TC17 update: A freakish talk from ‘Freakonomics’ authors. “The world is so unbelievably complex, that best you can hope to do is to have really stylized fake versions of the world”

  Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, the authors of Freakonomics, one of the world’s bestsellers, had an incendiary talk at the Tableau Conference 2017. They both opened up and talked about real life experiences and how they got to be the thought leaders they are today.   While they both kept joking about being antisocial,…Continue Reading “TC17 update: A freakish talk from ‘Freakonomics’ authors. “The world is so unbelievably complex, that best you can hope to do is to have really stylized fake versions of the world””

One person, four different roles. How can a visual analyst be a consumer, vizzer, analyst and author

  Jock Mackinlay, the VP for Research & Design at Tableau, describes the four roles in visual analysis during his talk at Tableau Conference 2017. The roles are not mutually exclusive and they are represented by consumer, vizzer, analyst & author.   Consumer   We’re all data consumers most of the time. It’s only when…Continue Reading “One person, four different roles. How can a visual analyst be a consumer, vizzer, analyst and author”

Last week’s news – AMP measurement is catching up; Retailers are quickly adopting predictive analytics & machine learning for their supply chain; GA announced improved transparency among account users 

  Every week, we’re bringing you the latest news, trends and product launches taking place in the analytics industry.     Google Analytics finally fixed AMP pages measurement   AMP – Accelerated Mobile Pages – is becoming increasingly popular among site owners as a solution for speeding up mobile pages. However, despite the rapid adoption,…Continue Reading “Last week’s news – AMP measurement is catching up; Retailers are quickly adopting predictive analytics & machine learning for their supply chain; GA announced improved transparency among account users “

Building a Strong Analytics Practice: #3- Putting Processes in Place

An analytics practice has some unique challenges as far as project management goes. They are accountable for delivering quality data, but there are many elements out of their control: once you deliver technical specifications, you have to “hurry up and wait” until developers have questions or are ready for validation documentation and validation often happen…Continue Reading “Building a Strong Analytics Practice: #3- Putting Processes in Place”