Sam McKay

Building A Data Strategy In The Government Space With Alexs Thompson [Ep 22]

Join Alexs Thompson as he talks about what it takes to build a successful data strategy. In the episode, he tells us that the best way to get executive sponsorship is by starting small and showing quick wins that will decrease or eliminate an organization’s inefficiencies.  What You’ll Learn From This Episode Alexs Thompson’s Background …

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Challenges In The Data Engineering Space With Gert Haegdorens [Ep 21]

Gert Haegdorens talks about being an engineer in the analytics space. He says that the recipe to success is choosing a good data lake strategy, having a data catalog, and using the right ETL tools.  Gert also talks about how Power BI can improve an organization’s data culture because it’s easy to make the switch from Excel to Microsoft’s own analytics tool. What You’ll Learn From This Episode Gert’s background in business intelligence   Being …

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Customer Experience Analytics With Rashmi Menon [Ep 20]

Join Rashmi Menon of FedEx as she talks about how customer experience analytics can be used by businesses so that they can better understand their customers and make their experience more enjoyable.  In this episode, Rashmi also talks about what makes customer experience analytics unique in the analytics space, and how to deal with large and complex datasets.  What …

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Analytics In The Life Insurance Industry With Christine Greenleaf [Ep 19]

Join Christine Greenleaf as she discusses how analytics helps the insurance industry. In this podcast episode, she also talks about how the lines between data science and data analytics are blurring, and how these two fields can help industries that have exponential data growth. What You’ll Learn From This Episode Data evangelism: get your small wins to get …

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Showcasing the Value of Analytics with Adam Heppe [Ep 18]

In this episode, Adam Heppe talks about how analytics tools can help showcase the value of analytics, but having the right mindset is important more than anything else.   He also talks about overcoming the challenges of legacy systems with data lakes and provides techniques on how you can monetize your data assets.  What You’ll Learn From This Episode Do analytics tools help to showcase value?  …

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Business Intelligence In The Aerospace Industry With Bruno Reis [Ep 17]

In this episode, Bruno Reis discusses the impact of business intelligence in the aerospace industry. He talks about the challenges he encountered and how building a strong governance model helped his organization scale up.   As long-time fans of Power BI, Bruno and Sam talk about what’s still possible with Microsoft’s analytics tool and what users …

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The Importance Of Mindset When Creating A Culture Of Analytics With Aleksandar Lazarevic [Ep 16]

Join Aleksandar Lazarevic as he talks about how companies can create a culture of analytics by changing the mindset of its people.  In this episode, Aleksandar also talks about the importance of descriptive and predictive analytics. He also provides tips on how organizations can drive their data culture initiatives faster.   To close out the episode, Aleksandar and Sam also discuss …

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How Data Analytics Can Transform Real Estate With Matthew Brown [Ep 15]

Listen to Matthew Brown as he talks about how data analytics is changing the real estate space. Find out how analytics is being used by eco-friendly builders to create sustainable buildings.  In this episode, Matthew also talks about using semi-agile methodology to effectively lead and manage data analytics teams.  What You’ll Learn From This Episode Using analytics for benchmarking projects  Tracking buildings’ sustainability  Building a technology stack  …

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Empowering Data Analytics Through Design Thinking With Brett Cohen [Ep 14]

Listen as Brett Cohen discusses the importance of assigning value to your data assets and creating a data-driven culture.   In this brand-new episode, Brett talks about assigning value to operational efficiency. He also discusses how the design thinking methodology can be used to improve your operational efficiency.   To create data culture within your organization, Brett …

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