About Me

MichaelWelcome to my Data Visualization blog. I have just passed my 1 year anniversary of starting this blog. I own any success I have with this blog to the people who are following and visiting it. For that, I thank you for taking a look and supporting my blog.

I primarily have been focusing on the following topics:

  • Data Visualization
  • Infographics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Historical Aspects of Data Visualization (e.g., John Snow’s Cholera Map)
  • Storytelling
  • Comparisons of BI tools like MicroStrategy, Cognos and Tableau (although Cindi Howson from BIDashboard is best at this)
  • Big Data
  • R
  • Important things key members of our community say (e.g., Edward Tufte, Stephen Few, Alberto Cairo, etc.)
  • Cartography
  • Photography
  • Architecture
  • …and the list could keep going

Right now, my main work-related areas of interest are in developing self-service interactive, dynamic reports for Web and Mobile (most notably iPad). I currently develop using MicroStrategy in the Cloud with Netezza. I also have a sister site you can visit at http://www.microstrategytipsandtricks.com.

My company is called Data Archaeology, but I am not currently actively seeing business or employment. I am working a fairly long-term contract in retail and hope I will be able to continue to do so as time progresses. I have decided not to allow sponsorship of my site so I can be objective about MicroStrategy as well as all the third-party vendors who provide goods and services related to MicroStrategy. You will not see me beating up on the various BI platforms or any of their executive leadership (well, maybe some scolding).

I am a Principal MicroStrategy Consultant with Data Archaeology (consider this blog and my MicroStrategy Tips & Tricks blog my Web site). MData Archaeology, Inc.y mantra that I  preach to everyone (or anyone who will listen) is to get our business partners or clients excited about their data. Now the way to do that could come in many different forms: understanding what the business wants and not assuming IT knows better, great data visualization, self-service BI, data anywhere (e.g., multiple devices), properly organized data that is easy to access, asking questions, making mistakes and provide actionable insights.

If you want to contact me directly, please drop me an e-mail at michael@dataarchaeology.net. I can also be found on Twitter at @michaelangeles.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you often.

Best regards,


2 responses

  1. Great blog! I’ll be back.

  2. Hi Michael –

    Really like your blog and your approach. I’m a big fan of data visualization, and making it easier for others to enjoy.

    I am very interested to know your thoughts on the approach we’re taking with http://www.datacopia.com … where we’ve reversed the charting process, so you no longer need to know up front how you want to represent your data – you just plug it in and let the system suggest the best fit visualizations.

    many thanks!

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