Can I give you back $70 a day?

Can I give you back $70 a day?

When you want to know the answer to a question, more often than not, we either say or think of those three little, but VERY popular words...‘just Google it!’ Search What is search? It’s something we do every single day in our personal and our professional lives. Have...

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Poor Change Management is Killing Analytics Value

Poor Change Management is Killing Analytics Value

Unless it pertains to politics or parking meters, people dislike change. Why? Change involves work, learning new skills, and the possibility of failure. This makes people uncomfortable and resistant. Maintaining the status quo is simply easier. When we look at why BI...

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BI Consolidation is Almost Impossible

BI Consolidation is Almost Impossible

What is stickier than superglue and more popular than the iPhone? Microsoft Excel. 750 million people use it daily and many use it as their primary business intelligence tool. You might find this surprising if you consider Excel was invented in the 1980s, nearly 40...

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Creating a Theia Gameboard with a Purpose

Creating a Theia Gameboard with a Purpose

ThoughtSpot Beyond 2019 surpassed all expectations! With keynotes from top industry leaders, an amazing product roadmap for 2020, ample networking opportunities with delegates from some of the most exciting companies on the planet… it’s safe to say Beyond 2019 was a...

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Go2Insight and BEYOND!

Go2Insight and BEYOND!

By Darren Williams, Head of MI and Data, Clarity. I’ve been in the travel industry a long time, long enough to see the Wright Brothers make their first flight (Not who you’re thinking, I mean Steve and Jim Wright from accounts on their first business trip to visit our...

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Dallas Thinking

Dallas Thinking

An old friend decided to relocate to Dallas Texas, It was, she explained, one of the liveliest, energetic cities in the US as well as being the Heart of the Lone Star State. It’s a fast-moving town with ‘Tech’ high on its agenda. It’s a place where the industrial oil...

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Delivering Actionable Business Value with Theia

Delivering Actionable Business Value with Theia

Theia is excited to sponsor the BCBS IM Symposium for the second year in a row! Our aim is to help more Plans, Employer Groups, and members find actionable business value using Theia’s Analytics Hub.  Finding valuable information can be time consuming and...

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How are Triathlons and Analytics Similar?

How are Triathlons and Analytics Similar?

Recently, I finished my second Ironman 70.3 triathlon (for the record, that is NOT me in the photo). The triathlon is made up of three segments: swim, bike, and run. While the finishing time is reflected as a single value, there are 5 distinct times that comprise the...

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“Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts”

“Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts”

Today I had the opportunity to attend Tableau’s “Design tricks for great dashboards” webinar. The speaker was Andy Cotgreave, a visualization expert and Tableau veteran. During the webinar, Andy touched on ‘framing’. As a level set, framing is about the context in...

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Predicting the 2019 Masters

Predicting the 2019 Masters

April showers brings May flowers … but more importantly, April brings the Masters. My name is Scott, and I’m an analytics nerd, with a golfing habit. Although I enjoy the PGA tour, the Masters has always been special to me. Trevor and I (having both been fortunate...

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Data Culture Matters (part 2)

Data Culture Matters (part 2)

4. Data Champions and Culture Catalysts If your efforts to create a rich data culture are going to be successful - identifying, recruiting, and partnering with enthusiastic data champions within the organization is an absolute must. C-Suite mission statements and...

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Data Culture Matters (part 1)

Data Culture Matters (part 1)

Gartner currently covers over 250 analytics vendors in their research. By the time you are done reading this article, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were two new vendors or tools. With the recent explosion of business intelligence and analytics tools on the market,...

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How Uber Will Change the BI Space

How Uber Will Change the BI Space

“Edwin, your Uber has arrived.” This common notification appeared on my phone as I quickly headed outside of my hotel in Sydney, Australia. Hopping into the car with Lynn, the CEO of Motio, we were visiting customers and prospects to present our new software solution...

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