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BI or DIE – Digital Finance in an International Environment – Talking with Nicolas Boucher, Thales | EN

Nicolas, Viktoria and Kai talk about Digital Finance and Controlling in an international environment and how LinkedIn can be a valuable support and source of information.

„My current professional role: I am currently heading the Finance and Controlling team of one of the Business Line of Thales Germany. MIS is specialised in producing Traveling Waves Tubes for Satellites. My story: I am half French, half Belgian and being raised with 2 different cultures brought me where I am today. I lived in 5 different countries across 3 different continents (France, USA, Luxembourg, Singapore and Germany) and at home or at work, I am constantly switching between speaking English, German and French. My private life: I am married and a happy father of two young daughters. We both learn from each other and we enjoy reading french books together and going outside together. When I am not busy with my daughters, I am working out to stay healthy and feel good (I recently bought a Peloton, hit me up if you are also a Peloton member). Traveling and tasting new food are some of my favorite experiences. But if you ask me where is the most beautiful place and where can we find the best food in the world, I have only one response: my hometown, Brittany in France (check my Linkedin banner to see the beauty of it).“ – Nicolas Boucher, Thales

Here’s what you can take away from today’s podcast:

🚦   Why every finance and controlling department should be looking at automated dashboards
🏁   How to get digital finance on the road?
👍   How you can use LinkedIn to become a better controller?
⚡️   Practical shortcuts to forecasting?
📱   What we should adopt from iPhone apps for our business applications?

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BI or DIE – The DataViz Design Process – Talking with Andy Kirk, Visualising Data | EN

Andy, Viktoria and Kai on using the DataViz Design Process in everyday business practice.

Andy Kirk is an experienced UK-based data visualisation design consultant, trainer, lecturer, author, speaker, and researcher. He is the editor of visualisingdata.com and host of the ‘Explore Explain’ video and podcast series. Since founding Visualising Data Ltd. in 2010, Andy has worked with a wide range of clients, including Apple, S&P Global, Arsenal FC, Google, EU Council, and Pfizer. He has conducted over 300 public and private training courses in 27 different countries. Andy has previously delivered post-graduate teaching with MICA (USA) and Imperial College (UK), and is now an adjunct lecturer at UCL (UK), teaching a module on the MSc Business Analytics programme. He has authored three books, with the most recent published by Sage in August 2019 and titled ‘Visualising Data: A Handbook for Data Driven Design (2nd edition)’.

Here’s what you can take away from the podcast today:

📈  You understand the DataViz Design Process and how to use it
🧐  Projects and companies that have made a lasting impression on Andy
🚀  How each of you, regardless of hierarchy level, can successfully launch a DataViz initiative
⚒️  Why do we need to talk about tools in addition to method?
💪🏼  What makes a good virtual training?
📊  Where can we get inspiration for new DataViz projects?

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BI or DIE – Data Science in Pharma Companies – Talking with Jack Lampka, MSD | EN

Jack, Viktoria and Kai are discussing the link between data and business impact and the perfect data science team to make that happen.

„With international experience along the data analytics value chain (21 years in tech & 3 in pharma), I must say that the link between data and business impact is missing at many companies. Especially with the current hype around AI and data science, there is a big gap between talk and action. Here is where I come in. Having built analytics teams, designed data roadmaps, defined data governance, and synthesized data, I enable companies to turn data into business impact. I support executives with data-driven decisions. I cultivate data mindset through data literacy programs. And I accelerate AI adoption through customer & product clustering, marketing investment optimization, sales forecasting, and ROI simulation … all that while having fun. Having fun, I also have as a speaker at analytics conferences.“ – Jack Lampka, Head of Data Science, MSD Germany

In this podcast episode, you’ll learn:

🤯   Why we don’t like buzzwords
🏝   What is meant by Data Village
🎳   Setting up the  perfect data science team
🚀   Why the link  between Data and business impact is so important
🌍   Data Science maturity levels internationally
🛠   Whether Data Science should be centralized or decentralized

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BI or DIE – Taxonomy for Practical Dashboards – Talking with Nick Desbarats, Practical Reporting | EN

Nick, Viktoria & Kai talk about different dashboard types and how a tool-independent taxonomy leads to better and more comprehensive dashboards.

As an independent educator and consultant, Nick Desbarats [pronounced DEH-burr-ah] has taught data visualization and information dashboard design to thousands of professionals in over a dozen countries at organizations such as NASA, Bloomberg, The Central Bank of Tanzania, Visa, The United Nations, The University of Toronto, and Shopify, among many others. Nick was the first and only educator to be authorized by Stephen Few to deliver his foundational data visualization and dashboard design workshops, which he taught from 2014 until launching his own workshops in 2019. His books „Practical Charts“ and „Practical Dashboards“ will be published in 2021.

In today’s episode you will learn:

💡  What is a common definition of a dashboard?
🚦  What types of dashboards are useful for organizations?
🌀  Why we should think more in terms of dashboard ecosytems?
⚡️  What the dashboard taxonomy is all about?
📚  How companies and everyone can approach the topic?

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BI or DIE – Insights SAP and Strategy SAP DWC – Talking with Mohamed Abdel Hadi, SAP | EN

We talk to Mohamed Abdel Hadi (Mo) about the latest developments in SAP Data Warehouse Cloud (DWC) and integrations with existing customers.

As Global Vice President for SAP Data Warehouse Product Management & Strategy, Mo is responsible for the entire data warehouse and on-premise portfolio.

He has been focusing on analytics and data warehousing at SAP for more than 11 years now. With this background, he provides a strong technical, market and customer focused vision for new products and technology driven development projects. Leading a global team, he focuses on delivering best-in-class analytics and data warehousing products to customers and strengthening SAP’s position in the converging data and analytics markets.

Mo graduated from Flensburg University of Applied Sciences with a degree in Business Intelligence, Database Systems and Algorithms. He lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and enjoys traveling to exciting countries in his spare time. Furthermore, he performs magic and magic tricks, challenges friends in  table tennis and loves spending time with them.

In our chat with Mo, we discussed cultural specifics of projects around the globe. For whom do references count, who is into comprehensive POCs, who are early adopters of the latest products etc.? In addition, it becomes clear why SAP has taken the path towards the Data Warehouse Cloud (DWC), why SAP focuses especially on customer use cases and shows openness towards other product vendors. There are clear project recommendations for customer who want to use SAP Analytics Cloud and Data Warehouse Cloud. But we also talk about existing customers who are using SAP BW or older frontend tools and discuss possible implementation approaches for the new SAP products.

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BI or DIE – IBCS in SAC – Transformation through Design-thinking – Talking with Nico Licht, SAP| EN

Viktoria, Kai and Nico Licht are talking about implementing the IBCS-Standard in the SAP Analytics Cloud, how he changed the design and way of thinking at SAP and the perfect dashboard.

Nico is an experienced designer (interaction design, design thinking, media production) with 20+ years design experience, 10+ years software development experience, 5+ years cloud software development experience in the field of Data Management, Analytics and Planning. He is leading a global team of domain experts (user experience, user assistance, design services) in the field of Data Management, Analytics and Planning. Nico has a background in advertising and studied audiovisual media, interaction design and documentary film in Stuttgart, Sunderland and Toronto.

In this episode, Nico Licht, Vice President Design at SAP, reveals why he decided to work for SAP, what the advantages and challenges of implementing the IBCS standards are, his recipe for success, and why design-thinking is so critical not only for designer, but for everyone. Which assets can designers bring to the table? What do young in-house designers need to keep in mind when starting at a new company? What does the perfect dashboard look like? Learn more about Nico as a person in our quickfire questions round and about what we can expect from him and his team in the future.

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BI or DIE – Mobile BI – Best Frontend BI Tool – Data Scientists | EN

Viktoria and Kai about best time of starting a dashboarding initiative and good dashboards.

In this episode Viktoria brought 5 questions for Kai.

Topics of today’s episode:

  • Mobile BI
  • Good Dashboards
  • Favorite BI Tool
  • Best time of starting a dashboarding initiative
  • Data Scientist – sexiest job of the 21. century?

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