Episode Summary

Welcome to Limitless B.I., a show that interviews real world, innovative business leaders who strive to see beyond the data to produce tangible results in their organizations using business intelligence. In this episode, Dr. Leslie Warden joins the show to talk about her unique role as an Egyptologist and the impact business intelligence has had on her archeological excavations. Leslie speaks to the vast data her and her colleague collect, document, and analyze every time they excavate a site. Finally, Leslie praises the business intelligence dashboard that has allowed her and her team to classify and input data seamlessly.

Highlights

00:59 – Introducing today’s guest, Leslie Warden

01:36 – The moment Leslie knew she wanted to become an Egyptologist

04:03 – Leslie speaks to some of the excavations she’s participated in

08:21 – A non-glamorized look at archeology

10:53 – The primary goal of archeologists

12:26 – How archeologists piece together the past from broken objects

15:32 – Collecting, documenting and analyzing data

18:57 – The incredibly vast amount of data that Leslie and her colleagues collect

20:39 – How business intelligence can help in the collection, classification, and analysis of this data

22:34 – Challenges Leslie has faced incorporating business intelligence into her excavations

30:18 – Modifying the business intelligence dashboard to include classification and input functions

33:32 – Other benefits Leslie has experienced with the dashboard

35:27 – Leslie speaks to the reaction other specialists have had to the dashboard

38:19 – Next steps for Leslie’s use of business intelligence in archaeology

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Leslie’s LinkedIn

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Welcome to Limitless B.I., a show that interviews real world, innovative business leaders who strive to see beyond the data to produce tangible results in their organizations using business intelligence. In this episode, Shaun Taylor joins the show to talk about his experience integrating business intelligence dashboards into the educational system. As a former CIO at Tacoma Public Schools, Shaun speaks to the important role that data and metrics have played in the increased graduation rate in his district. Finally, Shaun shares his thoughts on the state of education and the challenges that must be overcome to make a positive change in this human-intensive industry.

Highlights

01:02 – Introducing today’s guest, Shaun Taylor

01:22 – Shaun’s background with business intelligence and technology

02:37 – Shifting into a second career in education

03:01 – The changes Shaun has seen in the CIO role throughout the years

04:23 – What business intelligence means to Shaun

05:33 – How new business intelligence technologies shape out decision-making

06:47 – How Shaun got involved in business intelligence

07:54 – The multiple challenges Shaun faced as CIO of the Tacoma Public Schools

09:50 – The data challenge

11:10 – The challenges that public school systems face

13:27 – The importance of metrics

15:32 – How long it took to extract business intelligence metrics from the public school system

17:18 – Developing business intelligence dashboards

20:26 – Key factors that drove the actions that led to such a dramatic increase in graduation rates

22:07 – How the outside community impacted the success of Shaun’s business intelligence dashboards

23:15 – How the community, school board, and faculty reacted to this data

25:16 – Shaun speaks to the ripple effect this dashboard has had on other school districts

26:31 – Next steps for the Tacoma School District

29:25 – Next steps for Shaun in his consulting business

31:47 – The challenge to change the education system itself

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Shaun’s LinkedIn

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Welcome to Limitless B.I., a show that interviews real world, innovative business leaders who strive to see beyond the data to produce tangible results in their organizations using business intelligence. In this episode, Don Woods joins the show to talk about his experience integrating business intelligence dashboards and creating efficiencies as VP of Client Information Systems at ARI. Don speaks to the rapid growth of the telematics space and explains how ARI is leveraging the power of data to reach new levels of efficiency and value. He talks about the importance of analytics and meeting customer needs. Finally, Don shares his thoughts on the future of business intelligence and the ways to differentiate new technologies within this space.

Highlights

00:47 – Introducing today’s guest, Don Woods

01:04 – Don speaks to his role at ARI

02:34 – Telematics explained

05:50 – What business intelligence means to Don

07:19 – How business intelligence has evolved at ARI over the years

09:48 – Don speaks to the vendor management dashboard solution that ARI created

14:48 – Meeting customer needs

15:30 – Measuring the results of this business intelligence dashboard solution

16:23 – Challenges ARI has faced while doing business in Germany

18:28 – The role of analytics

19:11 – The Fleet Health Card

23:19 – How Don and ARI built the algorithm necessary to build their predictive model

25:25 – Customer reactions to the new data tools that ARI is developing

26:47 – The prescriptive and human element of business intelligence

31:28 – Other ways to differentiate through vertical markets

33:25 – Future plans for telematics

36:31 – Remarketing

37:42 – What Don believes the ultimate goal for business intelligence will be

41:54 – Don speaks to other technologies such as artificial intelligence

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Don’s LinkedIn

ARI’s Website

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Welcome to Limitless B.I., a show that interviews real world, innovative business leaders who strive to see beyond the data to produce tangible results in their organizations using business intelligence. In this episode, David Behr joins the show to talk about his experience integrating business intelligence into organizational and clinical segments as VP at United Surgical Partners International (USPI). David expounds on some of the most successful BI dashboards he’s helped develop, as well as other projects he’s working on, including a partnership with the Frisco Independent School District in Texas. Finally, David shares his vision to leverage artificial intelligence interactive queries, and predictive analysis to enhance business intelligence.

Highlights

00:46 – Introducing today’s guest, David Behr

00:57 – David speaks to his role at USPI

01:38 – David’s background in business intelligence

04:19 – What business intelligence means to David

05:13 – David’s first successful integration of business intelligence

08:50 – The value of business intelligence and survey dashboards

11:22 – The Greenfield Business Intelligence Account

14:56 – How the surgery centers at USPI operate

16:47 – Quick wins for David

21:09 – Constantly moving on to new projects

23:13 – The decision to focus on the clinical side of business intelligence

25:59 – Other factors that influence individual clinical cases

27:13 – How David was able to track results from facilities who used the dashboard

27:53 – Feedback from physicians who have utilized the dashboard

29:25 – The behavioral response to business intelligence

30:41 – David’s recent collaboration with high school athletes

33:23 – The next phases of business intelligence

37:09 – David’s ultimate goal for business intelligence

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David’s LinkedIn

USPI’s Website 

 

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Welcome to Limitless B.I., a show that interviews real world, innovative business leaders who strive to see beyond the data to produce tangible results in their organizations using business intelligence. In this episode, Jenny Roberts joins the show to talk about her experience working on the TX2 Program within the World Wildlife Fund. Jenny speaks to the ways in which the WWF has used business intelligence to aid in their goal of doubling the worldwide tiger population by 2022. Finally, Jenny expounds on some of her current conservation projects and shares her plans for the future.

Highlights

00:26 – Welcome to Limitless B.I.
00:45 – Introducing today’s guest, Jenny Roberts
01:06 – The goal of the TX2 Program
02:18 – Key metrics that the TX2 Program uses to measure success
04:20 – Collecting the data necessary for this program
06:17 – How the World Wildlife Fund keeps count of the tigers
09:08 – How tigers can predict the future
11:18 – Jenny reflects on how the business intelligence dashboard has benefited her team
14:21 – How the World Wildlife Fund responded to this dashboard tool
16:20 – The impact this tool has had on global governments
17:52 – How the business intelligence dashboard has aided in the success rate of the TX2 Program
20:37 – Next steps for the World Wildlife Fund and the TX2 Program
22:40 – Working with the Cambodian government
23:18 – Jenny praises the level of global government interest in the TX2 Program
24:55 – Jenny shares her plans for future endeavors

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Jenny’s LinkedIn

TX2 Website