Upskilling 500,000 Will Require 1,000 Trainers… Where To Start?

So when I start talking about the AAP Analytics Moonshot of up skill training 500,000 Filipinos in Data Science and Analytics skills over the next 5 years, one of the central questions I face is who will do the training?

Well, that’s easy. People who are right now doing analytics everyday. The hard part is getting the ready to be trainers. To know how to present material, assess if the material is being understood, handling questions and managing the training environment are not things a lot of professional analysts are used to doing.

So we basically take the Fundamentals of Analytics, and we turn the course into a train the trainer exercise, where we apply teaching methods and training skills to the 1,000 DSA experts. Then they can go forth and conduct trainings on a scale that gets us to the 500,000 goal.

So what is the Fundamentals of Analytics? Well, its a method I developed to teach fresh grads and young professionals the basics of business analytics in a short period of time.

The course material, when combined with case studies and hands on exercises, can take some quite unfamiliar with analytics and get them to shift their mindset to thinking data first.

I call my method, Getting IT: The 3 I’s and the 3 T’s of Analytics.

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I borrow the concept of the 3 I’s from a book called the Accidental Analyst. 

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To train someone to be an analyst you need to make them aware of how to find the right data, how to analyze it and how to share it. The 3 I’s.

For analytics to work, you have to have a combination of good talent, technology and technique.

It’s really that simple.

As you discuss any analytics case study or approach any hands on exercise using real data, you plan the 3 I’s and you assess how to use the 3 T’s.

Now take someone who is already an analyst and get them to be able to explain this concept, have them draw from their own experience and their own set of skills, and you have the recipe for a moonshot.

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Analytics Leadership – DMAIPH is a founding member of the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP.PH) and specializes in arming the Data-Driven Leader with the tools and techniques they need to build and empower an analytics centric organization. Analytics leadership requires a mastery of not just analytics skill, but also of nurturing an analytics culture. We have guided thousands of Filipino professionals to become better analytics leaders.

Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to discuss a uniquely tailored strategy to ensure you are the top of your game when it comes to Analytics Leadership.

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I Need Analytics Training. Where Do I Start?

If you put yourself in the mind of the typical Filipino professional looking for analytics training, it is not easy to figure out where to start.

The ecosystem is not very unified, with a hodge podge of public training solutions available and only dozen or so schools offering analytics.

To someone who is relatively new to using big data to solve business problems, it can all seem very nosebleed inducing as well. Data science, predictive analytics and machine learning can all sound complicated and expensive.

So where do I start? That is a very common question I get asked when I talk about analytics in the Philippines.

The answer comes in three parts. First we need a framework to set certain standards and definitions of what a Data Science and Analytics enabled professional should know.

We base that on the set of 10 DSA competencies as defined by APEC’s Project DARE,

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(Props to my fellow AAP board member Sherwin Pelayo for the awesome images)

Since few people need to know everything about everything, it is best to figure out which competencies you want to focus on first.

Once you have an idea of where to start, then the next step is determine what kinds of job skills match the competencies you are looking to develop.

This can be done by determining where in the data life cycle you are looking have an impact,

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Once you have a firm idea of the skills you want to build and where they fit into the analytics life cycle of your business, then it is a matter of planning out how to level up.

This is where the AAP has take APEC’s competency list  and broken then out across the various job functions along the analytics life cycle by level of skills required.

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This allows us the ability to determine where we are in terms of analytics maturity and design the appropriate plan to level up.

And that will lead you to one of the AAP member companies for the appropriate type of corporate training or to one of the AAP member schools for the right higher education solutions.

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And that is how you can get a better idea of what type of analytics training is best for you and your business to get started with.

Analytics Leadership – DMAIPH is a founding member of the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP.PH) and specializes in arming the Data-Driven Leader with the tools and techniques they need to build and empower an analytics centric organization. Analytics leadership requires a mastery of not just analytics skill, but also of nurturing an analytics culture. We have guided thousands of Filipino professionals to become better analytics leaders.

Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to discuss a uniquely tailored strategy to ensure you are the top of your game when it comes to Analytics Leadership.

 

 

My Big Data Initiatives for 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, I plan on spending the last few weeks of the year thinking about what comes next.

Priority #1 is expanding the advocacy for more data-driven decision-making in the Philippines.

There are two components to this effort; talking about analytics to as many Filipinos as possible and continuing to hit the road and spread the advocacy to as many provinces as possible.

Priority #2 is something new.

After six years of being pretty much 100% focused on analytics in the Philippines, I will be spending some of my time back in the United States. I will be volunteering time to help educate and empower the electorate to make more data-driven decisions when it comes to exercising their vote.

My call to action for 2018 will center around three #hashtags:

#DataRockPinas

#AAPMoonshot

#BetterBringData

More to come.

Analytics Leadership – DMAIPH is a founding member of the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP.PH) and specializes in arming the Data-Driven Leader with the tools and techniques they need to build and empower an analytics centric organization. Analytics leadership requires a mastery of not just analytics skill, but also of nurturing an analytics culture. We have guided thousands of Filipino professionals to become better analytics leaders.

Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to discuss a uniquely tailored strategy to ensure you are the top of your game when it comes to Analytics Leadership.

 

#DataRockPinas: Uplifting Big Data Believers and Converting Analytics Skeptics

I have been talking about analytics here in the Philippines for almost 7 years.

In that time I have come across two types of attitudes towards analytics: Believers and Skeptics.

Believers understand there is value in business data that needs to be unlocked, analyzed and put into action.

These are unfortunately, in the minority of the people I talk with.

Skeptics come in many forms.

Some are skeptics because they just don’t like math. Data to them means nose bleed by numbers.

Some skeptics have a negative opinion about analytics because they got burned in the past by some high-priced consultant or technology that didn’t deliver as promised.

Others are skeptical because they got to where they are in their career or with their business because they have good instincts and trust their gut over a bunch of spreadsheets.

However, the largest population of skeptics are people who just don’t know much about analytics. They have worked in their jobs and have run their business in manual process driven environments that don’t have a culture of using data.

When it comes to delivering analytics training, it’s easy to focus on the believers. They generally come to us looking for trainings, or they see our marketing and make a quick mental decision that they need it.

Over the past several years I say the percentage of believers here in the Philippines has probably doubled from about 20% of the working population to closer to 40% of the working population.

Acceptance of analytics and the use of data has come along way. Success stories like Waze, Grab and Uber… the proliferation of smartphones, and the boom in call centers are some of the reasons for this.

Working with that 40% brings people like me a lot of business. And it is fun to work with people open minded to the use of data.

Still, its still less than half.

So to really make a difference, to grow the advocacy, we need to start converting skeptics into believers.

This requires taking concepts that are hard and breaking them down into layman’s turns.

This requites lots of real world case studies and examples that the average Juan can relate to.

And this requires constantly looking for opportunities to raise awareness.

#DataRockPinas is about all of the above.

We have pockets of believers scattered across the Philippines who are hungry for analytics training to help them in their careers and with their businesses.

We also have large segments of the population who need to be exposed to the concepts of Big Data, Analytics and Data Science in ways that get their attention.

And this is what the DMAIPH andA AP are going to do… work with both the believers and convert the skeptics.

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Analytics Leadership – DMAIPH is a founding member of the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP.PH) and specializes in arming the Data-Driven Leader with the tools and techniques they need to build and empower an analytics centric organization. Analytics leadership requires a mastery of not just analytics skill, but also of nurturing an analytics culture. We have guided thousands of Filipino professionals to become better analytics leaders.

Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to discuss a uniquely tailored strategy to ensure you are the top of your game when it comes to Analytics Leadership.

So What Is #DataRockPinas?

It is a movement.

It is an advocacy.

It is a great cause.

#DataRockPinas is all about taking analytics training out of Manila and bringing it to the provinces.

#DataRockPinas is all about taking what has traditionally been an expensive, corporate only training and delivering it to hundreds of thousands of Filipinos.

#DataRockPinas is an initiative of several member companies of the Analytics Association of the Philippines. http://www.aap.ph

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  • Data Night UM (University of Mindanao)
  • Big Data 101 Davao
  • Davao Analytics Executive Roundtable
  • Mindanao Analytics Freelancers Meet Up

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  • Big Data Analytics & Data Value Chain
  • Train the Analytics Trainer
  • Data Night Bacolod

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  • Big Data 101 – Iloilo
  • Visayas Analytics Freelancers
  • Data Night Iloilo

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  • Big Data Analytics & Data Value Chain
  • Data Night Cebu 2018

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Analytics in the Philippines – The Philippines is at the center of the action when it comes to solutions to the global need for analytics. Blessed with a solid foundation of young, educated and English speaking workforce, companies around the world are look for Filipino analytics talent to fill analytics positions.

Analytics Leadership – DMAIPH is a founding member of the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP.PH) and specializes in arming the Data-Driven Leader with the tools and techniques they need to build and empower an analytics centric organization. Analytics leadership requires a mastery of not just analytics skill, but also of nurturing an analytics culture. We have guided thousands of Filipino professionals to become better analytics leaders.

Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to discuss a uniquely tailored strategy to ensure you are the top of your game when it comes to Analytics Leadership.

Big Data Analytics 101 in Cebu

Our first ever Big Data Analytics 101 Training in Cebu was a success.

About 40 people have attended the training last October 16 in Hotel Asia, Cebu City. Analytics and Data Science experts Mr. Dan Meyer and Mr. Dominic “Doc” Ligot did an exceptional job of sharing their knowledge and expertise in Big Data Analytics and Data Value Chain.

Cebu has proven that Philippines indeed can be an Analytics Hub, despite that our participants came from different industries and has different background; they’ve expressed equal interest in improving their business operation and career with Analytics. This type of enthusiasm shows that even though Philippines has a long way to go when it comes to Data Science and Analytics, we are still on the right track in building talents and businesses that can be as competitive as other countries in this Digital Age.

On the first half of the training, Dan was able to demonstrate how to build a strong foundation for Data Analytics. From establishing clear objectives when using data, to giving out relatable examples of how can you effectively use analytics in your business. Doc then took the second half of the training with a more technical approach. Using excel, attendees were able to learn statistical analysis, linear regression, time prediction, what – if analysis and a lot more.

 

Here are some key takeaways from the training:

  1. Establishing clear objectives when using data: Context, Needs, Vision, Strategy and Outcomes.
  2. Identify and resolve problems associated with Data Collection
  3. Use of Data Map to analyze big data in your business.
  4. 3 I’s of cutting edge analytics: Identify, Inventory and Integrate data.
  5. 3 T’s of cutting edge analytics: Talent, Technology and Technique.
  6. Important KPIs
  7. Ways to improve Management Reportings
  8. Building a data map
  9. Business Intelligence
  10. Elements of Data Storytelling
  11. System Preparation using Excel
  12. Defining a Regression Problem
  13. Predictive Analytics
  14. Data Applications (Prescriptive Analytics)
  15. What- if Analysis

 

Sharing some feedback from our participants when asked how this training would change their practice today:

After this training, I’ll be more open minded on what data points can be used other than the typical/common volume, frequencies, FTEs, etc.

“I hope to create a customized data analytics system in my scope of work using this training as guidance “

“Being more efficient with data and improve my output.”

“Innovation on my teaching career”

“Bank on good data governance and start with basic analysis”

“Be aware and look for opportunities to gather and let data drive business decision”

 


 

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Visayas Analytics Freelancers

After Big Data Analytics 101 training, Mr. Dominic Ligot conducted the first ever Analytics Freelancers Meet-up of the Visayas Chapter with the help of our ground partner, Joseph Rivera. Cebuanos who participated was able to learn different ways to monetize their skills and how to solve real – life problems using data. To be a member of this group, you can join at https://www.meetup.com/Visayas-Analytics-Freelancers/

Being able to witness this group of talent joining together to make a difference in our country was very humbling. Special thanks to Dan and Doc for sharing their knowledge and offering their time and resources to uplift our filipino talents.

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In pursuit of making a difference, Dan and Doc is part of an association called “Analytics Association of the Philippines”. AAP is the enabling organization formed to take the lead in driving the growth and evolution of Data Science and Analytics (DSA) in the country. AAP aims to serve the DSA needs of the government, the academe, the business sector, DSA consultants, training providers, DSA practitioners and aspiring professionals. Its goal is to cut across different sectors and industry horizontals and verticals to propagate and advocate DSA in the Philippines.

To learn more about their association visit their website at www.aap.ph or like their FB page at www.fb.com/analytics-association-of-the-philippines-2050534708499754

Sending my thanks and appreciation to Leenah – Leen Arandia, Jacquelyn Belmonte and my whole marketing team for assisting and helping us in the preparation and implementation of Big Data Analytics 101 in Cebu, you are a big part of making this event possible. 🙂

Next run:

Big Data Analytics 101 in Davao on November 25

Big Data Analytics 101 in Bacolod on December 8-9 (Details will be made available soon)

Big Data Analytics 101 in Ilo-ilo on January 12 (Details will be made available soon)

 

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Moonshot: Unifying the Analytics Ecosystem Across the Philippines

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For most of the past five years my efforts to upskill train Filipinos in analytics have been focused on Metro Manila.

A few times a year I’d get a chance to conduct a training, speak at an event or attend a conference outside the National Capitol Region, but for the most part analytics adoption has been slower in the provinces.

That has significantly changed in 2017 and the analytics focus around the provinces is primed to explode is 2018.

As I sit here today in Batangas for the mid week holidays, I can’t help but feel proud for the recent string of partnerships we have been able to build outside the nation’s capitol.

We were just in Cebu twice for a Data Night, a Big Data 101 training and an Analytics Freelancers Meet Up. We followed that up with a Data Night and several speaking engagements and media appliances in General Santos (Gensan to the locals).

Next month we will replicate these events in Davao with the contacts we made in Gensan. In December we will do the same and even add a Train the Analytics Trainer event with a key business partner in Bacolod.

And just yesterday we started laying the ground work for a Data Night and a Big Data 101 training in Iloilo for January.

Our plan for 2018 is to spend one week a month in a different province promoting our analytics advocacy, signing up members for the Analytics Association of the Philippines, conducting trainings with companies like DMAIPH, Cirrolytix, BagoSphere, and Spectres Solutions, using co-working spaces like A Space, the Mabuhay I.T. Park and Dream Space, and working with schools like the University of Mindanao and ACLC Davao.

At the same time we are building upskill training relationships back in Manila with companies like Wells Fargo, Accenture and Emerson, teaching analytics at schools like College of St. Benilde, University of Asia & Pacific, Enderun College and the University of the Philippines just to name a few.

We are also orchestrating the OJT experiences for students from schools like UST, De La Salle, Ateneo, Informatics, and URS in Rizal. Again, that is just the tip of the iceberg.

Simultaneously, we are building relationships with influential organizations like IBPAP, CCAP, PSIA, Young Engineers and HIMS to give talks on analytics followed up with upskill training for their members.

And last but not least we are having conversations with provincial LGUs, with central government entities like CHED, DeptEd and TESDA as well as with key members of the Senate to promote the large scale adoption of analytics across the Philippines to keep our workforce competitive in the increasingly data driven world.

I could go on and list more. The names above are just a sample.

When you set out to facilitate the upskill training of half a million people, you have to think big. And thing big is what we do.

That’s our moonshot.

Putting a man on the moon took a national effort from all parts of society to build a space age ecosystem capable of the previously unthinkable.

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Analytics Leadership – DMAIPH is a founding member of the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP.PH) and specializes in arming the Data-Driven Leader with the tools and techniques they need to build and empower an analytics centric organization. Analytics leadership requires a mastery of not just analytics skill, but also of nurturing an analytics culture.

We have guided thousands of Filipino professionals to become better analytics leaders. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to discuss a uniquely tailored strategy to ensure you are the top of your game when it comes to Analytics Leadership.

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Upskilling the Next Wave Cities in Analytics

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SO what have we been up to with the DMAIPH and the AAP?

Take a look:

Data Night Cebu  – Sept 8, 2017 – 60 Attendees

Big Data 101 – Cebu – Oct 16, 2017 – 40 Attendees

Visayas Analytics  Freelancers – Oct 16, 2017 – 25 Attendees

Data Night Gensan – Oct 18, 2017  – 50 Attendees

Big Data Conference 2017 – BGC SM Aura – 300 Attendees are Expected

Data Night University of Mindanao – Nov 24, 2017 – Expecting 200 attendees

Big Data Strategy for HR Managers – Ortigas – Nov 28-29 – Expecting 40 attendees

Big Data 101 – Davao – Nov 25, 2017 – Expecting 30 Attendees

Analytics Freelancers Mindanao – Dec 8, 2018 – Expecting 25 Attendees

Big Data Analytics & Data Value Chain – Bacolod – Dec 8, 2017 – Expecting 25 Attendees

Train the Analytics Trainer Batch II – Bacolod, Dec 11, 2017 – Expecting 15 Attendees

Data Night Iloilo – January 12, 2018 – Expecting 100 Attendees

Big Data 101 Iloilo – January 12, 2018 – Expecting 30 Attendees.

And that is how you start the ball rolling to upskill train 500,000 Filipinos by 2022.

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Analytics Leadership – DMAIPH is a founding member of the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP.PH) and specializes in arming the Data-Driven Leader with the tools and techniques they need to build and empower an analytics centric organization. Analytics leadership requires a mastery of not just analytics skill, but also of nurturing an analytics culture.

We have guided thousands of Filipino professionals to become better analytics leaders. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to discuss a uniquely tailored strategy to ensure you are the top of your game when it comes to Analytics Leadership.

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One Of The Key Differences About The AAP… Our Strong Ties to Academia.

It’s not a coincidence that the Analytics Association of the Philippines has such a strong focus on skills building and talent development.

In fact the majority of our founding board members either are currently or have in the past taught in higher education.

The reality of the current analytics landscape in the Philippines is that we need large scale initiatives to both upskill the existing workforce as well engage with the government and with academe to ensure a steady stream of analytics savvy graduates.

Some of the initiatives we have in the works include:

  • Upskilling training as many as 500,000 Filipinos currently working in the IT-BPO sector whose jobs are at risk do to AI
  • Facilitating a series of academic conferences to empower analytics educators with more tools and resources
  • Conducting train the trainer classes to build up the necessary number of analytics experts who can assist in both the massive upskilling and the teacher conferences
  • Working with a wide range of associations and organizations to offer targeted analytics training for their members
  • Bringing together analytics training providers, academic programs, industry leaders and government officials to unify the analytics ecosystem.

To meet the founding board members of the AAP, interact with many of the 30+ companies already working with the AAP, and to learn more about Big Data Analytics here in the Philippines, check out the following event:

https://conferences.enderunextension.com/conferences/big-data-analytics-summit-2017

It’s a holiday for many of us, but learning about analytics never stops.

See you there!

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Analytics Leadership – DMAIPH is a founding member of the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP.PH) and specializes in arming the Data-Driven Leader with the tools and techniques they need to build and empower an analytics centric organization. Analytics leadership requires a mastery of not just analytics skill, but also of nurturing an analytics culture. We have guided thousands of Filipino professionals to become better analytics leaders. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to discuss a uniquely tailored strategy to ensure you are the top of your game when it comes to Analytics Leadership.

Digital Marketing Analytics on November 24

In partnership with Cirrolytix, DMAIPH presents to you Digital Marketing Analytics Training happening on November 24 (Friday, 9AM – 5PM) at Astoria Plaza, Escriva Dr., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

This course builds on the theory and foundations of marketing analytics and focuses on practical application by demystifying the use of data in marketing and helping you realize the power of visualizing data with artful use of numbers found in the digital space.

Session One: Digital Marketing and Analytics

  • Objectives of Digital Marketing
  • Data Value Chain in Digital Marketing
  • Data analytics roles in Digital Marketing
  • Analytics: Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive

Session Two: Data Visualization Primer

  • Which chart for which question
  • Time-series analysis in Digital
  • Composition analysis in Digital
  • Scatterplots and comparative analysis in Digital
  • Heatmap analysis in Digital

Session Three: Predictive market segmentation

  • Market segmentation concepts
  • Market behaviour analysis
  • Assigning customers to the right clusters

Session Four: Recommendation engines

  • Market basket analysis and product affinity
  • Predicting next best product purchases

Session Five: Marketing Attribution

  • Creating an attribution model
  • Predicting marketing to sales performance
  • Marketing model optimization and sensitivity

Session Six: Sentiment Analysis

  • Text analysis primer
  • Processing unstructured data
  • Predicting social media response

Session Seven: Digital Analytics Maturity

  • Review of analytic maturity levels
  • Creating a data-driven culture
  • Learnings from disruptive data-driven companies

 

Training Investment:

EXCLUSIVE OFFER! Pay on or before October 30, 2017
P4,000 + VAT/ Participant

EARLY BIRD: Pay on or before November 10, 2017
P6,000 + VAT/ Participant

GROUP RATE
P6,500 + VAT/ Participant

REGULAR RATE: Starting November 11, 2017
P7,300 + VAT/ Participant

Investment includes AM/PM Snacks, Buffet Lunch, Workbook, Copy of the Presentation, Training Materials, Raffle Prices and Certificate of Completion. 

To register: http://bit.ly/2pzFQxx

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