Pyramid Analytics is the ONLY On-Prem BI Platform for Microsoft Stack

Pyramid Analytics is a Microsoft co-seller and gold partner. Our enterprise analytics platform, BI Office, is the only business intelligence product able to host Power BI content. Given that, I want to address Microsoft’s Power BI Premium announcement. The announcement has caused quite a bit of chatter—a lot of it from confused Microsoft customers. Allow me to make clear what Power BI Premium means.

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My Interview with Geekwire

Just recently, I was selected as Geekwire’s “Geek of the Week.” Geekwire is a news site based in Seattle and primarily covers technology news in the Seattle area. According to Geekwire, they cover some of the most widely followed and innovative tech companies in the world, and one of the most vibrant startup markets in the country. Given this, I was honored to be chosen. The interview we did was published on their website. I encourage you to take a few minutes and read it.

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A playbook for the Chief Data Officer: How to be successful in this ground-breaking role

The CDO leadership role is still new in the large majority of companies, according to Gartner, and they have many challenges to address. That is where Pyramid Analytics comes in.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Looking for Venture Capital

In my role as a mentor, I am often asked about how to get venture capital funding for a new startup or business. It’s a great question and a very important one. I have these conversations often enough that I thought I would jot down my thoughts. I’ve come up with a set of questions that I walk through to help people decide if they are ready and what kind of business financing they may need.

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Customer Service is the Oil in our Machine

Just yesterday my team forwarded me a very nice compliment from one of our customers. They were struggling with a technical issue and called our support team for help. To our customer’s delight, we were quickly able to get them back up and running.

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Tipping the Scales on Work/Life Balance

An article in Forbes Magazine caught my eye with this statistic, “94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week in a Harvard Business School survey.” That’s a lot of hours. Sadly, I have been guilty of that.

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The Value of Mentorship in the Season of Giving

I have a lot of energy that I draw in many different ways. But, one way that might surprise you is that I get energy by giving my energy away. I have been mentoring young people for quite a number of years and I always get back more than I give. I really enjoy helping the younger generation navigate through new challenges as they start their careers.

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Examining the Importance of Context for Every Story

You’ve heard it said, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” While there is some truth to that, a picture or even a thousand words doesn’t always tell the whole story. Stories need context—a description of the situation in which something happens. Everything we do in life is informed by context. So, why don’t we use context very well in business?

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Examining if Big Data is Worth all of the Hype

I’ve never liked the term “big data.” It feels like a contrived term, born from opportunistic vendors anxious to sell more hardware and software. Certainly, we have seen an enormous growth in the sheer volume of data being produced today, and yes, that is what most people think about when they hear the term big data. However, when I think about big data, I think more broadly about its potential.

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