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We have launched our podcast series “Ask QueBIT about Analytics” to share what we have learned with real life stories and practical advice that we hope will help you on your analytics journey. If you are a manager on the front-lines, how do you make the best decisions for your business? It helps if you have easy and immediate access to relevant data, and in a form (mobile vs desktop, image vs spreadsheet grid etc.) that makes sense for the situation. Analytics is the science – and art – of making that happen. We have 20 years of history helping our clients connect data, models and business.

We have launched our podcast series “Ask QueBIT about Analytics” to share what we have learned with real life stories and practical advice that we hope will help you on your analytics journey. If you are a manager on the front-lines, how do you make the best decisions for your business? It helps if you have easy and immediate access to relevant data, and in a form (mobile vs desktop, image vs spreadsheet grid etc.) that makes sense for the situation. Analytics is the science – and art – of making that happen. We have 20 years of history helping our clients connect data, models and business.
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We have launched our podcast series “Ask QueBIT about Analytics” to share what we have learned with real life stories and practical advice that we hope will help you on your analytics journey. If you are a manager on the front-lines, how do you make the best decisions for your business? It helps if you have easy and immediate access to relevant data, and in a form (mobile vs desktop, image vs spreadsheet grid etc.) that makes sense for the situation. Analytics is the science – and art – of making that happen. We have 20 years of history helping our clients connect data, models and business.

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Episodes

Episode 14: Nerding out on FP&A!

5/16/2019
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Episode 14: Nerding out on FP&A! Guest: Beth Thomas The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) function is the original analytics function within any organization. The Profit & Loss (P&L), Balance Sheet and other financial statements tell the story of the business. When they are correct, timely, and reach the right audience, they are invaluable for identifying problems and driving informed decision-making. This week, Beth Thomas who is the General Manager of QueBIT’s Financial and...

Duration:00:18:52

Episode 13: The Evolution of Analytics Solutions

5/10/2019
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Episode 13: The Evolution of Analytics Solutions Guest: Gary Corrigan 15 years ago, when Gary Corrigan first sold analytics technologies, customers were looking for technology platforms. Today the landscape has changed, and customers are now looking for solutions to their specific business problems. That’s a significant change! It’s as though customers have gone from wanting to buy a truckload of bricks to shopping for ready-built houses – and Gary has had a front row seat! In this week’s...

Duration:00:19:47

Episode 12: My Bank FIRED me as their customer!

5/2/2019
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Episode 12: My Bank FIRED me as their customer! A few years ago, A.G. – who lives in the United States - received a letter from her bank in Denmark telling her that their relationship would be terminated. A.G. still had several thousand dollars deposited in a checking account as well as an investment account. This personal story leads into a discussion of profitability modeling and allocations in general, and customer profitability modeling – especially in the context of financial...

Duration:00:22:59

Episode 11: Surprise! Analytics isn’t about Changing your Business!

4/25/2019
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Episode 11: Surprise! Analytics Isn’t About Changing Your Business! Guest: Joel Kehm Analytics is NOT about changing your business: it’s about running your business better! If your business is about manufacturing widgets to sell, your intention with analytics is probably not going to be to close down your factories and do something else. The value of analytics lies in improving the quality of what you do. It sounds obvious, but you can’t fix a problem that you don’t know exists, can you?...

Duration:00:17:08

Episode 10: Implementing Predictive Demand Planning at a Paper Manufacturer

4/18/2019
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Episode 10: Implementing Predictive Demand Planning at a Paper Manufacturer Guest: Tim Corrigan Predictive Demand Planning is the classic application of Advanced Analytics. The idea is that historical actual data (how much of product X did you sell in region Y during time Z?), potentially combined with relevant external data (weather, demographics, economic indicators), can be used to forecast demand at a level of granular detail and accuracy beyond what can be done manually, using...

Duration:00:26:14

Episode 9: Using APIs to Customize your Analytics Solutions

4/11/2019
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Episode 9: Using APIs to Customize your Analytics Solutions Guest: Mike Cowie At QueBIT our purpose is to help companies make better decisions faster. Everything starts with data, which is used to understand the past, ACT in the present, and anticipate the future. Simple as that! For the most part, as consultants, we deliver analytics solutions using technology platforms created by other companies. But from time to time, that is not enough. In this week’s episode Mike Cowie, QueBIT’s...

Duration:00:27:09

Episode 8: Turning the Office of Finance into a Center for Data Analytics

4/4/2019
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Episode 8: Turning the Office of Finance into a Center for Data Analytics Guest: Cathy Jirak When Cathy Jirak and Gary Quirke founded QueBIT about 20 years ago, they were really just looking for a way to get their lives back! They enjoyed being consultants implementing financial planning, analysis and reporting solutions but found that there was a downside to success: 80 hour work weeks! In this episode Cathy talks about why QueBIT was founded and how they were able to grow the company...

Duration:00:11:58

Episode 7: Biotechnology Financial Modeling Case Study

3/28/2019
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Episode 7: Biotechnology Financial Modeling Case Study Guest: Lance Antwine Lance Antwine, CPA and Implementation Manager at QueBIT, has had a long and successful career in finance and technology. In this episode Lance talks about a series of fascinating financial planning models he helped develop at a biotechnology firm. He describes how he worked with different groups to create a fully integrated financial model, starting with a fascinating research costing model (built up from the...

Duration:00:24:07

Episode 6: So you want to use Advanced Analytics to boost ROI? Here’s how.

3/22/2019
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Episode 6: So you want to use Advanced Analytics to boost ROI? Here’s how. Guest: Lee Allgood Before he came to QueBIT, Lee Allgood used to work at a large manufacturing company whose customers were retailers. In this episode, Lee talks about his experience implementing an advanced analytics solution at that company to optimize the placement of product samples at retail stores. Product samples were a large expense for this company, second only to salary expense. Optimizing the placement of...

Duration:00:22:08

Episode 5: How to Shop for an Analytics Solution

3/13/2019
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Guest: Leo Cohen Leo Cohen began his professional career as a financial analyst in a very large corporation and has intimate first-hand knowledge of financial analytics including financial reporting, planning, forecasting and analysis. Today, as QueBIT’s NY Metro Sales Executive, he taps into those early experiences to empathize with his customers from the other side, and help them find ways to win back time to do better analyses. Besides telling some entertaining stories about his...

Duration:00:25:39

Episode 4: IBM Watson in Real Life

3/5/2019
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Guest: Jim Miller QueBIT Master Consultant Jim Miller has an unusual hobby: he researches and writes books about technology! Jim has written successful books on a variety of topics, but today we are going to talk about his series of books on IBM Watson, the most recent of which is called “Machine Learning with IBM Watson Studio”. In our conversation with Jim, we ask him to explain the various tools behind the IBM Watson brand, and then go on to talk about real-world business use-cases for...

Duration:00:12:36

Episode 3: A Practical Approach to Predictive Analytics

2/23/2019
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Guest: Dallas Crawford Predictive (and other Advanced) Analytics capabilities are often presented in a way that is daunting to the ordinary business person. Meanwhile the demand for people with data science skills is sky-rocketing, and there is anxiety about the opportunity cost of not leveraging these exciting new technologies. In this week’s conversation, we bring this seemingly abstract world down to earth, with a series of real-life examples that illustrate the value – and importance –...

Duration:00:18:50

Episode 2: Predictive Analytics for Finance: 101 - Ask QueBIT About Analytics Podcast

2/8/2019
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Guests: Gary Quirke Long before becoming a founder of QueBIT Consulting, Gary Quirke was a Chartered Accountant and financial analyst. That experience informed QueBIT’s original mission of using technology to improve financial reporting, planning processes both qualitatively (better, more accurate plans) and quantitatively (complete plans quicker, with less effort). In this week’s episode, we talk about new opportunities to extend this trend using predictive analytics technologies which are...

Duration:00:17:52

Episode 1: Why Embed Analytics in Everyday Business Processes? - AskQueBIT About Analytics

2/7/2019
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Guests: Gary Quirke (CEO and Co-Founder of QueBIT) & Dallas Crawford (General Manager, Advanced Analytics, QueBIT) QueBIT has made it its mission to help companies embed analytics – including financial and predictive analytics – into everyday business processes. In this first episode, we explain what we mean by “analytics” and talk about the business benefits of deploying analytics technologies. Gary and Dallas share concepts, but illustrate them with real-world examples. The conversation...

Duration:00:19:05