Decision makers in organizations can find it difficult to guide and resource data analytics initiatives. Starting with an intuitive approach of asking questions is a start…
We all can feel overwhelmed by data and analytics: so much data; many formats; so many technologies; too much jargon. Let’s lift our heads; step back and view the world through some simple frameworks…
We Are Just So Confused About Our Data
Why are we so confused at times? We find ourselves in situations where the data doesn’t add up. Multiple spreadsheets, systems, and competing opinions contribute to difficult team situations. There are ways to make it easier…
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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.
11 steps to generate insight from data using visual dashboards. Data analytics is often messy and iterative, so this workflow can serve as a guide. We begin by uncovering a key question of interest for the customer. We end with a narrative explaining how the dashboard’s insights address the question. This workflow is not dependent on any one technology, though at Fuzeium we use Microsoft Power BI (and an assortment of other tools).
Microsoft has showcased one of Fuzeium’s Power BI Report / Dashboards.
You can access the dashboard and the video from their site.
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:
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