From the BA/BI Blogosphere: February 28 Update

Been snowed under this month and behind on your reading? Here are some recent blog posts and discussions from around the world of data analytics you may have missed:

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Business Analysts: I SALUTE YOU!

By Angel Abundez
(cross-posted from Angel's BI Blog)

I've been meaning to speak out for those individuals who are buried deep in the confines of their cubicles under mountains of data, hundreds of report requests, and in my humble opinion, keep businesses running and innovating: the Business Analyst. Now the term "Business Analyst" here just signifies any individual out there who satisfies the curiosity of his/her user base. IT loves to call these people Power Users or Subject Matter Experts (SME). That's fine for architect lingo, but for business people who just want answers, they turn to their analysts. Some call them "data analysts" or "data scientists." Recently, I ran into a tweet that pretty much summed it up for me.

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Information Is Beautiful Author David McCandless Keynoting at PASS BA Conference

Award-winning information designer and data journalist David McCandless, author of Information Is Beautiful, will take center stage at the 2nd annual PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose, CA, May 7-9, leading an all-star speaker lineup from across the world of business analytics.

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BA/BI Blog Roundup: Love Your Data!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with these great reads from top bloggers in the business analytics and business intelligence community: 

From the BA/BI Blogosphere: February 7 Update

Catch up on your business analytics and business intelligence learning with some of the community’s top bloggers. Enjoy these recent blog posts from around the world of data analytics that you may have missed:

Free Day of Online Business Analytics Learning – What’s Not to Love?

Cross-posted from the PASS Blog.

January 15, 2014  As a data engineer at her “day job,” PASS VP of Marketing Denise McInerney has a special affection for business analytics. We caught up with her ahead of Feb. 5’s 24 Hours of PASS: Business Analytics Edition to see what she’s looking forward to at the free day of online business analytics learning.

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Oprah and the 2014 PASS Business Analytics Conference

January 24, 2014 – After the success of the 2013 PASS Business Analytics Conference, PASS is doing another one. The 2014 PASS Business Analytics Conference will take place May 7-9 in San Jose, CA.

Last year, I was a speaker as well as part of the official Blogger Core for the event. You can read my posts on this topic:
Alas, I am unable to attend this year. But I wanted to help spread the word about what I feel is a hugely valuable learning opportunity.

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Podcast: Channel 9 Talks Analytics with PASS’s Denise McInerney

January 24, 2014  Tune in to this IT Time podcast as Channel 9’s Blain Barton welcomes PASS's Denise McInerney to talk about the 2nd annual PASS Business Analytics Conference coming up May 7-9 in San Jose, CA, featuring top BA/experts from Intuit, Microsoft, SurveyMonkey, Wells Fargo, and more.

Denise, VP Marketing for PASS and a data engineer at Intuit, discusses why the PASS BA Conference is a can't-miss event if your world revolves around data, what you’ll get out of the conference, and what makes analytics so important in today’s data-enriched world. Plus, she shares how BA/BI pros can get a free day of business analytics training and a preview of the PASS BA Conference during 24 Hours of PASS: Business Analytics Edition, Feb. 5.

Haven't registered for the PASS BA Conference yet? Get the best rate when you sign up by March 15, and ask your PASS Chapter or Virtual Chapter how to save an extra $150. Register today!

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