Posts Tagged ‘Visual Intelligence’

Aug
25

Alert: New Startup BI Brainz Launches ‘Analytics on Fire’ Community to Replace EverythingXcelsius.com

Atlanta-based startup, BI Brainz, announced today that it has replaced its popular blog, EverythingXcelsius.com and the ‘Xcelsius Gurus’ network with ‘Analytics on Fire’. The new name will reflect the diverse interest of its growing audience, and showcase its new customer interview podcast.

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

In 2008, Everything Xcelsius became the main community to learn about data visualization for SAP BusinessObjects customers. Since then, the business intelligence industry has dramatically changed. As such, Analytics on Fire is an evolutionary step for both new and existing members, and will serve as a community for enterprise customers who wish to share their analytics journey.

“The BI Brainz Analytics on Fire community will provide a unique opportunity for customers to get free training and deep insight into challenging enterprise topics such as increasing BI user adoption, creating a more visual culture and KPI utilization. We feel this will also better serve our over 10K followers.” – Mico Yuk, CEO, BI Brainz

 

Analytics on Fire

 

Visit BI Brainz Analytics on Fire Community at http://bibrainz.com/aof.

About BI Brainz

BI Brainz is a fast-growing team of business intelligence professionals with a keen eye for design. The company’s goal is to make big data more useful by developing beautifully designed applications that creates experiences users will love. The company provides innovative business intelligence solutions tailored to meet an organization’s needs, with a focus on increasing user adoption. To find out more about BI Brainz and the way it can help your company gain insight from big data, send an email to info(at)bibrainz(dot)com or visit http://bibrainz.com.

Soo Tang Yuk (@sootangyuk) is the Chief Marketing Officer at BI Brainz and the new Analytics on Fire community Co-Founder. To find out more, please visit her about me page. 

Apr
10

Mico Yuk to Keynote at PASS Business Analytics Conference

 

Mico Yuk to Keynote at PASSBAC

 

Join Mico Yuk and other business and data analytics professionals at the PASS Business Analytics Conference held in Santa Clara, April 20-22, 2015, for her day two Keynote:

Visual Storyboarding: The Future of Useful and Intelligent Analytics

Even with all the hype surrounding business analytics and big data, many organizations struggle to create “useful and intelligent” analytics that deliver true business impact. Plagued by immutable data cultures that harbor silo-reporting practices, organizations must find innovative ways to re-engage their users and exploit data to stay ahead of competitors.

One of the most effective ways to foster innovation, remain competitive, and create a visual data culture is the use of storyboards to communicate knowledge and interpret experiences. Storyboarding is the future of Big Data analytics.

Join her to learn why and how companies like Shell, VISA/Mastercard, Nestle, Ericsson, and Kimberly Clark are using visual storyboarding to disrupt today’s data culture. She will discuss the scientific impact of storytelling and show you how it can drive user ownership, adoption, and deliver impact.

PASS Business Analytics Conference Overview:

Get practical training on Data Visualization, Predictive Analytics, R, Big Data,Excel, Power BI, and learn how to leverage data to drive decisions, uncover insights and increase productivity to remain competitive in today’s marketplace.

 

PASSBAC Banner

 

Session Highlights

Select from 60+ sessions including:

  • Real-Time Big Data Analytics with R
  • Data Visualization, Storytelling and the Brain
  • Unlocking Big Data: The Power of Cognitive Computing
  • An Overview of Predictive Analytics for Practitioners
  • Creating Awesome Charts in Excel: Process & Examples
  • Pulling Back the Green Curtain: Data Forensics, Power BI, and Dataviz

and more!

Why Attend?

  • Take your skills to the next level. Learn the tools and technologies required by today’s business and data analytics pros.
  • Learn from the best. Get first-hand info from top-rated analytics speakers from leading companies.
  • Stay ahead of the curve. Make smart data-driven decisions by understanding new trends and directions.
  • Build connections. Immerse yourself in a dynamic community who shares the same business challenges.
  • Be inspired! From keynotes, panel discussions, and sessions to mealtime conversations, the PASS BA Conference is all about meeting people, sharing issues, and gaining new ideas and that will make you a better analytics professional.

Conference Tracks

The five conference tracks follow the analyst’s journey and are designed to provide real-world knowledge and experience you can put to work immediately.

  • Discover & Integrate – Learn how to extract the data you need and how to integrate, combine, cleanse, reshape, and prepare data for analysis and discovery.
  • Analyze & Interpret – Learn about statistics for data analysis and statistical programming, forecasting, text mining, and predictive analysis techniques – including using algorithms, data mining, and advanced visualization to help predict future outcomes, simulate business scenarios, and optimize business processes.
  • Visualize & Inform - Learn the principles of effective report layout and design, visualization best practices, and keys to successful dashboard design. See how to make your data actionable – not just pretty, how to explore and visualize information in 3-D, how to use spatial analytics to tell better stories, guidelines for reporting on mobile devices, and how to visualize data in the cloud.
  • Communicate & Lead – From mastering the principles of winning presentations and storytelling to successfully managing an analytical project, using analytics to transform your business model, Big Data’s impact on business strategy, and the complex but important topic of data ethics this track is designed to fine-tune your professional skills.
  • Unlocking Big Data – See real-world examples of how companies are unlocking Big Data, hear experts’ predictions for the future of Big Data, and learn best practices around technologies for accessing, consolidating, managing, and analyzing large data sets, including relational, non-relational and streamed data sources.

Discount Code

Please use discount code BAMICOYUK at registration for a $150 savings.

Soo Tang Yuk (@sootangyuk) is the Chief Marketing Officer at BI Brainz and the ‘Xcelsius Gurus Network’ community manager and evangelist. To find out more, please visit her about me page.

Dec
31

Recording: #AllAccessSAP Xcelsius SOD Update & 2013 SAP BI Roadmap & Stats!

Happy New Years!

We first want to say thanks for attending our final #AllAccessSAP webinar of 2012. Unlike our past webinars, we did something a bit different this time.  We issued a survey to our audience asking them ‘What’ they wanted to hear about and from ‘Who’.  We were astonished to receive over 2,200+ votes (see details below).

SURVEY: Pre-Webinar Results (2,200+ Votes) revealed…

  1. WHAT – 49% of you wanted to hear about the Xcelsius SOD Future,  SAP Tool Choices and Dashboard Mobility
  2. WHO – 78% of you wanted to hear it from Mico Yuk (myself), Ryan Goomdan, SAP Analytics Product Team


STATS: 4 Amazing Webinar Facts

  1. Registration soared to almost 500+ registrants! (20+ countries)
  2. 3 Superstar SAP Analytics Product Managers as panelist, namely Mani Srinivasan, Charles Gadalla and Ian Mayor who all did an AMAZING job answering questions!  Big thanks to them for participating and making this a success. :-) (special thanks to Mani and James Fisher for organizing)
  3. Great Blog ResponseRead an exciting recap from SAP Mentor Zimkitha Buwa
  4. In less than 2 hours  - 529 tweets on our twitter hashtag #AllAccessSAP  from over 71 contributors (special thanks to everyone that participated in making this webinar go viral!)


RECORDING: Xcelsius SOD Update + Clarity on Visual Intelligence & Predictive Analysis (60 mins of No BS)

NOTE: This webinar was 120 minutes long but due to issues with gotowebinar we only were able to post the first 60 minutes. This unfortunately chopped off the ending where we had BI Community members check in from over 5 different countries including the Middle East, South America, USA, Canada, and Australia.  What a great way to end the year! Sit back, relax and listen….

If you are having trouble viewing the video, please click the direct link: http://bit.ly/Uhalm2

What’s Next?

As we enter 2013 we are planning to do these webinars on a quarterly basis, and also rebrand it to be part of our new BI Community by Jan 31st 2013.  So stay tuned! We look forward to bringing you more good info!

Mico Yuk is a SAP Mentor Alumni and SAP BI Influencer, co-founder of Benchmarkers Business Intelligence and founder of the Xcelsius Gurus Network, the Everything Xcelsius blog. To learn more about her, please visit her about page.