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BI or DIE – Data Analytics at IKEA and beyond – Talking with Nicolas Michaud, IKEA | EN

Nicolas, Viktoria and Kai talk about how data analytics has evolved over the past few years and what Nicolas learned during his time at IKEA and HomeAway.

Nicolas works as Business and Data Analytics Manager in Germany since 2001. 4 years ago, he built the first German eCommerce Data Analytics team at IKEA Germany. After his master in Management and Economics, he built his career at the crossroads between BI and Controlling before he joined in 2012 one of the early US marketplaces (Homeaway.com) where he learned best in classe Data Analytics and discovered Data Science.

Here’s what you can take away from the episode:

  • Journey from reporting to data analytics – what has changed in recent years?
  • Importance of data analytics at IKEA. 
  • Differences between analytics for pure online platforms and companies with many operational processes
  • Specifics in analytics for omnichannel business
  • Must-do’s in terms of analytics team organization

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BI or DIE – DataViz and more! – Talking with Dr. Jonathan Schwabish, PolicyViz | EN

Jon, Viktoria and Kai talk about Data Viz and its importance, opportunities and feasibility in practice.

Dr. Jonathan Schwabish is founder of the data visualization and presentation skillsfirm, PolicyViz and a Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute, a nonprofit research institution in Washington, DC. There, he is a researcher in the Income and Benefits Policy Center and a member of the Institute’s Communication team where he specializes in data visualization and presentation design. His research agenda includes such areas as earnings and income inequality, immigration, disability insurance, retirement security, data measurement, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and other aspects of public policy.  Jonathan is also considered a leader in the data visualization field and is a leading voice for clarity and accessibility in research. He has written on various aspects of how to best visualize data including technical aspects of creation, design best practices, and how to communicate social science research in more accessible ways. In both positions, Jonathan helps nonprofits, research institutions, and governments at all levels improve how they communicate their work and findings to their partners, constituents and citizens. He also teaches data visualization and presentation skills at Georgetown University, American University, the University at Buffalo, and in public workshops. He also hosts the PolicyViz Podcast, which focuses on data, open data, and data visualization. His book Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks helps people improve the way they prepare, design, and deliver data-rich content and his edited book, Elevated the Debate: A Multilayered Approach to Communicating Your Research, helps people develop a strategic plan to communicating their work across multiple platforms and channels. His latest book, Better Data Visualizations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks details essential strategies to create more effective data visualizations.

In today’s episode you will learn:

  • Why the topic of DataViz is and remains so exciting
  • Insights from Jon’s new book „Better Data Visualizations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks“.
  • Is there one best visualization or one that always works?
  • Is there a favorite tool for a DataViz expert?
  • More recommendations on other formats and colleagues in the DataViz environment.

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BI or DIE – Agility and requirements in BI projects – Talking with Raphael Branger, IT-Logix | EN

Together with Raphael, Viktoria and Kai talk about how agility comes about in BI projects and what successful requirements management looks like.

As Principal Consultant Data & Analytics at IT-Logix AG, Raphael helps organizations to collect and implement their data and analytics requirements. He is also a strategist, architect, requirements engineer, agile coach but also a developer. In this way, he brings a holistic view into his projects. In addition to his project work, Raphael is heavily involved in community work and shares his knowledge as a speaker, author and moderator locally and globally. As a member of the board of directors and partner, Raphael is also responsible for the strategic direction and development of IT-Logix, in which he has been active since 2002.

From episode you can take out the following for yourselves:

🇨🇭  3 reasons what makes life in Switzerland special
🚀  How can agility and BI successfully grow together?
🏋️‍♀️  How much agility can a project or organization take?
🦾  What is the ideal dashboard requirement process?
📊  How can IBCS and other standards support it?
🎙  How can I motivate automation in BI projects?

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BI or DIE – Internes Marketing für Datenprojekte

Olli, Andreas und Kai sprechen über Methoden, mit denen man Mitarbeiter und Führungskräfte für Datenprojekte begeistert. 

In dieser Folge:

📊  Prototyping ist der Schlüssel
🔥  Mitarbeiter müssen Projekterfolge darstellen
💡  Eine gute Einstellung kann Wunder bewirken
✅  Zusammenspiel Berater und Kunde

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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 – 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 – Dashboard-Canvas-Modell – Big Picture & Vorgehen

Wir besprechen ausführlich den Aufbau des Dashboard-Canvas-Modells.

In dieser Folge besprechen wir wie angekündigt über das Dashboard-Canvas-Modell. Was ist das überhaupt und aus welchen Teilen besteht es? Wir gehen auf die einzelnen Kategorien genauer ein und überlegen, wie das Modell in Unternehmen bei Dashboard-Projekten unterstützend eingesetzt und benutzt werden kann.

Hier könnt ihr euch das Dashboard-Canvas-Modell nochmal genauer anschauen:Dashboard CANVAS by reportingimpulse - deutschDashboard CANVAS by reportingimpulse - english

 

Eine kleine Zusammenfassung. Neugierig? Dann hört mal rein!

 

Genannt in der Folge:
Alexander Osterwalder
Business Canvas

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Dashboard Hero Events in Deutschland

Erlebe an einem Tag wie Du Dashboards gestaltest, die Deinen Empfängern den Atem stocken lassen. Modernes Design, Navigation wie bei Apple und praktische Tipps zur Umsetzung erhältst Du, genauso wie einen Einblick in SAC, Power BI, Tableau, QlikSense und Board.

Anna und Olli sind unsere Dashboard Heroes vor Ort. Sie werden euch interessanten Input und neue Impulse geben.

Die Termine lauten wie folgt:

 

Meldet Euch hier noch für den Workshop an!


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Neue Veranstaltungsreihe „Mit uns kriegen Sie’ s gebacken“ im Frühjahr 2019

Wir möchten Sie ganz herzlich zu unserer Veranstaltungsreihe im Frühjahr 2019 einladen. „Mit uns kriegen Sie’ s gebacken – Dashboards und Planung mit Profis für Profis!“ Eine Kooperation mit board und KPMG.

Im folgenden Video gibt Kai einen Ausblick, was Sie an den Veranstaltungen erwartet.

Alle Details zur Veranstaltung und die Anmeldung für die Events in Hamburg, Berlin und Frankfurt finden Sie hier bei unserem Partner board.

Wenn Ihnen der Style des Videos gefallen hat und Sie sich zu Visual Data Analytics digital auf unserer Lernplattform weiterbilden wollen, schauen Sie doch gerne mal auf unserer Webseite vorbei und informieren Sie sich.