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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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May 31, 2022

We have all seen massive shifts in the world of data literacy in the last few years, with the pandemic having undeniable and sometimes surprising effects on the professional landscape. Joining me to talk about these changes and the skills that can best serve data literacy in the contemporary climate is returning guest and one of the godfathers of data literacy, Jordan Morrow!

Jordan was previously a guest on Episode 66, so I recommend listening to that masterclass first if you have not already! In today's chat we get into some of Jordan's amazing frameworks from his new book, Be Data Literate, The Data Literacy Skills Everyone Needs To Succeed with Jordan giving listeners an inside scoop on his amazing ideas and practical wisdom!

 

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [0:15:41] How data literacy has infiltrated most spheres and the roles of many other professionals. 
  • [0:16:20] Jordan explains the four levels of analytics; descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive.
  • [0:24:05] Generational gaps in dealing with data; Jordan's advice for improvement. 
  • [0:31:52] Jordan shares his six-step framework.
  • [0:34:11] Some advice from Jordan to women working in the world of data literacy.
  • [0:38:09] Getting to grips with Jordan's 'three Cs' of data literacy and the value of curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking!
  • [0:43:00] Jordan comments on strategies for building rapport, facilitating relationships, and the need for interpersonal skills.  
  • [0:49:51] Exciting information about the raffle for Jordan's book, exclusive to AOF listeners!

 

For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/86

 

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May 11, 2022

Hjalmar Gislason is the Founder and CEO of GRID.is, a BI notebook company that has been making big waves in the field in the last few years. He tells us all about GRID.is and the rise of data notebooks.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [0:05:50] Hjalmar explains exactly what a data notebook is and how it compares to other tools. 
  • [0:11:52] Reasons to consider using a data notebook along with a range of other tools.
  • [0:27:30] The 'living' quality of the models that can be created on GRID. 
  • [0:33:28] A special offer for AOF from Hjalmar and how to sign up immediately!

For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/85

 

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May 2, 2022

Data is a company’s most important asset, so why aren’t more companies turning their analytics departments into profit centers? In today’s episode, my guest took this concept to the next level by bringing a dedicated accountant on staff to manage their analytics profit center. When Derrick Louis says he is focused on the bottom line, he means it! Previously the Executive Director of IT at RaceTrac Petroleum, Derrick currently heads up IT at Cumberland Farms/EG America. As a business-driven IT leader, he harnesses the power of technology, people, and innovation to combat rising costs, create nimble organizations, and drive scalable growth.

In today’s conversation, Derrick shares some practical tips and advice that will inspire you to think differently about how you work with your customers, especially when it comes to being financially responsible. We touch on why you should be quantifying how your analytics teamwork adds to your bottom line, how to know when it’s time to become a profit center, and the value of keeping track of every dollar you save your org by bringing an accountant in, and so much more! For data leaders that are struggling to show their value to their org or aren’t sure where to start on creating a profit center, this episode is for you!

 

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [0:15:49] How to convince your company to shift from a cost center to a profit center.
  • [0:22:40] How effective data leaders deal with pushback from their leadership.
  • [0:27:20] Derrick’s advice for departments that want to become profit centers, but don’t know where to start.
  • [0:33:32] What led Derrick to bring an accountant into his analytics team.
  • [0:35:28] Some of the specialized skills that an accountant brings to the table.
  • [0:42:56] Different types of reporting that you need, including the value of user spend.
  • [0:44:03] Why Derrick says that the accountant ultimately “paid for himself.”

For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/84

 

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