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 this episode of Analytics on Fire podcast, we invited Mayank to talk about why he stopped focusing on user adoption, and instead struck gold with his users by focusing on the business activation of technology. He shares how he took a step back to redefine his personal goals and role as a technologist to that of a practitioner to deliver value back to the business.
Mayank also talks about how and why in his journey he had to learn to love Excel (despite the fact that, from an IT perspective, Excel is viewed as an evil tool). Join us to hear Mayank’s thoughts on how to cater not just to business users but also data-hungry analysts that need instant information, and how he’s brought value to those analysts rather than just technology.