Businesswoman touching digital tablet in officeCalling all Data Geniuses! Wayne Eckerson is the first data visualization thought leader in the Data Genius webinar series. Wayne will share his thoughts and experiences on business intelligence and analytics.

You’ve invested heavily in creating trusted data and implementing analytics but creating a true information-driven culture, where every single decision maker at every level has the right data to make better, more profitable decisions, is a challenge on tight IT budget. This is where some of Wayne’s thoughts on why visual design standards improve analytical literacy come in.

Data doesn’t communicate itself. You need visualizations and a story to do that. But when each individual starts with a blank slate you create inefficiencies and waste resources and you may end up with potentially confusing visualizations that don’t communicate the right message. This is why Wayne recommends that companies adopt visual standards since data visualization experts are a scarce and expensive commodity.

Wayne believes that there’s great power when you use visualizations to communicate information quickly. But data visualization is in its infancy and many companies fall into the trap of using pseudo designers to create dashboards. What gets “lost in the headlong creative rush” is the very message behind the data that induces leaders to know, decide, and act. Wayne defines a visual standard as “a standard that forms a common language and syntax for creating and consuming visualizations throughout a company.”

If you’re interested in building an information-driven culture at your company, start by encouraging everyone involved in telling a story with data visualization to attend these free educational webinars. And don’t forget to show off your own data viz skills by entering our Data Genius contest – make a difference to a social cause and win a free pass to SAPPHIRE NOW.

Webinar abstract:

See, Know, Act: How Visual Design Standards Improve Analytical Literacy
The purpose of visualization is not to hide the truth, but magnify it, so what’s important gets seen and acted upon quickly. Join author, founder of BI Leadership research and well-known BI expert, Wayne Eckerson, to:

  • Learn how visual design standards improve business intelligence project success
  • Find out how standards in visualization of information design enable deeper, more rapid analytical insight for better, faster decisions; and less time and expense for the creation of interactive dashboards
  • Gain strategies and best practices to leverage these tools to move toward an information-driven culture, and drive adoption of analytics across the enterprise

Webinar dates and times:

Register Now –  August 19/20

Register Now – September 15

Wednesday, August 19th
North America: 9:00 p.m. EDT, 6:00 p.m. PDT

Thursday, August 20th
Bangalore: 6:30 a.m.;  Singapore: 9:00a.m.;  Australia AEST: 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept 15th
EMEA CEST: 17:00;  North America:  EDT: 11:00 a.m. EDT, 8:00 a.m. PDT

Everyone that registers will receive a replay link. Register now while there is still space available!


Wayne Eckerson Bio:Eckerson

Wayne has been a thought leader in the business intelligence and analytics field since the early 1990s. He is author of twobooks, “The Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business (2010)” and “Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders”. He is principal consultant of Eckerson Group, LLC, a business-technology consulting firm that helps business leaders use data and technology to drive better insights and actions.  Learn more with this free white paper by Wayne and this blog post.

Follow Wayne Eckerson at @wEckerson, and me at @AnitaGibbings.