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So what is it that you actually do?

Beth asks me this all of the time, so I thought I would share some of the stuff I have been working on lately. I work as the manager of our forecasting process and tools. Basically, I make process recommendations, train people on the process, and track the execution of the process. In the execution area, I have been learning a lot about business intelligence. This is a very exciting time for me as I explore this field. I even actually get to use my degree somewhat!

Lately I have been working with a software vendor by the name of Tableau Software. Tableau is a product that provides quick visual analysis to allow its users to make quick, informed decisions without having to scan spreadsheets for the answers. Tableau is my tool of choice for business intelligence.

Some stuff that I have been up to:
  • DM Review magazine article -- Link
  • CRM Today webinar -- Link
  • Tableau Customer Conference (invited speaker) -- Link
  • Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference (invited speaker) -- Link
  • Judge: BI Perspectives Best Practices Awards -- Link
That about covers what my focus has been lately. I'm starting to work with other departments in our company to show them how they can leverage business intelligence as well. Geeky stuff, I know, but I really enjoy it.

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