I'm delighted to be speaking at Live! 360 Orlando and I'm presenting a workshop on From Business Intelligence to Business Analytics with the Microsoft Data Platform. The conference is held on November 17-22, 2019 at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando in Florida. Data becomes relevant for decision making when we start to use… Continue reading Join me at Live! 360 Orlando to learn more about Applied Business Analytics
I got to the end of the free WordPress account for my small business account and I wanted to analyse my CRM and sales data better. I wanted to dial up my sales and marketing, and, of course, use data to understand my audience better. With the free WordPress edition, I could not do some… Continue reading Connecting #Azure WordPress, #HubSpot data for analyzing data in #PowerBI for a small business #CRM
I was very pleased to appear on the Izenda website along with five other Business Intelligence experts, discussing the past, present and future of self-service Business Intelligence. I was delighted and honoured to appear with luminaries such as Wayne Eckerson, John Myers, Kevin Smith, Rich Ghiossi, and Ron Powell. Self-service Business Intelligence is a… Continue reading Past and Future of Self-Service Business Intelligence
How do you get started? The online and offline courses, books, MOOCs, papers, blogs and the forums help, of course. I regularly use several resources for learning but my number one source of learning is: Doing the do
I am sharing this blog by Richard Lee The video of his interview is below. I agree that data literacy has to be part of any leadership conversation. We talk about data in terms of technology, and this is usually how customers approach me. I agree with Richard's insight that it has to be recast as… Continue reading Data Acumen – Analytics Literacy in a Data-Driven world
PASS’ first Business Analytics Day, which will be held in Chicago on January 11, 2017. You can choose one of two full-day, in-depth sessions for $595: In-Database Analytics with R and SQL Server 2016 and Mastering Power BI Solutions. These are unique learning opportunities to get more advanced in R or data visualization with Power BI. And as… Continue reading PASS Business Analytics Day, Jan 11, Chicago
Join PASS on 14th December for our next bumper edition of the Business Analytics (BA) Marathon on Wednesday, December 14. We have six back-to-back sessions, all about analytics. Why not challenge yourself to attend all six? If you want to learn R, predictive analytics, or learn about business analytics generally, then join our industry experts for six back-to-back… Continue reading Business Analytics Webinar Marathon announced!
Joseph Sirosh's keynotes always contain amazing demos. The future is here, now. You can have this technology too.
As always, this isn't an official PASS blog post, but one of my braindumps. In a nutshell, I want to pick community brains. Don't think analytics isn't relevant to you, if you're a DBA: without DBAs, there is no Data Science or Business Analytics. Your input is valuable. You will have seen the latest blog… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: BA Portfolio thoughts, please
Picture Credit: checanty Oscar Wilde was well known for his writing for adults, but he's probably less well known for his excellent children's writing, too. He tackles strong themes, and they are well worth the read for adults as well as children. In one short story, The Happy Prince, Wilde writes a rather sad tale… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: The Happy Prince and the Swallow
In this world of data-driven analytics, organisations can't afford to sit on the Acheron; the Rubicon has already been crossed, and organisations need to get their feet wet.
Britain has "really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language." Said Oscar Wilde, in the Centerville Ghost (1887) whilst George Bernard Shaw is quoted as saying that the "The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language." There are similarities and differences between SQL and R, which… Continue reading Learning pathway for SQL Server 2016 and R Part 2: Divided by a Common Language