Global Board of Directors Learning

Currently attending the last Board of Directors meeting for this year, great strategic and insightful discussions as always. It has been an honour to serve on FY2021 IMA | Institute of Management Accountants Global Board of Directors and be part of the Governance Committee! Serving on the IMA Board allowed me to support members with education, add … Continue reading Global Board of Directors Learning

Analytics-Driven Strategy LinkedIn Live kick-off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyvwnTGsEII In this video, I am sharing the plans for my LinkedIn live and kicking it off. Let me know your thoughts please! Frequency: Twice a month. First and Third Thursday of every month.Time: 20:00 UK timeTopics: Analytics and Strategy LinkedIn Live Video allows approved members to broadcast live video content to our LinkedIn profiles. … Continue reading Analytics-Driven Strategy LinkedIn Live kick-off

Analytics Business Cases

Thoughts on how companies can utilise Data Analytics was the fourth question from the IMA | Institute of Management Accountants Valley of the Sun Chapter and DeVry University Virtual Student Chapter interviewThose are just a few examples of business cases utilising Analytics, what other projects did you work on which utilised Analytics?Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! … Continue reading Analytics Business Cases

Thoughts on Starting A Career in Data Analytics

Thoughts on starting a career in Data Analytics was the third question from the IMA | Institute of Management Accountants  Valley of the Sun Chapter and DeVry University Virtual Student Chapter interview In the next couple of days, I will be sharing more questions from the interview. Any additional advice for someone starting a career in Data … Continue reading Thoughts on Starting A Career in Data Analytics

“Maybe Data Analytics Would Be The Right Career Path For Me”?

Thanks IMA | Institute of Management Accountants Valley of the Sun represented by Richard T. Leonard, CPA, CMA and DeVry University Virtual Student Chapter represented Sophie Evans for the great interview!In the next couple of days, I will be sharing a question from the interview daily. So for my network, What situations have been presented in your life where you thought, … Continue reading “Maybe Data Analytics Would Be The Right Career Path For Me”?

So What?

Analytics is similar to consulting, your customers (internal/external) will tell you what they want. All the things that they see as important and urgent. Our job as Analytics professionals is to work with them on exploring their wants till we get them to realise what they really need.We have to ask the right questions, challenge … Continue reading So What?

Data Analytics is Business Partnering

Having worked as a business partner for years, Data Analytics is definitely a business partnering area. The strength of Data Analytics and Digital function in an area/organisation expands the horizon of the partner team and open the eyes of the business to new opportunities. Support your business by being a strong Data Analytics function. What … Continue reading Data Analytics is Business Partnering

Setting-Up A Data Analytics Centre Of Excellence – In A Pandemic

Jaguar Land Rover Financial Services shared how our team embarked on setting-up our Data Analytics COE when the pandemic hit as well as our future plans, this was done in Cambridge Service Alliance - University of Cambridge Industry Day. Creating the right strategy and ecosystem for a successful Data Analytics Transformation needs industry expertise and business support. Below is the … Continue reading Setting-Up A Data Analytics Centre Of Excellence – In A Pandemic

Motivational Monday 22nd March 2021

Analytics-Driven Strategy Community - Motivational Monday is a room I will be holding on clubhouse every Monday at 8pm UK time. Thought to share today's recap with you today: Starting Data Analytics: Data Analytics is very rich, it covers Data Engineering, Data Science, Visualisation, Agile Methodology and more. Speaking with people working in the area … Continue reading Motivational Monday 22nd March 2021

What is Agile Methodology?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9BQX6BK-nw Data Analytics projects are normally run using Agile Methodology. You will hear terms like Sprints, Scrums, Product Owners and more. It can be overwhelming when you start. In this IMA podcast, I talk about the benefits of Agile and cover the basic terms to better understand how the methodology works. This episode also covers … Continue reading What is Agile Methodology?

What Should Be On The Leadership 2021 Agenda

It was an honour to be part of the great #IMA Europe panel discussing robotics and automation in January which was sponsored by UiPath. We had great discussions covering the challenges we face today and the value of robotics and automation. In my opinion, leadership has to have two main priorities on their agenda: Value-Driven Analytics Company-wide … Continue reading What Should Be On The Leadership 2021 Agenda

Leveraging Automation to Transform Finance IMA Event

Join me on January 27, for "Leveraging Automation to Transform Finance" a free webinar organised by IMA Europe. Gain insights into: ✔What are the priorities of CFO’s and the impact of the COVID crisis?✔What are the levers of Digital Transformation and what role can automation play?✔The evolution from basic RPA to Intelligent Automation and automation … Continue reading Leveraging Automation to Transform Finance IMA Event

ABC SQL

Coming from a non technical background, it took me a while to start coding and understand it. Having met so many people who came into coding from different backgrounds, I decided that it is time to share some of my experience. Today is my first technical blog explaining the basic SQL statement in plain English. … Continue reading ABC SQL

Offering Support to Small Businesses, Charities and Young Professionals

Knowledge volunteering is very important, sharing knowledge is how we grow and support each other. With another lockdown starting in the UK, I would like to offer volunteering support to small businesses, charities and professionals during this challenging time. The lockdown is an opportunity to look into your business and career so you can bounce … Continue reading Offering Support to Small Businesses, Charities and Young Professionals

Book Review: The Economics of Data, Analytics and Digital Transformation

Author: Bill Schmarzo First published: November 2020 Published by Packt Publishing Ltd. UK. ISBN 978-1-80056-1410 I had the privilege to get a review copy from this book. The book is written so the reader can take it forward and act on it. It emphasises the value of continuous learning which I believe is very important. … Continue reading Book Review: The Economics of Data, Analytics and Digital Transformation

How is Data Analytics used across Value Chain?

Know your value chain like you know the lines on your hand!Image by stokpic from Pixabay Data Analytics can be so powerful when utilised effectively across the value chain, tools and technology made it much easier for businesses to access data as well as for users to pro-actively answer their own business questions. Visualisation tools are … Continue reading How is Data Analytics used across Value Chain?

How do you assess the complexity of a Data Analytics project?

Photo by JTMultimidia from Pexels Problem structuring a Data Analytics project is really critical for a project's success. Understanding where your project is in terms of complexity and its importance, helps estimate the time and effort needed for the project. In a nutshell, the time you put into a project depends on both Importance of the project (Strategic/Financial … Continue reading How do you assess the complexity of a Data Analytics project?

Building Data Analytics Capabilities – Part 2: Soft Skills

Building Data Analytics Capabilities is one of the main challenges facing organisations atm, in my first blog https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/strategicalanalytics.com/522 I covered some thoughts about the Technical skills for a team. In this blog, I will cover some thoughts on the soft professional skills as promised in part 1. If we imagine a team being built and … Continue reading Building Data Analytics Capabilities – Part 2: Soft Skills

Building Data Analytics Capabilities – Part 1: Technical Skills

There are different types of Data Analytics which makes it cover a wide range of tasks. This richness in the area needs different skills and capabilities. Based on my experience, I believe that there are two main types of skills needed for a person working in Data Analytics. Technical/business skills and soft skills, both are … Continue reading Building Data Analytics Capabilities – Part 1: Technical Skills

How Data Analytics is breaking silos and supporting cross-functional collaboration

Given the technology advancement we reached, data is being created in massive amounts through all company activities and it is easily accessible. This gives us the opportunity to understand data and enables better Data Analytics utilisation.   Previously industries and companies didn’t have access to all this data. We could barely get data in a country, … Continue reading How Data Analytics is breaking silos and supporting cross-functional collaboration