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Analytics on Fire

Analytics on Fire is your backstage pass inside the enterprise analytics and business intelligence world. Join your host BI author, speaker, and co-founder, Mico Yuk (BI Brainz) as she pulls back the curtain on what’s working right now in the enterprise analytics/business intelligence world and what is not. You’ll hear the inside scoop from experienced business leaders on how to plan, implement and gain true business value from your analytics dollars. Visit analyticsonfire.com to subscribe and get weekly insights and freebies!
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Aug 26, 2020

Many companies want to use data to gain a competitive edge in their industries--this can pose a challenge for organizations whose core business is not inherently technical. To make things worst lots of providers and consulting firms push unproven strategies and technical solutions that don't work. My guest today, Heather Smith is a data leader who has over 15 years of experience in the data science field, including recognition as one of Seattle's Top 5% of Women Engineers by Women Impact Tech.

As co-founder of Rove Technologies, Heather teaches how to set realistic expectations, when it comes to senior management and why it’s so important. She shares real-world examples of where expectations were set, and unfortunately when they were not. In a more personal tone, she discusses how her female appearance has impacted her professionally. Listen in to hear Heather talk about the role of executive expectation management in data science and how you can start managing expectations correctly!

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  • [26:51]  - The role of executives in data management​
  • [29:54] - Heather on Data Literacy: “Often very smart people including executives, become dumb in the face of data.”​
  • [45:48]  - Whether the team that built the successful model should own the model​
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/64
     

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Aug 19, 2020

In Ep 50 with Jurgen Faiist, I discussed why we need a new data visualization language. In today’s episode, we return to debate that topic with my good Suisse buddy Raphael Branger who is a Principal Data & Analytics Consultant at IT-Logix in Switzerland. Raphael is an IBCS Certified Consultant (he introduced me to it) as well as a Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner with more than 18 years of experience in business intelligence and data warehousing. I met Raphael almost a decade when he invited to keynote their epic BI event in Zurich. As one of the most passionate people I’ve met around requirements gathering ‘engineering’ is he calls it, his feedback was instrumental to the ongoing enhancement of our BI Dashboard Formula methodology!

In today’s episode, Raphael gives examples of why a new data viz language is needed and explains the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS) SUCCESS poster and how those standards can help. So much knowledge bombs in this one! Be sure to tune in!

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  • [03:01] The pros and cons of whether a new data visualization language is needed
  • [03:15]  - User Expectations: Real-world experiences using the IBCS standards
  • [24:45]  - How to ease communication between consumer and creator
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/63
     

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Aug 12, 2020

Mike Bugembe is a speaker, consultant, and Amazon best selling author of the book Cracking the Data Code. He joins today’s podcast to talk about the things that you can do that will help create successful analytics projects. After being the head of business intelligence for one of the largest diamond companies in the world, and seeing project struggle or fail, Mike went on a journey to find out why some unicorn companies like Netflix were succeeding in analytics, which traditional companies were not. In today's interview, he discusses the five key traits of a successful project and why 90% of enterprises data are missing most of them. Listen in to hear what Mike has to say about finding use cases for AI, learning how to ask data questions, and the biggest obstacles companies face when trying to unlock the value of their data.

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  • [03:42]  - Cracking the Data Code: 5 Things that successful unicorn companies are doing that you are not for your data projects​
  • [24:43]  - Key Quote: “Around 75% of investments in data fail to see any return on investment.” –Mike Bugembe​
  • [31:18]  - How to offer a skillshare to teammates​
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/62
     

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Aug 5, 2020

Lewis Temares is a former Dean at the University of Miami, and though he’s retired now, he still has a lot to say and a lot of knowledge to contribute. As one of the most beloved leaders I’ve ever met, he has managed large and very successful teams in IT. Not only was he my first mentor in the technical industry, but his influence and continual guidance have been instrumental in my career path.

Given recent world events, I brought him on to discuss how techies can stand out at work during unusual circumstances like a pandemic, what advice he’d give to tech leaders, workers, and students, and how to deal with the obstacles that accompany being laid off or furloughed. Tune in to gain some real-world wisdom and practical steps you can take to ensure you are standing out even while working from home!

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  • [13:17]  - Key Quote: I mean, there’s nothing comparable to this, but yes, we’ve seen other occurrences, we’ve seen economic depressions, we’ve seen a lot of things that have been negative and have negative effects on organizations, but nothing to this extent. –Lewis Temares
  • [13:53]  - Lewis’s perspective on where listeners should be focused right now
  • [24:01]  - Advice Lewis would give to IT students
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/61
     

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