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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Your Life In Numbers

    You probably did not notice if your right eye twitched this morning. And you might not have attached any meaning to it, if you did notice. However, Gary Wolf, a contributing editor for Wired Magazine , sees such subtle observations as a pathway to self-illumination. “It turns out involuntary...
  • 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: The Secrets Of Time Management... Revealed

    As a professional worker, you may wonder where you are spending your time and if that time is being optimized. Bruno Aziza caught up with Eric Swift, the head of the Sharepoint division at Microsoft. Eric walked Bruno through a typical day, one that would overwhelm just about anybody if not managed properly...
  • Blog Post: ESPN’s John Hollinger: Applying Sports Analytics To Business Analytics

    Starting as a hobby, John Hollinger parlayed his love of sports and analytics into a career in sports analytics, and has had a major influence on basketball analytics. One of his major contributions is the Player Efficiency Rating (PER), which takes many different factors and parlays it into a single...
  • Blog Post: An Interview With The President Of The USA's Soccer Federation

    Sunil Gulati is the current president of the United States Soccer Federation and an economics professor at Columbia University. In the latest BITV episode with Bruno Aziza, Gulati shares his thoughts on the role of analytics in soccer today and in the future. Join the BI TV LinkedIn Group to stay...
  • Blog Post: The Gambler: Jeffrey Ma Brings Down the House

    Jeffrey Ma won millions-and inspired the Hollywood film 21 -when he masterminded a card counting scheme involving his fellow MIT classmates and took on Vegas. Ma has now parlayed his love for analytics, gambling and sports into a career as an analyst, author and speaker. In the latest BITV episode, Bruno...
  • Blog Post: Malcolm Gladwell Identifies Unexpected Success Secrets

    Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of the groundbreaking books Outliers: The Story of Success, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking , has made a career out of challenging assumptions and finding unexpected reasons for why...
  • Blog Post: Embrace “Big Data” Opportunities

    By Joe Mullich The era of "big data" has begun, and companies are pondering how to handle the massive mounds of information being produced at lightning speed. At the moment, many people feel big data is a big problem. In a 2010 survey by Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services, a large percentage...
  • Blog Post: Excel at 25 – What Are Your 25 Favorite Features?

    This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Excel. In honor of this anniversary, Bruno Aziza brought the BITV team to the Sundance Film Festival to ask the simple question... "What are YOUR top 25 favorite features in Excel?" You'll be truly amazed at how many people were surprised by our question (because...
  • Blog Post: Why Thinking is the Enemy of Innovation

    Are you one of the critics of business analytics? Do you disregard your scorecard? If so, you need to watch our latest interview with management guru L. Vaughan Spencer on BizIntelligence.TV! L. Vaughan gives us insight into the world of analytics and tells us why touching trees can often be vital in...
  • Blog Post: How Procter & Gamble Uses Analyst Reports to Evaluate & Select A Software Vendor

    Patrick Kern, Director of Business Intelligence at Procter & Gamble, discusses how software vendors are selected for BI Solutions. When making investments in BI, P&G uses analyst reports early in the process to shorten the list of candidates. Functionality, scalability and innovation are of top...
  • 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: Taking Control of Your Company's Social Media

    This week's BI TV episode features Loic Le Meur of Seesmic. Seesmic is a social media management company that helps businesses track and improve their social media presence. Loic shares his social media business philosophy with Bruno, including tips on maximizing your company's presence online and why...
  • Blog Post: Using Incentives to Achieve Goals

    Motivating yourself, co-workers and/or employees is always useful in business and incentives are some of the oldest tricks in the book. But what really works? Dr. Ian Ayres, author of Carrots and Sticks , shares what types of incentive programs actually work when motivating performance. Have you ever...
  • 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...
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