tickets and more information click here to Register Now!

Still not sure what to Expect?

Check out these awesome tweets from previous workshop attendees!

To Conclude 🙂

So there you have it! You can’t afford to miss BI Brainz in 2018. We can’t wait to share what we’ve learned to help you avoid the many pitfalls we’ve seen over the years.

My personal goal in 2018 is to help create and drive a new breed of BI practitioners who start their BI projects by telling stories. Who engage their users and communicate their data in a new way. No more boring requirement gathering documents. We need visual storytellers to make these new AI/BI projects successful. I hope you join me on this journey!

I’d like to hear from you. Which events are you attending in 2018 and why?

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Meet Mico Yuk

As the founder and CEO of BI Brainz, Mico has been in the Business Intelligence industry for 8 years. Besides leading a team of some of the most brilliant minds in the industry, she continues to share her passion for Analytics through the BI Brainz Academy, blogs, social media and global keynotes and trainings. In her time off, she enjoys being a beach bum and buying red bottom shoes.

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