Join us on our journey to define the data-informed organization. Dave Mathias and Matt Jesser host weekly episodes where we discuss the culture, knowledge and practices that successful organizations, leaders and individuals use to get value out of data.
Rachel believes that data empowers humans: it's what gives us the ability to solve problems and change the world. With data, we can close gaps and remove boundaries to become more interconnected with each other.
Design. User Experience. Knowing your audience. Empathising with your end user. These are such critical facets of getting analytics right in your organization. Brian O'Neill knows a little bit about this. He is a product designer and founder of the consultancy, Designing for Analytics, which provides design and UX consulting for custom enterprise data products and apps. For over 20 years, he has worked with companies including DELL/EMC, Tripadvisor, Fidelity, JP Morgan Chase, and many others. Today Brian focuses on helping clients create more useful, usable, profitable, and engaging decision support software and information products.
How does a huge company like Cargill get value out of their data? Part of it is data engineering and data science, but a much larger part of it is rolling out a Self-Service approach, enabling everyone in the organization to become capable of seeing and understanding data. This week we talk with Mitchell Grewer who is leading the effort to get data into the hands of all Cargill employees.
We're continuing our "Analytics on the Road" series! This week Dave sits down with Renee McGregor from South Africa Qlik, a partner reseller. Over the past couple years, they've really focused on Data Literacy in Cape Town and it shows! If you look up Google Trends results for "Data Literacy", you'll find that South Africa is one of the top countries. Renee talks about what that looks like and the work they do to improve Data Literacy for their organizations.
Lailah Ryklief and Julia Renouprez talk about their mission at their non-profit, Open Up, to connect South Africans to their government's data. Helping improve poverty and increase skills across the country, they look to use data and help other citizens use data to improve the lives of South Africans.
Dennis Still understands how small businesses and startups think. They actually need to solve many of the same challenges that large companies face with deep analytics and data science. In this episode, we talk about what good analytics looks like at a smaller organization.
Want to make your analytics efforts successful in your organization? Serena Roberts from Wolters Kluwer believes that building authentic relationships is the key to making progress. Advanced tools, technologies, and methods is important, but without relationship-building, your analytics won't drive real, transformational change.
Coming to you from Cape Town South Africa, Dave sits down with Jeff Sloan at a local coffee shop. Jeff is a self-prescribed Data Product Manager, blending product management principles with the data and analytics industry to create better solutions for internal and external customers.
Jordan Morrow is on a mission to help organizations and individuals become data literate. He believes that the ability to speak, read and write data will be the next big differentiator in the next few years. He travels around the world speaking with people about how to improve their own data literacy.
David Niemi loves higher education. So much so that he’s spent his entire career involved in it. From an early age, David recognized that there were better ways to help students and learners achieve their goals, and he’s been on a mission to make that experience better ever since.
Meet Kristen Sosulski. She’s an Associate Professor and an Author. Kristen is an absolute expert on Data Visualization and her passion is in helping up-and-coming analysts use visualization to enhance their work, tell stories, and communicate effectively with data.
We're talking about Improv! The ability to think on your feet, ask good questions, and connect with your audience in a meaningful way. Traditionally considered skills for comedy, we think they can help you be a better analyst.