Sam McKay

Advancing Your Data Analytics Career Pt. 1: The Interview [Ep 30]

In this brand-new episode, we’re trying something new for a change. Brian Julius rounds up a panel of Enterprise DNA experts and asks them the most common questions that are being asked in a job interview for a data analyst position.  If you are interviewing for a data analyst position, make sure to check out this episode …

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Python vs R: Why Learn Another Language To Augment Power BI And Which One? [Ep 29]

Join Brian Julius, Gaelim Holland, and George Mount as they talk about the advantages of learning a second programming language when using Power BI.  In this episode, you’ll learn how Python and R can improve the work you’re doing in Power BI. They also talk about the advantages and limitations of both languages, and which one to …

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Strategies For Building Challenge Entries With Enterprise DNA Experts [Ep 28]

In a brand-new episode of The Analytical Mind, the Enterprise DNA experts sat down to discuss their different approaches when making entries for the Power BI Challenges.  The experts also touched upon how to build dashboards and reports for an unfamiliar industry, and offered tips for newbies who want to join future challenges.  What You’ll …

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The Benefits Of The Power BI Service In An Enterprise Setting With Andrew Swan [Ep 27]

In this episode, Andrew Swan talks about how implementing analytics and incorporating data can greatly transform the way law firms work. Andrew also talks about how data governance can deliver great value for organizations in the long run.  What You’ll Learn From This Episode The analytical potential within a global firm How a water cooler discussion brought …

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Learning Data Analytics & Data Governance With Wendy Zhang [Ep 26]

Listen to Wendy Zhang as she talks about how you can learn analytics if you want to pursue a career in data. She also talks about how a data analytics education can come in many forms, and not just from having a formal degree.  Wendy also emphasizes the importance of accomplishing low-hanging fruits early on when establishing your data framework, and how …

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Utilizing Small Analytical Teams In A Big Organization With Bharath Natarajan [Ep 25]

In this episode, Bharath Natarajan talks about how we can successfully utilize small analytical teams in a big organization.  He also talks about how to deal with challenges like complex data models, legacy systems, and ensuring that everybody is on the same page.   What You’ll Learn From This Episode Bharath Natarajan’s analytical background  How to utilize small analytical teams …

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Stream Analytics With Anirudh Kuthiala [Ep 24]

In this episode, join Anirudh Kuthiala of Groupon as he talks about the importance of stream analytics when it comes to detecting relevant patterns and developing insights real-time to enable data-driven decisions. What You’ll Learn From This Episode What is stream analytics?   Generating value from your data  Batch analytics vs real-time streaming  You cannot venture into stream analytics …

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Building A Data Strategy In The Government Space With Alexs Thompson [Ep 22]

Join Alexs Thompson as he talks about what it takes to build a successful data strategy. In the episode, he tells us that the best way to get executive sponsorship is by starting small and showing quick wins that will decrease or eliminate an organization’s inefficiencies.  What You’ll Learn From This Episode Alexs Thompson’s Background …

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Challenges In The Data Engineering Space With Gert Haegdorens [Ep 21]

Gert Haegdorens talks about being an engineer in the analytics space. He says that the recipe to success is choosing a good data lake strategy, having a data catalog, and using the right ETL tools.  Gert also talks about how Power BI can improve an organization’s data culture because it’s easy to make the switch from Excel to Microsoft’s own analytics tool. What You’ll Learn From This Episode Gert’s background in business intelligence   Being …

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