2 hr Seminar: Enabling Data-Driven Decisions with Power BI – Sep 20, 2018

Back by popular demand!

Join us and learn more about the fascinating world of Data-Driven Decisions.

We are again offering a 2 hr seminar on Enabling Data-Driven Decisions.
Please register at on Eventbrite.

Previous attendee feedback:

  • “I was absolutely taken with the content, the flow, the story, your pace and your ability to create a comfortable and engaging environment for us participants”
  • “It was wonderful and I really enjoyed how you structured the presentation”

On Sep 20, 2018 between 2:00-4:00pm.

At the Palliser Conference Centre Amphitheater in Calgary.

Masters Degrees May Suggest Maturity of a Tech Ecosystem

The count of Masters degrees with program titles related to Data Science and Analytics may suggest the maturity of a tech ecosystem…and where large tech companies are more likely to invest.

In compiling a list of post-secondary programs across Canada, we see that both (the provinces of) BC and Ontario have several Masters’ level programs that reference “Data”, “Data Science”, or “Analytics”.   By comparison, Alberta currently has no Masters level programs identified as such.

Interestingly, Toronto, Ontario has made it on the shortlist of Amazon’s bid competition for its second head office in North America.  And Vancouver, BC just announced that Amazon will generate 3,000 new jobs in that city related to e-commerce, cloud and machine learning.

These profiles below help compare the 3 provinces.  They are derived from a data dashboard on the subject. Feel free to take a look and explore for yourself.

Pertaining to Data Science and Analytics Programs in Canada – April 2018:

Alberta:   0 Masters Programs

British Columbia (BC):   4 Masters Programs

Ontario:   8 Masters Programs

When you interact with the dashboard, it looks like this:

If Time is Money, You Get What You Pay For

If time is money, especially with respect to people’s time, you get what you pay for.

In this clever video, the scope & quality of the output decreases as time decreases.

We often want something resembling the far left image, but often get something less than that; tight budgets, short schedules, and poor planning can contribute.

But sometimes just the bare bones sketch is all that’s needed.  It just depends on the objective of who’s paying.

The key lesson is to understand the relationships among time, resources and scope and manage expectations accordingly.

 

 

For those in Calgary…Join us on Thursdays for 1hr, interactive seminars

Join us and learn more about the fascinating world of Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and Being Digital.  We’ll explore concepts using real-life examples and have interactive discussions.

A new topic each session may include data-driven decision-making, interactive dashboards, Microsoft Power BI, using the cloud, busting silos with data, data management challenges, BI architecture etc.

Hosted by Roger Milley, Chris Semanciw and Kendra Stone of Fuzeium

Audience: For those who are genuinely curious about data and the digital world.

No technical requirements, but you are welcome to bring your laptop and click along with demos.

Following the presentation, join us for ResourceYYC’s “Beers with Peers”, a networking event held in our co-working space.