Analytics on Fire

Analytics on Fire is your backstage pass inside the enteprise analytics and business intelligence world. Join your hosts, BI authors, speakers and founders, Mico Yuk (BI Brainz) and Ryan Goodman (Centigon Solutions) as they pull back the curtains on what’s actually working right now in the enterprise analytics/business intelligence space. You’ll hear the inside scoop from experienced business leaders on how to plan, implement and gain true business value from your analytics dollars. To help you gain more value from your analytics, take our BI Maturity Quiz at
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Mar 29, 2016

We invited Wayne to the podcast to talk about his “federated approach” to a successful BICC. Wayne covers the main reasons why BICCs don’t succeed and shares his thoughts on what’s changed and what’s disrupted the notion of BICC. We also discuss the roles and the types of people you need for a BICC “dream team.”

  • Why a taking what Wayne calls a “federated approach” is the key to success in your BI Competency Center.
  • What is a Competency Center why is it important.
  • Why a BICC should be a ‘Business Intelligence Confidence and Credibility Center’ to be successful.
  • How to 0vercome the 3 biggest BICC challenges: business vs IT needs, top down vs bottom up data, and efficiency vs effectiveness.
  • Wayne’s advice on how to get business owners to take ownership of BI initiatives.
  • Wayne cracks the code on what the BICC team should look like.
  • How BI Directors should deal with shadow IT.
  • Who should market the BI solutions and why.
  • One of the biggest mistakes most companies make when setting up their BICC.
  • The brutal truth about outsourcing (when it comes to BI).
  • Wayne’s tips on how BI Directors should deal with shadow IT.

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Mar 22, 2016

We invited Gregory and Kevin to the Analytics on Fire podcast to share a fascinating story about data visualization and the community that they’ve created around it. They share the details of the process of building and growing Cisco’s very own internal data visualization community, as well as the successes and challenges they have encountered on their journey.

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Mar 15, 2016

On this episode of Analytics on Fire podcast, we invited Mayank to talk about the business activation of technology. We discuss the paradigm shift that has made Mayank successful at focusing on the business activation of technology and the business user. He shares how he took that step back to redefine his personal goals and role as a technologist to that of a practitioner delivering value back to the business.

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Mar 8, 2016

While Matty’s success is no secret to the BI community in Australia and Singapore, we thought it would be great to start the year by inviting Matty to talk about how he applied our BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) methodology to his analytics project and became a BI rock star and speaker in the process. He shares the gruesome details of how he went from struggling to implementing one dashboard, to deploying 4 dashboards in 5 months! You’ll hear about some of the biggest challenges he overcame in his BI Journey and analyze the lessons he’s learned along the way. You’ll get to hear how his success has allowed him to travel around the world to tell his inspiring story.

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Mar 1, 2016

We invited Ross to Analytics on Fire to talk about selling BI solutions, as well as his focus on some of the challenges and successes that he’s had in deploying analytics to his global user base at McKesson. In this candid discussion, we talk to Ross about what prompted Mckesson’s shift from IT to analytics and what that process of evolution looked like.  Ross also shares their biggest failures and successes along their analytics journey, and how he motivated his team to update their BI solutions and optimize their internal practices for delivering value.

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