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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 AnalyticsonFire.com.)
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Apr 19, 2016

Tune in for David’s agnostic perspective and learn how he uses The Gartner BI Magic Quadrant. 

In This Episode, You'll Learn:

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  • The many tools David and Aldo’s BI team are currently working with and why.
  • What people should really use Gartner Quadrant for and why.
  • David openly compares the Forrester Wave vs Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – who’s the leader? (19:00)
  • The importance of data governance.
  • David’s jaw-dropping take on the visionary quadrant.
  • What Shocked David the most when he first looked at The Quadrant.
  • Why David believes that Gartner should rename the quadrant and why.
  • Why customers should never select a tool based on The Gartner Magic Quadrant or The Forrester Wave.

Get full show notes and more information here: http://analyticsonfire.com/9

 

Apr 12, 2016

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.

In This Episode, You'll Learn:

  • Geof’s background in IT and his current responsibilities with Johns Hopkins.
  • How and why he started a wave of disruption of his SAP implementation at Johns Hopkins.
  • His tactics and techniques for driving user adoption.
  • The challenges of managing two completely diverse groups of users.
  • How he enabled self-service to overcome multi-departmental needs.
  • How he handles different data user “personas.”
  • How they empowered people to create their own analytics.
  • The drivers behind disrupting their own BI process.
  • Why he tells his staff, “Technology is the easy part.”
  • Why a continuous investment in change management is the key to success in BI disruption.

Get full show notes and more information here: http://analyticsonfire.com/8

Apr 5, 2016

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 for you!

In This Episode, You'll Learn:

  • Naveen’s background and what TE Connectivity does as a business.
  • The BI solutions Naveen and his team were exploring to get quick wins.
  • Their “Secret Sauce” to simplify and solve complex problems for the business user.
  • What they discovered from 40+ interviews with key business executives and business power users.
  • Their biggest game-changer – their innovative way of using reporting.
  • How he prioritizes projects and which problems to solve, and how he presents them to the leadership.
  • Two important things he did from the get-go to improve the overall engagement.
  • How they branded and marketed their BI solution.
  • Their transition process from old-school business intelligence reports to building interactive analytics.
  • The importance of how you design user experience and interface.
  • The 3 categories of their projects: Strategic Projects, Tactical Projects, and Visualization Projects.
  • Naveen’s user adoption tips and strategies.

Get full show notes and more information here: http://analyticsonfire.com/7

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