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: 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 […]

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: 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 […]

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: 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: 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 […]

EP #4: Why BI Teams Must Learn to Love Excel to Survive with Mayank Misra of Pfizer

Discover why using business activation philosophy is more important than user adoption

Today’s guest is near and dear to my heart. He was my manager at Pfizer during my old Business Objects consulting days. Mayank Misra was the former Head of the Global Business Intelligence Strategy and the Center of Excellence for Pfizer. Pfizer is a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company commonly known as the maker of Viagra. On […]

Why BI team must learn to love Excel

EP #3: How to go from zero to 4 dashboards in 5 months with Matty Grygorcewicz of SA PowerNetworks

Learn the secrets to become a BI rock star and speaker!

On this episode of Analytics on Fire, we’re excited to be talking to one of our top students from our BI Dashboard Formula training program. Matthew (Matty) Grygorcewicz is a Senior Business Intelligence (BI) professional with 15+ years’ IT experience. He has worked for a number of large global companies. He is currently a Senior Business […]

Ep #2: How to Sell Your BI Solution to the Business with Ross Wilson of McKesson

Learn the mindset of a Fortune 20 company Exec and his team who turned BI failure into success

Are you struggling to win over the business with your BI solution? You’re at the right place! Our special guest today is BI leader and veteran expert Ross Wilson. Ross has been working with SAP for about 20 years and started with BI back in 2001. Over the course of his career, he has worked […]

Ep #1: The Truthful and Functional Art – How to Visualize your Data with Alberto Cairo

Learn Alberto's secrets to help you think more visually

On our very first Analytics on Fire interview, we’re excited to be speaking to one of the top experts in the data visualization field, Alberto Cairo. Alberto is the Knight Chair at the University of Miami and the author of one of the most impactful books to date in the data visualization field, The Functional […]

Ep #00: Welcome to Analytics on Fire Podcast

Meet your co-hosts and find out what's they have planned for you!

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Analytics on Fire podcast, the only show that interviews real customers and leaders from companies like Royal Dutch Shell, Kimberly-Clark, Ericsson, Nestlé, Pfizer, and Cisco. This show will bring you some of the best stories from the analytics and business intelligence world to motivate and inspire you along your analytics […]

IT’S COMING! Be the first to hear our new Analytics on Fire Podcast

Subscribe for the first listen and exclusive content

August 2015 we are really excited to be releasing episode 1 of our long awaited Analytics on Fire podcast.  Mico Yuk and Ryan Goodman have spent the last year interviewing the top Business Intelligence and Data visualization experts from companies like Shell, Kimberly Clark, Pfizer, Mckesson, Cisco and John Hopkins University. Now we present them to […]