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  • Blog Post: Gaining Insights On Your Competitors With Competitive Intelligence

    In order to be successful in business, companies generally need to study what their competitors are doing. But how many companies use competitive intelligence? Bruno recently sat down with Michael Sandman to discuss what competitive intelligence is. During this interview, we learn that competitive...
  • Blog Post: Using Big Data To Save Consumers Money

    Have you ever asked a fellow passenger how much they paid for their airline ticket, only to find out they paid less money and bought it after you did? Oren Etzioni did, and he was less than pleased with the answers he received. Instead of getting mad however, he got even and started Farecast to solve...
  • Blog Post: Tracking Personal Data And Applying It To The Enterprise

    Self-tracking and personal analytics are areas of data collection that have seen tremendous growth over the past few years. This growth has spurred new companies such as Quantter that seek to aid individuals in the data collection process. Bruno sat down recently with Denis Harscoat, the Co-Founder of...
  • Blog Post: Actions, Transactions , And Reaction: Talking Social Media Measurement With Brian Solis

    Today is Social Media Day, and we are excited to share our interview with Brian Solis. Brian is well-known in the social media space and has written a number of books that deal with this topic including his most recent, Engage! He is also a principal at the Altimeter Group, an advisory firm dealing with...
  • Blog Post: How PEMCO Uses Social Media Tools And Relationship Metrics To Improve Customer Service

    How do you sell a product that nobody wants to buy and when they buy, hope they never use it? While this sounds like a very tough sell, PEMCO Insurance does it very well. What’s the secret to the company’s success? Rod Brooks, VP & CMO discusses with Bruno about how PEMCO employs social...
  • Blog Post: Analyze Your Tweets: The New Analytics Tool For Twitter

    Recent estimates state there are 175 million registered users of twitter and 140 million tweets sent each day. These are daunting numbers, especially for individuals and brands looking to measure their impact on twitter. There are many tools out there, but none that query from Excel. That has now changed...
  • Blog Post: Strategic Business Intelligence Insight From A Top Information Manager

    In this latest episode of BI-TV, Jeff Huckaby, a recent recipient of the Information Management top 25 Information Managers award, sits down with Bruno and shares success stories as a BI Supervisor at Pilot Travel Centers. Pilot Travel Centers is one of the largest privately-held companies in the US...
  • Blog Post: Volkswagen's Incredible Turnaround: Losing Market Share To Market Leader

    Osmair Garcia, Corporate Controller & Strategy Director at Volkswagen Brazil, discusses how important metrics are to developing a successful strategy and how essential a good strategy is to profitable business. Watch as Osmair shares the crucial steps taken to turn a division of Volkswagen from losing...
  • Blog Post: How Northwestern Mutual Uses Data To Make Smart Investments

    Today Bruno sits down with Bethany Rodenhuis, VP of Corporate Planning at Northwestern Mutual. With $167 billion dollars in assets and 21 billion in revenues, Northwestern Mutual is the #1 individual life insurer in the United States. Bethany shares her experience decomposing metrics, learning what drives...
  • Blog Post: SIBOS Recap: Innovation In Banking On The Rise

    In the latest episode of BITV, we get a recap of the SIBOS conference in Amsterdam. Highlights include trends to watch in financial services and an overview of previous banking interviews with BITV. Watch the Luup video from Sibos Watch the interview with Karen Cone Watch the interview with...
  • Blog Post: What Does MC Hammer Have To Do With Analytics?

    In this special episode of BITV, Bruno Aziza shares thoughts on the upcoming trends in information management and their adoption into mainstream thinking. Some prominent topics include the rise in number of information management tools, external influencers in decision making, and data mashups. Tune...
  • Blog Post: Franck Schuurmans: Making Better Decisions Through Proper Framing

    Franck Schuurmans, Senior Consultant and a Director of Decision Strategies International, discusses some of the causes of bad decision making in the business world. Time after time, business decisions are made based solely on past experiences with the understanding that this is a good predictor of the...
  • Blog Post: Conquer Your Calendar: Use PowerPivot To Analyze Your Time

    Today we are very excited to release a free tool utilizing PowerPivot for Excel, Calendar Analytics. Calendar Analytics is a time management application that pulls information from Exchange and visualizes that data in a very easy to use Excel dashboard. We are releasing this application in honor of Administrative...
  • Blog Post: Making $79B Agile: How Procter & Gamble Handles BI

    Patrick Kern, Director of Business Intelligence at Procter & Gamble. InformationWeek recently named the P&G CIO "CIO of the Year" and Fortune 500 named it #5 in their Most Admired Companies 2011 list. Patrick shares how the company stays agile in business intelligence with decision cockpits,...
  • Blog Post: BI Success From Dicey Thinking from Guy Kawasaki

    By Joe Mullich When business intelligence projects fail, it is often because of poor planning: In a burst of excitement, someone at the company rushes ahead with a BI initiative without considering whether it meets the organization's needs or if anybody wants to use it. Guy Kawasaki, the renowned...
  • Blog Post: Tracking Fitness Goals, Changing Lives

    This week Bruno Aziza talks with Jason Jacobs of Runkeeper. Runkeeper is an exciting app for mobile phones that assembles and tracks all of your fitness data and allows you to analyze progress and get in shape. The features are pretty sophisticated and even include route suggestions, sharing your progress...
  • Blog Post: Goals And Contracts: Best Practices for Weight Loss

    For many people, deciding to lose weight is nothing more involved than a decision to do so. Losing weight and actually keeping it off can be an almost impossible feat for most people without proper planning and maintenance. In the latest episode of BI TV, Dr. Ian Ayres proposes a plan that doesn't obsess...
  • Blog Post: Wine, Movies and Love: Data Can Predict Winners

    Executives and managers use "gut feel" to make business decisions most of the time, according to a study by Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services (BBRS). The problem is, "gut feel" often leads to poor outcomes-and keeps companies from exploring profitable areas that intuition often will not lead them...
  • Blog Post: Predicting the Future: The Next Step in BI

    Predictive analytics is the next step in BI: not only can you be retrospective and see what has happened in your company in the past, but now we can distill new information from the old information to actually predict what will happen in the future. Jamie MacLennan, CTO of Predixion Software, explains...
  • Blog Post: Get the Data, Get the Edge

    Data is the key to business intelligence. You need data to analyze in order to make informed decisions, but having access to all the data you need hasn't always been easy. That's where Azure Marketplace comes in. Moe Khosravy explains the basic principles of the data marketplace, including how any business...
  • Blog Post: America's Debt: Get the Facts

    The United States has a massive debt problem. Many politicians talk about why we're in this position and what we need to do about it, but Tyler Chessman decided to take a look for himself. As a data scientist, not an economist, Tyler analyzed data from several government sources to determine where the...
  • Blog Post: The Coming Culture Shift for IT/Web Analysts and CIOs

    "Big Data" is changing the face of business intelligence, for both CIOs and IT professionals. Alistair Croll, Founder of BitCurrent and Program Co-Chair of the Strata Conference, emphasizes that thinking like Sir Isaac Newton could bring a huge competitive advantage to you and your business. He warns...
  • Blog Post: Tim O’Reilly: The Future of Business Intelligence is Now

    Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc, predicted years ago that data collection would change the traditional model of business intelligence. Now, collective intelligence, automation and algorithms are the heart of competitive advantage. Mature data applications work in real time, from...
  • Blog Post: Customer Analytics: Banking On Your Bank to Change

    Traditional banking is dead. Bank 2.0 Author Brett King, examines the level of disruption banks are facing to compete in a customer centric environment. BITV, now have a LinkedIn Group - Click Here to Join Every Week, we release a new Poll on LinkedIn - When Making a Decision What ...
  • Blog Post: Think Big. Think Broad. Think BI in 2020.

    Your BI TV host, Bruno Aziza welcomes in the New Year BIG with a preview of where BI TV is heading in 2011. Highlights include WHO we’re talking to, WHERE we’ll be and WHAT you’re saying. January focuses on Predictions in 2020. February brings with it some of the best thought leaders...
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