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Analytics on Fire is your backstage pass inside the enterprise analytics and business intelligence world. Join your hosts, BI authors, speakers and founders, Mico Yuk (BI Brainz) and Ryan Goodman (Centigon Solutions) as they pull back the curtains on what’s actually working right now in the enterprise analytics/business intelligence space. You’ll hear the inside scoop from experienced business leaders on how to plan, implement and gain true business value from your analytics dollars. To help you gain more value from your analytics, take our BI Maturity Quiz at AnalyticsonFire.com.

Analytics on Fire is your backstage pass inside the enterprise analytics and business intelligence world. Join your hosts, BI authors, speakers and founders, Mico Yuk (BI Brainz) and Ryan Goodman (Centigon Solutions) as they pull back the curtains on what’s actually working right now in the enterprise analytics/business intelligence space. You’ll hear the inside scoop from experienced business leaders on how to plan, implement and gain true business value from your analytics dollars. To help you gain more value from your analytics, take our BI Maturity Quiz at AnalyticsonFire.com.
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Analytics on Fire is your backstage pass inside the enterprise analytics and business intelligence world. Join your hosts, BI authors, speakers and founders, Mico Yuk (BI Brainz) and Ryan Goodman (Centigon Solutions) as they pull back the curtains on what’s actually working right now in the enterprise analytics/business intelligence space. You’ll hear the inside scoop from experienced business leaders on how to plan, implement and gain true business value from your analytics dollars. To help you gain more value from your analytics, take our BI Maturity Quiz at AnalyticsonFire.com.

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Episodes

35: Why you should Create an Analytics Strategy Playbook w/ Ryan Goodman

10/10/2019
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Today’s guest is no stranger to most of you. Ryan Goodman is a BI rock star and my former AoF co-host. Currently, he’s the Head of Analytics at a super cool startup turned ongoing profitable and growing financial services company. Ryan’s going to teach us how to create an analytics playbook using the BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) methodology. An analytics strategy playbook encapsulates and executes all the elements of people, technology, and process. Stay tuned to get Ryan’s playbook...

Duration:00:59:55

34: How Charts Lie w/ Alberto Cairo

10/3/2019
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Guess what? I missed you! After focusing on making our first BI Data Storytelling Accelerator - 3-day live workshop a major success, I’m back! Registration is now open for the next workshop on January 28-30, 2020. It’s the hottest thing since fried rice! Today, I talk to the amazing Alberto Cairo, author of How Charts Lie. He’s an AoF alumni, who was on my very first AoF podcast episode where we were the first to announce The Functional Art (one of the most well-known books in our...

Duration:00:52:52

33: How to go from Startup to Acquisition with BIDF w/ Andrew Mackay

8/22/2019
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How can one of my students go from a BI startup to a Big five acquisition? By using our BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) methodology. This week, I’m talking to Andrew Mackay, co-founder of former Dubai based BI startup Team base, now director of digital services at PwC Middle East. I met Andrew six years ago when he registered for our online BI Dashboard Formula methodology online course, as he was seeking to differentiate his BI offerings in the middle east. This inspiring conversation outlines...

Duration:00:54:09

32: My top 10 BI User Adoption Hacks (part 2)

8/14/2019
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What did you think of my very first solo podcast? If you haven’t listened to it yet, go to Analytics on Fire - 31: My Top BI User Adoption Hacks (Part 1). Today is Part 2, where I wrap up my list of top BI User Adoption hacks to help you be successful. Use adoption is the only KPI that BI teams should be focused on IMO. Enjoy and I'd love your feedback! Sponsor This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our first...

Duration:00:21:07

31: My top 10 BI User Adoption Hacks (part 1)

8/1/2019
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I’m so nervous that my armpits are sweating! But I’m trying something new and different. Solo podcasts focused on topics that you voted you need help with. Today’s topic is, My Top 10 BI User Adoption Hacks (Part 1). User adoption is a problem that most BI teams experience regardless of how great our dashboards perform or look, so I created a checklist of items that should evoke action. Sponsor This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery...

Duration:00:40:58

30: How to turn BI Naysayers into Super fans using BIDF w/ Ron Reago

7/18/2019
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There’s no one else better qualified than myself, Mico Yuk, to turn BI naysayers into superfans using the BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) methodology than today’s guest, Ron Reago. It’s his superpower! I met Ron in June of 2012, and he’s the pinnacle of what our BIDF methodology can do for one's career and company. He’s BIDF's #1 global champion in the world, a low-key but well-respected oil/gas executive and a super-smart leader. In this epic episode of AoF, Ron candidly shares his successes...

Duration:01:00:56

29: Scaling Your Analytics Team from 5-100 to enable 5G w/ Bjorn Johansson at Ericsson Networks

7/10/2019
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While most BI teams are shrinking, Ericsson’s Analytics team has grown to triple digits in the last five years, to bring the 5G evolution to life! If you’re not familiar with 5G, it’s the next generation of cellular network technology that is 100 times faster than 4G! Crazy I know! I met Bjorn six years ago when Ericsson hired our team to help them create analytics to support the LTE evolution. As the Head of Automation and Analytics at Ericsson Networks, Bjorn Johansson shares his lessons...

Duration:00:58:16

28: How to become an Analytics Social Media Rockstar w/ Kate Strachnyi

7/3/2019
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Are you still struggling to create and build a good social media presence in the data space? This week, I talk with real-life data analytics and BI rockstar, Kate Strachnyi. Kate is a Program Manager and Consultant of Data Analytics, as well as an author, blogger, and LinkedIn “Top-Voice” in data analytics with well over 50,000+ followers. In this knowledge filled BI masterclass, Kate teaches you the importance of social media and the exact steps you can take to up your social media game and...

Duration:01:00:08

27: How to be Data Informed, NOT Data-Driven w/ Ella Hilal at Shopify

6/26/2019
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Are you data-informed or data driven? My guest this week, Ella Hilal, the Director of Data at Shopify explains exactly why being data-informed is more important than being data-driven. Ella works at Shopify, a unicorn company in Canada that handles over $100B per year in e-commerce transactions and is growing 60%+ year over year. Besides dealing with insane amounts of data, Ella is an award-winning professor with more accolades than we can list here. Listen as Ella clarifies what it means to...

Duration:01:00:48

26: How Silicon Valley startup Hingeto used BI to scale its 7 figure ARR w/ Ismail Maiyegun at Hingeto

6/19/2019
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In this episode of Analytics on Fire, I talk with one of my mentors and best friends Ismail Maiyegun. Ismail, the CTO and co-founder of Hingeto, a Y-combinator funded and fast-growing Silicon Valley startup, shares how they use business intelligence to scale their high seven-figure annual re-occurring revenue! He also demystifies the hype around artificial intelligence in silicon valley and shares how they focus on what's important. Sponsor This exciting season of AOF is sponsored...

Duration:01:17:46

25: From Gartner BI Magic Quadrant Author to Chief Data Strategy Officer w/ Cindi Howson of ThoughtSpot

6/13/2019
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Ever wonder about the masterminds that create the famous Gartner Analytics and BI Magic Quadrant? Meet Cindi Howson, former VP at Gartner and current Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughSpot. Cindi’s unorthodox start in the BI world and quick rise to well-known author, BI Scorecard creator and go to for the media, is nothing short of spectacular. Find out why Cindi is one of the most inspirational and well-known women in BI! Sponsor This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our...

Duration:01:03:03

24: How to go from Data Pro to Chief Data Storyteller with Ryan Deeds of Assurex Global

6/5/2019
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Are you a data professional struggling to influence others with your data savvy? Wondering what may be missing? If you're one of those data professionals who is seeking a proven way to influence your users and win their trust, this BI masterclass is for you! Ryan Deeds, a classified BI 'rockstar', is yet another example of an 'action taker' who took our BI Data Storytelling Mastery workshop and completely transformed his career. Today, Ryan is the VP of Data Technology at Assurex Global, but...

Duration:00:46:34

23: Growing a data community to 200K Followers in 2 years w/ Mike Delgado of Experian

5/29/2019
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Have you ever thought about starting your own data community? Ever wondered what really goes into it? Data communities are hot and have become the number one source for learning and networking! Our guest today talks to us about exactly how he grew Experian's online data community from zero to 200K followers in two years. Mike Delgado is the host of the popular Experian #DataTalk Show, where he interviews the top data scientist and data rockstars via facebook live on the globe. In this BI...

Duration:00:48:38

22: How to make a $10M+ Analytics Transformation Succeed w/ Andrew Joo of Infosys

5/22/2019
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Have you ever wondered what really happens in a $10M+ analytics transformation? Surely it’s more than building analytics. The stakes are higher and so are the risks! Well, my good friend Andrew Joo, who is is the head of Energy and Utilities practice for Infosys Consulting is a master of making these “unicorn” programs successful. Whether your project is big or small, there is something for everyone to learn! Sponsor This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data...

Duration:00:55:35

21: How to Deliver 14 Dashboards Users Love in 2 Months with Jeremy Kuhlenbeck

5/15/2019
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Jeremy Kuhlenbeck is a BI rockstar! As a Senior BI Consultant at cBeyondData, Jeremy used our BI DataStorytelling Mastery class tools, techniques, and methods to turn an almost failing BI project around at the last minute. Jeremy describes his bumpy road to becoming a chief data storyteller, and the actions you can also take to do so! Enjoyed the Show? Please leave us a review on iTunes. Sponsor BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator – This season of AOF is sponsored by our...

Duration:00:54:14

20: The difference between a BI Manager and a BI Leader with Heather Sinkwitz of Mobile Mini

5/8/2019
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In our newest episode of Analytics on Fire, I talk with Heather Sinkwitz. She is the BI Manager at Mobile Mini Solutions, a mobile storage facility management company based in Phoenix, Az. We talk extensively about the difference between a BI Manager and a BI leader. She shares her journey and how she inspires team and organization through team dynamics and data. Sponsor This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 2-Day Live...

Duration:00:44:36

19: How to Stop users from questioning your KPIs with Jonathan Sharr of Middlesex Health

5/1/2019
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We kick off season 2 with a true business intelligence success story! Jonathan Sharr is the kind of story that keeps us going! Using our free BIDF KPI Blueprint template, he put all questions around KPI definitions to an end. Since then he went from being an analyst to now Manager of Business Intelligence & Analytics at Middlesex Health. He describes the exact moment as an analyst when he knew something had to change, how he currently moves his team forward, and how you too can use some of...

Duration:00:50:36

18: Welcome back AoF Community!

5/1/2019
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Welcome back to the Analytics on Fire folks! We have quite a season ahead of us with some big changes and announcements. This episode is pretty short, only 15 minutes but jam-packed with the good. We're glad to be back. Enjoy! Sponsor This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 2-Day Live workshops. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of two days, you’ll...

Duration:00:16:34

17: Achieving the Ultimate BI Visual Quick Win with Mico Yuk of BI Brainz

4/24/2019
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We are back AoF community! Welcome to a long overdue and enlightening episode of Analytics on Fire featuring - our very own Mico Yuk! Ryan Goodman interviews Mico about her company BI Brainz and the über hot new offering, BI visual quick win. As we delve into this subject, you’re sure to come away with some new and actionable ideas for ramping up your analytics and user experience. Sponsor This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator...

Duration:00:39:14

16: BI Awareness and Adoption Tactics that Work with Lestor Meadows of Kimberly-Clark

8/16/2016
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Welcome to another exciting episode of Analytics on Fire! This week’s topic comes from one of our customers, Kimberly-Clark. Lestor Meadows, Senior Manager of Global BI Delivery for Kimberly-Clark’s Enterprise Data Management and Analytics team, discusses how he took his highly successful Awareness and Adoption program from being a regional to a global phenomenon within the company. Tune in as Lestor delves into how he created a self-sustaining BI awareness program that helps...

Duration:00:51:46