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Useful event for Customer Analytics leaders, a quick debrief

This week I had the opportunity to attend an event for Customer Analytics & Insight leaders. Run by CACI, in London, it proved to be a good opportunity to catch-up with others’ perspectives. Reassuringly, the agenda designed for this audience, focussed on many familiar topics from this blog. It was also free to attend & very popular, so worth considering in future. There were a mixture of CACI and external.. Read More

Are your interactive data visualisations working for you or your users?

How are your interactive data visualisations working for you or your users? I ask as there have been a number of useful posts published by Data Viz experts recently that suggest all is not well in the world of interactivity. So, building on our recent themes of Data Visualisation and Data Science, I’ll spend this post exploring how well interactive data visualisations work. If hardly anyone is using them, is.. Read More

On the Bank Holiday, here’s a variety of topics for Insight Leaders

Sitting at my desk on a Bank Holiday, before taking a break, I’ve been reflecting on a variety of topics for Insight Leaders. One of the reasons I found Customer Insight Leadership such a rewarding career and still find it fascinating to help such leaders, is the diversity. One day your focus may need to be on improving specific Analytics skills, or complex Data problems, the other it could be.. Read More

Data Science programming languages: (2) Resources for Python

As promised in our previous post, for the R programming language, this one will focus on resources for Python. Although R may have a longer heritage within the Statistics and Data Science community, Python could be described as a more complete programming language. In my conversations with clients and Data Science leaders, I’ve also heard a number praise Python as much quicker to learn. So,although both languages are proving popular.. Read More

Data Visualisation books – our third set of resources for you

During our month with more focus on Data Visualisation, we should not overlook data visualisation books. I hope our previous posts, focussing on Data Viz blogs and twitter experts have helped your personal development. But, even in this digital age, we should not overlook the power of books. Whether you invest in hard copy or digital versions, the longer form of books often give opportunity to better structure information for.. Read More

Data Visualisation tweets: Top Nine experts to follow on Twitter

As promised in an earlier post, sharing recommended blogs, it’s time to move onto data visualisation tweets. In this post, I’m going to recommend some Data Visualisation experts to follow on Twitter, both because of their own content and the wider resources they curate and share. I hope you found the previously recommended blogs useful. If you are serious about improving your (or your team’s) data visualisation skills, I would.. Read More

Quick data visualisations – taking inspiration from election graphs

One of the understandable concerns raised, when I train analysts, is how they can produce quick data visualisations. After we study the design principles and options to consider, it can seem that to do a quality job takes longer than they normally have. Many analysts complain that timescales are squeezed and corporate life increasingly frenetic, as leaders just want ‘good enough’ answers and want them now. However, experienced data visualisers.. Read More