The Iceberg Analogy

Insight From Data Dashboards: A big chunk of the work pertains to the data itself, and when it’s done well, a small portion of the effort pertains to the visual layer.

Generating Insight From Data Takes An Assembly Of Skills and Roles

Generating insight from data takes an assembly of skills and roles–often in the form of an integrated team. We display the main areas as an arch. The red keystone, which is the business domain knowledge, holds the arch together. The left side of the arch is more technical; the right side less so. The narrative is very important in terms of explaining how the analysis of data has led to insight.

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.
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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: