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Jeff Magnusson: How To Create A Self-Service Data Platform For Data Scientists
In this episode, Wayne Eckerson and Jeff Magnusson discuss a self-service model for data science work and the role of a data platform in that environment. Magnusson also talks about Flotilla, a new open source API that makes it easy for data scientists to execute tasks on the data platform. Magnusson is the vice president of data platform at Stitch Fix. He leads a team responsible for building the data platform that supports the company's team of 80+ data scientists, as well as other...
Mike Masciandaro: Part III - Eight Keys For Successful Reporting
In this episode, Wayne Eckerson and Mike Masciandaro discuss keys to creating successful reports that users will love and use. Masciandaro provides in-depth explanations of each key (easy, drill, monitor, accurate, relevant, timely, responsive, and secure). Masciandaro is a veteran business intelligence practitioner who recently retired from an illustrious career at Dow Chemical as director of BI. During that time, Mike saw and did just about everything there is to do in the world of BI,...
Lenin Gali: Past and Future of the Cloud and Big Data
In this episode, Wayne Eckerson and Lenin Gali discuss the past and future of the cloud and big data. Gali is a data analytics practitioner who has always been on the leading edge of where business and technology intersect. He was one of the first to move data analytics to the cloud when he was BI director at ShareThis, a social media based services provider. He was instrumental in defining an enterprise analytics strategy, developing a data platform that brought games and business data...
Stephen Smith: Operationalizing Data Science
In this podcast, Henry Eckerson and Stephen Smith discuss the movement to operationalize data science. Smith is a well-respected expert in the fields of data science, predictive analytics and their application in the education, pharmaceutical, healthcare, telecom and finance industries. He co-founded and served as CEO of G7 Research LLC and the Optas Corporation which provided the leading CRM / Marketing Automation solution in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Smith has published...
Mike Masciandaro: Part II - BI Customer Satisfaction and Adoption
In this episode, Mike Masciandaro and Wayne Eckerson discuss how to partner with the business and ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and adoption. Mike is a veteran business intelligence practitioner who recently retired from an illustrious career at Dow Chemical. Mike has seen and done just about everything there is to do in the world of BI, data, and analytics. He is now intent on sharing his hard-won knowledge with others.
Joe Caserta: Exploring Modern Data Platforms
In this podcast, Wayne Eckerson and Joe Caserta discuss what constitutes a modern data platform. Caserta is President of a New York City-based consulting firm he founded in 2001 and a longtime data guy. In 2004, Joe teamed up with data warehousing legend, Ralph Kimball to write to write the book The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit. Today he’s now one of the leading authorities on big data implementations. This makes Joe one of the few individuals with in-the-trenches experience on both sides of...
Dewayne Washington: Part II - Keys to IT Success
Dewayne Washington is back this week for part II of his Secrets of Data Analytics Leaders podcast with Eckerson Group. In part I, Dewayne and I discussed the role of the CIO. In this episode we discuss the keys to IT success. Washington is a senior consultant with 20+ years of experience in BI and Analytics in over two dozen verticals. He is the former BI manager at Dallas/Fortworth International Airport and the current CIO at The Business of Intelligence. He is also the author of the book...
Dewayne Washington: Part I - The Role Of The CIO
In this podcast, Dewayne Washington speaks the unadulterated truth about the role of the CIO and discusses keys to success and common pitfalls. Washington is a senior consultant with 20+ years of experience in BI and Analytics in over two dozen verticals. He is the former BI manager at Dallas/Fortworth International Airport and the current CIO at The Business of Intelligence. Washington is also a sought-after speaker and mentor for organizations striving to leverage BI and Analytics to meet...
Mike Masciandaro: Part I - BI Programs and Teams
Mike Masciandaro is a veteran business intelligence practitioner who recently retired from an illustrious career at Dow Chemical. Mike has seen and done just about everything there is to do in the world of BI, data, and analytics. He is now intent on sharing his hard-won knowledge with others. You will learn the definition and purpose of a BI program, the role of subject matter experts, how to hire and retain talent, keys to delivering value as a BI program, and more.
Kevin Sonsky: BI Leadership and Data Governance
In this podcast, Kevin Sonsky reveals the secrets to his success as a business intelligence leader at Citrix Systems. During the past 11 years, he has implemented an enterprise-wide self-service reporting environment that has delivered deeper insights into customer purchasing behavior. At the same time, he has established a grassroots governance program that has successfully standardized on dozens of key enterprise metrics and reports. Kevin is interviewed by Wayne W. Eckerson, long-time...