Welcome to Analytics and Things

Welcome to Analytics and Things!

A blog has long been something I've considered but it's always been 'I wouldn't have time' or 'would anyone actually read it? other than maybe me and my family.'  Well no more, it's time to get on with it.

So over the coming weeks, months I will be looking to share with you my thoughts and experiences on analytics and things.  

The analytics (hopefully) will be obvious to you all, this will be focused on the my experiences,  the technologies I use in my daily work life and some I don't but interest me.  I'll be sharing articles and resources which I find interesting or useful.

The things bit, on the other hand, well who knows what that may hold.  I intend to mix it up a little and share some of the other passions of mine with you, this could be kayaking, life saving / water safety or just about anything else which grabs my attention.

A bit about me.

For those who know me, feel free to skip to the end now. For those who dont know me, here's a little bit about me.

I'm a data professional, strategic lead and project manager with a business oriented approach. Experience in delivering BI across Global Enterprise,  SME, with over fifteen years experience of BI delivery within both the public and private sector, including experience as lead consultant within global delivery of BI solutions. Experienced working with various public sector organisations, Further Education, NHS and Policing.

Specialist in delivery of BI and business discovery through Alteryx, Qlik and Power BI, from requirements gathering, planning, development and delivery, working with all levels within a business from board level down. 

Currently working in the consumer packaged goods industry as Global Solutions and Data Innovation Manager. Responsible for data analytics strategy, delivery and governance, along with acting in an advisory role across the organisation supporting all platform solution architecture and strategy.

Experienced in various BI platforms, Alteryx, Microsoft BI Stack, Oracle, Cognos and Crystal Reports, including ETL development, Database development, DBA practices and reports development.

I am an Alteryx Innovator and mentor.

Certified QlikView Developer, Designer and Systems Administrator and Qlik Sense Server Administrator. Certified Qlik Data Analyst.

Qualified Lifeguard at South Shields Volunteer Lifeguards, Swim Event safety kayak rescuer, avid hiker, kayak-er,  and all round outdoor enthusiast.

Nice and short post to give you a flavor of what is to come... 

Coming soon..

In my next post, learn about how I combined my passion for kayaking and analytics as I built my own Qlik Sense app to bring further analytics to my Garmin activity tracking data.

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