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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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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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The Future of BI

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I don’t have words for how much I love this podcast and Mico and team and the Facebook group of fellow #datastorytellers. I’ve learned SO MUCH. I continue to be inspired with every episode. This online community has helped me develop my local analytics community in Buffalo, NY, and I will be forever thankful!

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This is a fantastic Podcast.

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35 Ratings
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23
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3
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The Future of BI

By Kim_prov - Oct 24 2019
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I don’t have words for how much I love this podcast and Mico and team and the Facebook group of fellow #datastorytellers. I’ve learned SO MUCH. I continue to be inspired with every episode. This online community has helped me develop my local analytics community in Buffalo, NY, and I will be forever thankful!

Great information!

By clappy499 - Jun 07 2019
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This is a fantastic Podcast.

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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!

31: My top 10 BI User Adoption Hacks (part 1)

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I’m so nervous that my armpits are sweating! But I’m trying something new and different. Solo podcasts focused on topics that you voted you need help with.  Today’s topic is, My Top 10 BI User Adoption Hacks (Part 1). User adoption is a problem that most BI teams experience regardless of how great our dashboards perform or look, so I created a checklist of items that should evoke action.

 

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our first workshop coming up on Sept 17-19 almost full and VIP is sold out! Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools and techniques to truly engage your users. Register today!

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For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/31

Aug 01 2019

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2: How to Sell Your BI Solution with Ross Wilson of McKesson

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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.

Get full show notes and more information here: http://bit.ly/1XTalKR

Mar 01 2016

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27: How to be Data Informed, NOT Data-Driven w/ Ella Hilal at Shopify

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Are you data-informed or data driven? My guest this week, Ella Hilal, the Director of Data at Shopify explains exactly why being data-informed is more important than being data-driven. Ella works at Shopify, a unicorn company in Canada that handles over $100B per year in e-commerce transactions and is growing 60%+ year over year. Besides dealing with insane amounts of data, Ella is an award-winning professor with more accolades than we can list here. Listen as Ella clarifies what it means to be a leader, and explains why being data informed is to key to transforming your organizations' data culture! Golden nuggets galore here folks.. enjoy!

 

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our first workshop coming up from Sept 17-19 is 70% full! Join us and consider upgrading to a VIP. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

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For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/27

Jun 26 2019

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3: How to Go from 0 to 4 Dashboards in 5 Months with Matty Grygorcewicz of SA PowerNetworks

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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.

Get full show notes and more information here: http://bit.ly/1LaJcRT

Mar 08 2016

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4: Why BI Teams Must Learn to Love Excel to Survive with Mayank Misra of Pfizer

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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.

Get full show notes and more information here: http://bit.ly/22dCQsH

Mar 15 2016

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30: How to turn BI Naysayers into Super fans using BIDF w/ Ron Reago

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There’s no one else better qualified than myself, Mico Yuk, to turn BI naysayers into superfans using the BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) methodology than today’s guest, Ron Reago. It’s his superpower!

I met Ron in June of 2012, and he’s the pinnacle of what our BIDF methodology can do for one's career and company. He’s BIDF's #1 global champion in the world, a low-key but well-respected oil/gas executive and a super-smart leader. In this epic episode of AoF, Ron candidly shares his successes and failures in BI, and how you too can turn doubtful users into raving fans by changing 'the story'. So much knowledge bombs.. enjoy!

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our first workshop coming up on Sept 17-19 almost full! Join us and consider upgrading to a VIP. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

Enjoyed the Show?

Please leave us a review on iTunes.

For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/30

Jul 18 2019

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25: From Gartner BI Magic Quadrant Author to Chief Data Strategy Officer w/ Cindi Howson of ThoughtSpot

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Ever wonder about the masterminds that create the famous Gartner Analytics and BI Magic Quadrant? Meet Cindi Howson, former VP at Gartner and current Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughSpot. Cindi’s unorthodox start in the BI world and quick rise to well-known author, BI Scorecard creator and go to for the media, is nothing short of spectacular. Find out why Cindi is one of the most inspirational and well-known women in BI!

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshops. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of two days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan for your BI team.  Join us!

Enjoyed the Show?

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For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/25

Jun 13 2019

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10: What Does it take to Survive in the New BI World w/ Greg Davey of gdBI

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Don’t miss this unique interview and this incredible opportunity to find out how after 25 years in BI field, Greg was completely open to rethinking his BI implementation approach and create a highly-successful dashboard for the government of South Australia.

In This Episode, You'll Learn:
  • Greg’s extensive experience and background in BI space. (5:20)
  • How Greg was willing to change his mindset to achieve BI Success.
  • The step-by-step methods he used to make his BI Dashboard project successful. (11:38)
  • How he took his customer from classic reports to powerful BI Dashboards.
  • How to overcome the challenges of getting executive buy-in. (16:10)
  • How one change to this requirements-gathering workshop changed everything.
  • Why Word docs are no longer the right documentation.
  • What BI consultants need to embrace the new BI world.
  • Why empathy is a key factor to success.

Get full show notes and more information here: http://analyticsonfire.com/10

May 03 2016

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7: Case Study: How One Team's Big Data Investment Paid Off with Naveen Narra of TE Connectivity

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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

Apr 05 2016

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6: How to Revive Any Business Intelligence Competency Center Using the Proven Federated Approach with Wayne Eckerson

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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.

Get full show notes and more information here: http://analyticsonfire.com/6

Mar 29 2016

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24: How to go from Data Pro to Chief Data Storyteller with Ryan Deeds of Assurex Global

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Are you a data professional struggling to influence others with your data savvy? Wondering what may be missing? If you're one of those data professionals who is seeking a proven way to influence your users and win their trust, this BI masterclass is for you! Ryan Deeds, a classified BI 'rockstar', is yet another example of an 'action taker' who took our BI Data Storytelling Mastery workshop and completely transformed his career. Today, Ryan is the VP of Data Technology at Assurex Global, but he didn't start out there! Listen to how Ryan went from a normal data professional to a chief data storyteller in a few months!

 

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 2-Day Live workshops. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of two days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan for your BI team.  Join us!

Enjoyed the Show?

Please leave us a review on iTunes.

For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/24

Jun 05 2019

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28: How to become an Analytics Social Media Rockstar w/ Kate Strachnyi

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Are you still struggling to create and build a good social media presence in the data space? This week, I talk with real-life data analytics and BI rockstar, Kate Strachnyi. Kate is a Program Manager and Consultant of Data Analytics, as well as an author, blogger, and LinkedIn “Top-Voice” in data analytics with well over 50,000+ followers. In this knowledge filled BI masterclass, Kate teaches you the importance of social media and the exact steps you can take to up your social media game and become a rockstar!

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our first workshop coming up from Sept 17-19 is 75% full! Join us and consider upgrading to a VIP. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

Enjoyed the Show?

Please leave us a review on iTunes.

For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/28

Jul 03 2019

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32: My top 10 BI User Adoption Hacks (part 2)

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What did you think of my very first solo podcast? If you haven’t listened to it yet, go to Analytics on Fire - 31: My Top BI User Adoption Hacks (Part 1).

Today is Part 2, where I wrap up my list of top BI User Adoption hacks to help you be successful. Use adoption is the only KPI that BI teams should be focused on IMO. Enjoy and I'd love your feedback!

Sponsor

This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our first workshop coming up on Sept 17-19 almost full and VIP is sold out! Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools and techniques to truly engage your users. Register today

Enjoyed the Show? 

Please leave us a review on iTunes.

For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/32

Aug 14 2019

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33: How to go from Startup to Acquisition with BIDF w/ Andrew Mackay

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How can one of my students go from a BI startup to a Big five acquisition? By using our BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) methodology.

This week, I’m talking to Andrew Mackay, co-founder of former Dubai based BI startup Team base, now director of digital services at PwC Middle East. I met Andrew six years ago when he registered for our online BI Dashboard Formula methodology online course, as he was seeking to differentiate his BI offerings in the middle east. This inspiring conversation outlines both his reasons for using BIDF, how he operationalized it and how it led to his recent acquisition by PwC. There is so much to be learned from his focus and use of the BIDF methodology! Enjoy!

Sponsor

This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our first workshop coming up on Sept 17-19 almost full and VIP is sold out! Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools and techniques to truly engage your users. Register today

Enjoyed the Show? 

Please leave us a review on iTunes.

For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/33

Aug 22 2019

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8: How Johns Hopkins IT Embraced BI Disruption and Loved IT with Geof Corb

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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 12 2016

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39: DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story w/ Nancy Duarte

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When it comes to effective presentations and engaging an audience, what questions should you ask to tell your story about data? It’s time to take action and learn! Nancy Duarte joins me as today’s guest to discuss her new book, DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story. Some of you may already know Nancy from her 2012 TED Talk titled, The Secret Structure of Great Talks.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [08:10] Inspiration behind DataStory: Normal people need help with data, too.
  • [09:10] Key Quote: Data had been slowing us down, instead of speeding us up. We didn’t have a mechanism to communicate data - Nancy Duarte
  • [09:27] Key Quote: Data is becoming a very common communication language that didn’t have a real clear wrapper around it about how to frame it.- Nancy Duarte
  • For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/39
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The next BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop will be held in January 2020. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

Dec 05 2019

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38: Top 3 BI Skills for 2020 w/ Jen Underwood

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Do you know what skill sets you're going to need in the next three years to stay relevant in the BI (business intelligence) industry? Don’t wait for the BI bubble to pop!

When I met Jen Underwood, she was one of Microsoft’s first Power BI product managers and an undeniable voice of reason in the BI industry through her blogs and other insightful posts online. I always admired her technical aptitude and was not surprised that she went on to work at cool startups like DataRobot and now Aible. In this exciting episode, Jen breaks down what you need to know and do to be viable and relevant in the BI market in 2020 and beyond! Let's just say, it's definitely not what you're doing today. Tune in, and level up!

In this episode, you'll learn:
  • [02:58] Jen’s CV: Marketing degree and love for data leads to 20+ years in BI industry.
  • [05:17] Key Quote: I knew that I fell in love with programming and all that. But I didn’t have the patience to extend my college years. - Jen Underwood
  • [06:41] Fear of Failure: Jen’s only option was to succeed during her homeless period.
  • For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/38
Sponsor

This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our second one is coming up on Jan 28-30 and registration is open! Join us and consider upgrading to be a VIP (we have tons of bonuses planned). Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools, techniques, and resources you need to engage your users. Register today!

Enjoyed the Show? 

Please leave us a review on iTunes.

Nov 21 2019

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37: Secrets of Building Actionable KPIs w/ Mico Yuk

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What problems do you have with key performance indicators (KPIs)? Are they actionable or not? How do you measure them? Today, I’m sharing a session that I did that was rated #1 at the Real Business Intelligence event at MIT back in 2017. It's called "Secrets to building actionable KPIs". Specifically, I discuss three of the more well-known and commonly used methods: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timebound (SMART) Goals, Wildly Important Goals (WIGs), and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).

In this episode, you'll learn:
  • [02:19] Are KPIs and metrics the same? Do you track KPIs? Metrics? Core competencies?
  • [02:44] Key Quote: Living in KPI land, there’s a lot of measurements, but you discover that not all measurements are created equal. - Mico Yuk
  • [04:02] KPI Problem #1: Too many KPIs; focus on tracking 3-5, no more than 10.
  • For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/37
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This exciting season of AoF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our next workshop on January 28-30, 2020 is now open for registration at a special early bird rate! Consider upgrading to the VIP option for extras including access to our online course. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

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Oct 31 2019

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36: Build a Solid Enterprise Wide Data Strategy w/ Lillian Pierson

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Today’s guest is the talented and intelligent Lillian Pierson. Lillian is a Data Science Instagram rock star with 600K+ followers across social media. Currently, she is the data science instructor for multiple courses on LinkedIn Learning, as well as an author, entrepreneur, coach and social media genius.

In this new BI Masterclass, Lillian is going to teach you how to build a solid enterprise-wide data strategy that scales. Stay tuned to get Lillian’s best tips for social media, data strategies, and collecting data for use cases

In this episode, you'll learn:
  • [10:07] The definition of enterprise-wide data strategy and who it is for
  • [11:35] Lillian’s “Aha” moment and her two different types of clients
  • [13:21] Key Quote: “What is the point of all this big data talk? The point is that they generate business value from that new knowledge.” - Lillian Pierson
  • For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/36
Sponsor

This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our second one is coming up on Jan 28-30 and registration is open!  At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools, techniques, and resources you need to engage your users. Register today!

Enjoyed the Show? 

Please leave us a review on iTunes

Oct 17 2019

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35: Why you should Create an Analytics Strategy Playbook w/ Ryan Goodman

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Today’s guest is no stranger to most of you. Ryan Goodman is a BI rock star and my former AoF co-host. Currently, he’s the Head of Analytics at a super cool startup turned ongoing profitable and growing financial services company. Ryan’s going to teach us how to create an analytics playbook using the BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) methodology. An analytics strategy playbook encapsulates and executes all the elements of people, technology, and process. Stay tuned to get Ryan’s playbook template!

In this episode, you'll learn:
  • [06:40] BI Whisperer: Bridging the gap between technology and business analysts.
  • [08:20] Disconnecting from being a business owner back into driving customer analytics.
  • [09:16] Key Quote: Everyone is data driven...what that means, and what it should mean. - Ryan Goodman
  • For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/35
Sponsor

This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our second one is coming up on Jan 28-30 and registration is open! Join us and consider upgrading to be a VIP (we have tons of bonuses planned). Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools, techniques, and resources you need to engage your users. Register today!

Enjoyed the Show? 

Please leave us a review on iTunes.

Oct 10 2019

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34: How Charts Lie w/ Alberto Cairo

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Guess what? I missed you! After focusing on making our first BI Data Storytelling Accelerator - 3-day live workshop a major success, I’m back! Registration is now open for the next workshop on January 28-30, 2020. It’s the hottest thing since fried rice! Today, I talk to the amazing Alberto Cairo, author of How Charts Lie. He’s an AoF alumni, who was on my very first AoF podcast episode where we were the first to announce The Functional Art (one of the most well-known books in our industry). Stay tuned to the end for an insane book giveaway you won’t find anywhere else!

In this episode, you'll learn:
  • [12:00] Learn why Alberto warns: “Be aware of what some people call the Curse of Knowledge.”
  • [19:11] Key Quote: A visualization can only be worth a 1,000 words if we know how to read it. - Alberto Cairo
  • [21:41] Key ways to overcome biases: Steps to read a visual. Read the title, message, and patterns
  • For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/34
Sponsor

This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our second one is coming up on Jan 28-30 and registration is open! Join us and consider upgrading to be a VIP (we have tons of bonuses planned). Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools, techniques, and resources you need to engage your users. Register today!

Enjoyed the Show? 

Please leave us a review on iTunes.

Oct 03 2019

52mins

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33: How to go from Startup to Acquisition with BIDF w/ Andrew Mackay

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How can one of my students go from a BI startup to a Big five acquisition? By using our BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) methodology.

This week, I’m talking to Andrew Mackay, co-founder of former Dubai based BI startup Team base, now director of digital services at PwC Middle East. I met Andrew six years ago when he registered for our online BI Dashboard Formula methodology online course, as he was seeking to differentiate his BI offerings in the middle east. This inspiring conversation outlines both his reasons for using BIDF, how he operationalized it and how it led to his recent acquisition by PwC. There is so much to be learned from his focus and use of the BIDF methodology! Enjoy!

Sponsor

This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our first workshop coming up on Sept 17-19 almost full and VIP is sold out! Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools and techniques to truly engage your users. Register today

Enjoyed the Show? 

Please leave us a review on iTunes.

For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/33

Aug 22 2019

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32: My top 10 BI User Adoption Hacks (part 2)

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What did you think of my very first solo podcast? If you haven’t listened to it yet, go to Analytics on Fire - 31: My Top BI User Adoption Hacks (Part 1).

Today is Part 2, where I wrap up my list of top BI User Adoption hacks to help you be successful. Use adoption is the only KPI that BI teams should be focused on IMO. Enjoy and I'd love your feedback!

Sponsor

This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our first workshop coming up on Sept 17-19 almost full and VIP is sold out! Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools and techniques to truly engage your users. Register today

Enjoyed the Show? 

Please leave us a review on iTunes.

For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/32

Aug 14 2019

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31: My top 10 BI User Adoption Hacks (part 1)

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I’m so nervous that my armpits are sweating! But I’m trying something new and different. Solo podcasts focused on topics that you voted you need help with.  Today’s topic is, My Top 10 BI User Adoption Hacks (Part 1). User adoption is a problem that most BI teams experience regardless of how great our dashboards perform or look, so I created a checklist of items that should evoke action.

 

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our first workshop coming up on Sept 17-19 almost full and VIP is sold out! Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools and techniques to truly engage your users. Register today!

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Aug 01 2019

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30: How to turn BI Naysayers into Super fans using BIDF w/ Ron Reago

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There’s no one else better qualified than myself, Mico Yuk, to turn BI naysayers into superfans using the BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) methodology than today’s guest, Ron Reago. It’s his superpower!

I met Ron in June of 2012, and he’s the pinnacle of what our BIDF methodology can do for one's career and company. He’s BIDF's #1 global champion in the world, a low-key but well-respected oil/gas executive and a super-smart leader. In this epic episode of AoF, Ron candidly shares his successes and failures in BI, and how you too can turn doubtful users into raving fans by changing 'the story'. So much knowledge bombs.. enjoy!

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our first workshop coming up on Sept 17-19 almost full! Join us and consider upgrading to a VIP. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

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Jul 18 2019

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29: Scaling Your Analytics Team from 5-100 to enable 5G w/ Bjorn Johansson at Ericsson Networks

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While most BI teams are shrinking, Ericsson’s Analytics team has grown to triple digits in the last five years, to bring the 5G evolution to life! If you’re not familiar with 5G, it’s the next generation of cellular network technology that is 100 times faster than 4G! Crazy I know! I met Bjorn six years ago when Ericsson hired our team to help them create analytics to support the LTE evolution. As the Head of Automation and Analytics at Ericsson Networks, Bjorn Johansson shares his lessons learned from scaling up so quickly, his unique philosophy around analytics, and key tips to scale any BI team!

 

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our first workshop coming up from Sept 17-19 is 75% full! Join us and consider upgrading to a VIP. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

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Jul 10 2019

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28: How to become an Analytics Social Media Rockstar w/ Kate Strachnyi

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Are you still struggling to create and build a good social media presence in the data space? This week, I talk with real-life data analytics and BI rockstar, Kate Strachnyi. Kate is a Program Manager and Consultant of Data Analytics, as well as an author, blogger, and LinkedIn “Top-Voice” in data analytics with well over 50,000+ followers. In this knowledge filled BI masterclass, Kate teaches you the importance of social media and the exact steps you can take to up your social media game and become a rockstar!

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our first workshop coming up from Sept 17-19 is 75% full! Join us and consider upgrading to a VIP. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

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For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/28

Jul 03 2019

51mins

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27: How to be Data Informed, NOT Data-Driven w/ Ella Hilal at Shopify

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Are you data-informed or data driven? My guest this week, Ella Hilal, the Director of Data at Shopify explains exactly why being data-informed is more important than being data-driven. Ella works at Shopify, a unicorn company in Canada that handles over $100B per year in e-commerce transactions and is growing 60%+ year over year. Besides dealing with insane amounts of data, Ella is an award-winning professor with more accolades than we can list here. Listen as Ella clarifies what it means to be a leader, and explains why being data informed is to key to transforming your organizations' data culture! Golden nuggets galore here folks.. enjoy!

 

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our first workshop coming up from Sept 17-19 is 70% full! Join us and consider upgrading to a VIP. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

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For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/27

Jun 26 2019

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26: How Silicon Valley startup Hingeto used BI to scale its 7 figure ARR w/ Ismail Maiyegun at Hingeto

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In this episode of Analytics on Fire, I talk with one of my mentors and best friends Ismail Maiyegun. Ismail, the CTO and co-founder of Hingeto, a Y-combinator funded and fast-growing Silicon Valley startup, shares how they use business intelligence to scale their high seven-figure annual re-occurring revenue! He also demystifies the hype around artificial intelligence in silicon valley and shares how they focus on what's important.

 

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshops. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of two days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan for your BI team.  Join us!

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For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/26

Jun 19 2019

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25: From Gartner BI Magic Quadrant Author to Chief Data Strategy Officer w/ Cindi Howson of ThoughtSpot

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Ever wonder about the masterminds that create the famous Gartner Analytics and BI Magic Quadrant? Meet Cindi Howson, former VP at Gartner and current Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughSpot. Cindi’s unorthodox start in the BI world and quick rise to well-known author, BI Scorecard creator and go to for the media, is nothing short of spectacular. Find out why Cindi is one of the most inspirational and well-known women in BI!

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshops. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of two days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan for your BI team.  Join us!

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For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/25

Jun 13 2019

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24: How to go from Data Pro to Chief Data Storyteller with Ryan Deeds of Assurex Global

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Are you a data professional struggling to influence others with your data savvy? Wondering what may be missing? If you're one of those data professionals who is seeking a proven way to influence your users and win their trust, this BI masterclass is for you! Ryan Deeds, a classified BI 'rockstar', is yet another example of an 'action taker' who took our BI Data Storytelling Mastery workshop and completely transformed his career. Today, Ryan is the VP of Data Technology at Assurex Global, but he didn't start out there! Listen to how Ryan went from a normal data professional to a chief data storyteller in a few months!

 

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 2-Day Live workshops. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of two days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan for your BI team.  Join us!

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For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/24

Jun 05 2019

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23: Growing a data community to 200K Followers in 2 years w/ Mike Delgado of Experian

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Have you ever thought about starting your own data community? Ever wondered what really goes into it? Data communities are hot and have become the number one source for learning and networking! Our guest today talks to us about exactly how he grew Experian's online data community from zero to 200K followers in two years. Mike Delgado is the host of the popular Experian #DataTalk Show, where he interviews the top data scientist and data rockstars via facebook live on the globe. In this BI masterclass, he shares his unique start in data, how Experian's switch to being data-driven was a game-changer, and how he continues to grow the #DataTalk show amidst high competition.  You don't want to miss it! 

 

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 2-Day Live workshops. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of two days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan for your BI team.  Join us!

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For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/23

May 29 2019

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22: How to make a $10M+ Analytics Transformation Succeed w/ Andrew Joo of Infosys

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Have you ever wondered what really happens in a $10M+ analytics transformation? Surely it’s more than building analytics. The stakes are higher and so are the risks! Well, my good friend Andrew Joo, who is is the head of Energy and Utilities practice for Infosys Consulting is a master of making these “unicorn” programs successful. Whether your project is big or small, there is something for everyone to learn!

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 2-Day Live workshops. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of two days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan for your BI team.  Join us!

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May 22 2019

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21: How to Deliver 14 Dashboards Users Love in 2 Months with Jeremy Kuhlenbeck

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Jeremy Kuhlenbeck is a BI rockstar! As a Senior BI Consultant at cBeyondData, Jeremy used our BI DataStorytelling Mastery class tools, techniques, and methods to turn an almost failing BI project around at the last minute. Jeremy describes his bumpy road to becoming a chief data storyteller, and the actions you can also take to do so!

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BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator – This season of AOF is sponsored by our BIDS live 2-Day workshops. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of two days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan for your BI team.  Join us!

For all links and resources mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/21

May 15 2019

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20: The difference between a BI Manager and a BI Leader with Heather Sinkwitz of Mobile Mini

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In our newest episode of Analytics on Fire, I talk with Heather Sinkwitz. She is the BI Manager at Mobile Mini Solutions, a mobile storage facility management company based in Phoenix, Az. We talk extensively about the difference between a BI Manager and a BI leader. She shares her journey and how she inspires team and organization through team dynamics and data.

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This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 2-Day Live workshops. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of two days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan for your BI team.  Join us!

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For all links and resources mentioned visit:  https://bibrainz.com/podcast/20

May 08 2019

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