Welcome to my Data Visualization blog. I have recently passed my three year anniversary of blogging about dataviz, infographics, storytelling, BI, etc. I owe any success I have with this blog to the people who are consistently 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
- Business Intelligence
- Historical Aspects of Data Visualization (e.g., John Snow’s Cholera Map)
- Comparisons of BI tools like MicroStrategy, Cognos and Tableau (although, Cindi Howson now at Gartner is best at this)
- Big Data
- Important things key members of our community say (e.g., Edward Tufte, Stephen Few, Alberto Cairo, Visualoop, etc.)
- …and the list could keep going
Right now, my main work-related areas of interest are in developing self-service interactive, dynamic reports and dashboards for Web and Mobile (most notably iPad). I currently develop using Cognos and Tableau with Oracle and Teradata databases. I also have a sister site you can visit at http://www.microstrategytipsandtricks.com, however, I have not blogged on that site for quite a while.
My company is called Data Archaeology, but I am not currently actively seeing business or employment.
I am currently a full-time employee for one of the leaders in the automotive industry. I have an exciting, challenging job that excites me every day. I feel very lucky to be able to do what I do on a daily basis.
On a personal note, I decided when I originally started my blog to not allow sponsorship of my site so I can be objective about my views on all topics, particularly those related to BI and Analytics (BI&A) tools. You will not see me beating up on the various BI and Analytics platforms or any of their executive leadership (well, maybe some scolding).
My 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, being partners and collaborating with our business partners versus have an Us vs. Them mentality, 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.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you often.
Last Updated: April 12, 2016
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