Aug 17th, 2010 – ITA BI Roundtable Materials

On Tuesday, August 17, 2010 I had the privilege of presenting at the Business Intelligence Roundtable. The topic was Incorporating Geospatial Data in your Analytics. This session was a general purpose overview on all how to incorporate mapping data into your analytic systems. In other words, you’ve got analytics in place, but no geospatial data or components – how… Continue reading Aug 17th, 2010 – ITA BI Roundtable Materials

self-exemplify – Dr. Edward Tufte’s seminar in Chicago July 23

In his book, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 2nd edition, Edward Tufte describes how he wanted to make the book, self-exemplifying. In other words, the book should use the techniques about the effective display of information to describe techniques about the effective display of information; it should be an example of itself. Dr. Tufte’s… Continue reading self-exemplify – Dr. Edward Tufte’s seminar in Chicago July 23

Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference Recap – Day 1

Well, the grandiose plan was to blog each session as they happened, but between keeping my existing clients happy and keeping up with all the events of TechEd/MSBIC, that did not happen. I was really on the fence about attending the Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference, based in part on existing client demand, but largely on… Continue reading Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference Recap – Day 1

#MSBIC Keynote

Ted KummertMS Uses BI to ship, track defects. Recollection of BI Conference 2008 – the fairy tale. Managed self-service business intelligence. State of BI today 20% have BI. There are many things that end users should be able to solve on their own. e.g. Add some data to a report. BI practitioners can then focus… Continue reading #MSBIC Keynote

Inexpensive iPad holder – less than $5

I just needed a temporary solution to hold my iPad at my desk. It’s worked out pretty well. Thought I’d post the tip: It’s an Office Depot Plate Holder, Clear Item # 544474

Burn the Ships

Although it’s probably an apocryphal story, legend has it that Cortez instructed his men to “Burn the Ships” upon encountering the New World. This has become (in my parlance, anyway) a catchphrase for being irrevocably committed to a particular course of action. In that spirit, yesterday I blew away v1 of my website and started up this version.… Continue reading Burn the Ships