Analytics is my passion, and empowering people to use data is what I do best. There is a countless number of people I could thank that have helped me get to the point where I am today. From my friends and family, to teachers and educators, to managers and co-workers, the list is as long as the pages in this book.
Being a great analyst means a lot more than just being good with numbers and understanding formulas and models. You have to be as much an artist and a scientist to really have an impact. You have to enlighten as well as inform, inspire as well as update and empower as well as report. That’s my secret, being able to take what is just numbers to most people and turning the data into a story
So this book series is mostly because of those people who have empowered, inspired, and enlightened me. Hopefully this book allows you to become the catalyst to do the same for others in your organization.
I’d like to share with you a video about the books and why I wrote them.
Daniel Meyer heads Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm with offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area and Ocala, FL. With over 20 years in Big Data, Dan is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Asia and offers big data coaching and analytics training seminars on both sides of the Pacific. Dan has also recently joined the Powerteam International family as a small business analytics resource speaker.
Sonic Analytics(www.sonicanalytics.com) brings big data analytics solutions like business intelligence, business dashboards and data storytelling to small and medium sized organizations looking to enhance their data-driven decision-making capabilities. We also advocate the use of analytics for civic responsibility through training, consulting and education.
As citizens of this great democracy, we need to look at the data (analytics), plan a course of action (strategy) and share our data-driven viewpoints (presentation). This approach to a data savvy work force starts in school. So, we started an internship program to empower our youth to use Analytics, plan Strategy and Present their insights… ASP!
When not training current and future analysts, you can find Dan championing the use of analytics to empower data-driven citizenship by volunteering his expertise with schools and non-profits dedicated to evidence-based social progress like Saint Leo University’s Women in STEAM 2020 Conference.