Look Beyond Traditional Pharma Sales Data

Just attended a whole day training about Pharmaceutical sales data by Kosta Tzavaras, the renowned author of books like ‘Pharmaceutical Sales Data 101’ and ‘Patient…

Why can’t I find good BI Business Analysts?

In my 14 years of career in Business Intelligence (BI) and after executing several end-to-end BI projects, I have barely come across a handful of…

What is a "Hadoop" ? – Explaining Big Data to the C-Suite

Keep hearing about Big Data and Hadoop? Having a hard time understanding what is behind the curtain?

The CIO Diaries

Can Pharma really learn from CPG?

Pharma’s traditional approach to getting in touch with Physicians and trying to promote their products has been seen as struggling to achieve its goals.  A…

Analytics as a Service

“By 2014, 30% of analytic applications will use proactive, predictive and forecasting capabilities”  Gartner Forecast, 2011 Most organizations are starting to think about “analytics-as-a-service” as…

Data Scientist, Analytics Guru, or Math Geek?

Analytics Challenge — California physicians group Heritage Provider Network Inc. is offering $3 million to any person or firm who develops the best model to…

Hidden Trends in BI – Part 1

Although “information enabled decisions” is a philosophy that has been discussed and promoted widely in the recent times, it has not yet become the mainstream…

Gartner's BI Market Predictions – "Round up the Usual Suspects"

According to a new Gartner report, the software market for business intelligence, analytics and corporate performance management grew by 13.4% in 2010 to $10.5 billion.…

Harry Potter, The Elephant, The FBI and The Data Warehouse

In the ancient Indian parable of the elephant, six blind men touch an elephant and report  six very different views of the same animal. Compare…