Why I’m Sticking with the Philippines

The past few months have seen a lot of negativity from President Duterte and his leadership team in their  comments about the state of U.S.-Philippines relations. Add to this the uncertainty around President Trump and his vision that suppresses globalization and threatens outsourcing.

The comments are sometimes a challenge for me to listen to as my connection to the Filipino people runs deep.

I grew up in Vallejo, California which has one of the largest and most vibrant Filipino communities outside of the Philippines.

The majority of my friends from elementary through high school are either Filipino immigrants or the children of Filipino immigrants.

My first crush was a Filipina. My junior prom data was a Filipina. I ended up marrying a Filipina. My brother married a Filipina. My son spent a year going to high school in the Philippines.

I not only love eating Caldereta and Adobo, but I can cook them really well.

I’m a huge fan of Jennylyn Mercardo and English Only Please is one of my all time favorite movies.

I have no problem riding in a Jeepney.

When I was working as an Analyst at Wells Fargo, I was deeply invested in making our remittance product the best in the business. I also volunteered to engage the Filipino community of almost 4 million at numerous events and promotions.

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When I finally had the chance to move to the Philippines to set up my analytics business, I did so to fulfil my destiny… to empower Filipinos to use more analytics in their business decision-making.

To date I have hired over 200 Filipinos, have spoken at dozens of schools in the Philippines and have provided analytics training to thousands of Filipinos.

Like just about any American who spends quality time in the Philippines, I love the Philippines.

No matter what happens between my government by birth and my government by choice, I will always feel that deep down inside my place is in the Philippines.

Because the heart of the Filipino is truly special in this world.

And that is why I am sticking with the Philippines.

My Analytics Story – My passion is solving problems by bringing together the best talent, cutting edge technology and tried and true methodologies. DMAIPH is all about empowering people towards better Decision-Making through the use Analytics and business Intelligence. This is what I do best. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly for a free consultation about getting more analytics into your career and your business.

The Stuff of Legends

The 2016 San Francisco Giants beat the odds.

After having a horrible second half of the season, even the most die-hard Giants fans were on the edge of giving up.

But they persisted.

They didn’t give up.

The keep fighting until the last day of the season.

Then they made the playoffs.

And they beat the odds again and beat the New York Mets.

They got their shot and they made it.

Now they have even bigger odds facing them to beat the Chicago Cubs.

You can look at all the data you want, but sometimes it just comes down to things hard to measure.

Like heart.

Like persistence.

Like belief.

You need these things to make it.

I love data and use it all the time, but sometimes in life you just can’t explain how some can beat the odds.

Like the 2016 Giants.

This is the stuff of legends.

Analytics Leadership – DMAIPH 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.

The Cost of Ambition

Saw this on LinkedIn.

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It’s hard to put a price tag on it, but let’s put some data behind the Cost of Ambition anyway.

I worked a corporate 9 to 5 job for 15 years and I rarely just worked 40 hours a week. And for a significant % of the time I worked on things that didn’t always interest of challenge me.

Now I work 24/7 but it is very unstructured. And I am almost always working on things that are both interesting and challenging.

I no longer dread waking up. In fact I am generally full of energy right out of bed.

Before I couldn’t always take time off when I wanted to because it was someone else’s choice. Now It’s always my choice when to take time off.

More time to do what I want to do… cost benefit is a plus.

I have a combined 20,000+ connections on Linked, Facebook and Twitter. I have many, many friends. But I only spend significant time with a handful of them.

Big network, cost is a plus again.

I do indeed spend more time explaining myself then I used to. Being an analyst for Wells Fargo kind of speaks for itself. Being a entrepreneur who set up a business in the Philippines to empower people to use more data and analytics take a few more words to explain.

Often many more words. That’s a cost benefit as well. I can make more money because I can do more things.

As I evolve as a businessman and a professional analytics champion, I do spend more time alone.

The air is definitely thinner on top where the higher you go, the fewer you really relate too.

That might be perceived as a negative cost to many, but to me I’ll add it as plus too.

It takes a certain kind of person to do what I have done. I’ve been told I have moxie. That I am bold. I do not fear much and I enjoy jumping into the deep end of the pool.

As my acquaintances grow, so does my competition.

It is important to look for collaborators while at the same time get used to being burned by failed partnership.

There is definitely a negative cost financially, but I learned a lot of good lessons. So this cost is wash.

I do sometimes feel alone. But more often than not I’m too busy to notice.

Ambition does indeed have its costs. More of somethings, less of others.

But when I add up what my choices have cost me, they pale in comparison to what my choices have brought me.

Success, satisfaction and knowing that if I die tomorrow, I truly did make the world a better place.

And that is priceless.

My Analytics Story – My passion is solving problems by bringing together the best talent, cutting edge technology and tried and true methodologies. DMAIPH is all about empowering people towards better Decision-Making through the use Analytics and business Intelligence. This is what I do best. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly for a free consultation about getting more analytics into your career and your business. 

Which Analytics Training Is For You?

From my perspective analytics training options fall into the following categories:

  1. Introduction to and/or Overview of Analytics
  2. Technical Training on Specific Analytics Topics
  3. Data Science/Advanced Analytics Training

Knowing which type of training you are selecting is super important as people just starting to get comfortable with analytics will probably be lost in a data science training.

On the flip side, a seasoned data geek will get bored in a introduction or overview class.

SO how can you tell which is which?

Here are a few suggestion on how to separate the intro classes from the technical classes from the data science classes .

First, most people who train on predictive analytics, using lots of math, statistics and building data models are probably talking data science. To get your bang for your buck in these classes you need to have a lot of exposure to the science side of analytics and be completely comfortable finding, analyzing and reporting data.

Second, if you are already working with data and you have specific tools you are working with for specific data functions, then you might be best served by going to a technical centric training. Like if you are using a tool like Tableau or Qlik or IBM Cognos to do marketing analytics or sending workforce management reports.

That leaves people who are either new to the idea of analytics or are just not sure where to start. Then you need an overview of analytics to figure out what you need in your business. Once you have a handle on your data, then you can really focus on certain technical aspects and get into data science.

The training I am conducting on November 22 is of the third kind. I will be giving an overview of various analytics techniques and technologies and introducing you to a variety of concepts to make the idea of using data to make decisions a reality.

On February, 21, 2017 I will be hosting a training on Data Analytics. E-mail us at analytics@dmaiph.com to register or get more info.

As a bonus, all attendees will also get a copy of my new book, Putting Your Data to Work. It’s a guidebook specifically designed for Filipino professionals looking to up their analytics games.

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Analytics Training – DMAIPH offers a wide range of analytics centric training solutions for professionals and students via public, in-house, on-site, and academic settings. We tailor each training event to meet the unique needs of the audience. If you need empowerment and skills enhancement to optimize the use of analytics in your organization, we are here to help. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to set up a free consultation on which of our DMAIPH analytics training solutions is best for you.

The Analytics I See While Sitting @ Taco Bell

I know I a total analytics nerd.

While sitting a taco bell I started thinking of all the data and analysis that this places creates.

So I’ll imagine I’m the franchise owner. Obviously my biggest concern is making a profit.

Its 9am on a weekday morning. Not very busy. Come to think of it, I have been to this location several times and have never seen it very busy. I’m sure they have peak times, but I have never seen one.

So let me take a step back and think about things like an analyst advising the owner.

First off, what % of profit comes from what time and day of the week. Defining peak times is something most business owners deal with to make sure they are staffed correctly.

Being optimal with staffing is one way successful businesses prosper and unsuccessful ones fail. Idle employees quickly become bad employees and overworked employees also become bad employees. There are two customers inside, just the occasional drive through customer, yet there are 6 employees here. Way more than needs to be I think. Looking at the data would undoubtedly tell the whole story and allow better workforce planning decisions.

The 2nd thing that comes to mind is the competition. Taco Bell is rarely thought of as a morning option. There are literally a dozen Starbucks within 5 minute’s drive and as least as many other coffee places.

Then you have the fact this location is between a McDonalds, a Jack in a Box and a Nation’s. All places with a much higher top of mind appeal when it comes to a quick breakfast. The menu and pricing is most likely tied to corporate requirements, but to compete in this crowded marketplace you need to be good and you need to be cheap.

They have a pretty good $1 menu selection. That’s good because it means it’s cheaper than just about anywhere else around. TB also have a lot of unique offerings. So that is good. Finding ways to market those positives locally is probably a good place to look into the data.

Where, when and how can this location interact with potential customers to get TB higher up on the list of breakfast options. Lots of data there to be gathered and analyzed about both the completion and the demographics of current and potential customers.

The third thing that caught my attention is its calm here. Easy rock playing on the radio. No TVs. No kid’s playground. Not a lot of hustle and bustle.

I ended up writing 4 blog posts while sitting here. I also recall that on a recent visit someone was working on a laptop while here. Its not a bad place to get some work done. So looking at who comes in, how long they stay and what they do while they are here is worthwhile.

So, that is what analysts do. They observe, they collect, they analyze, they offer suggestions. Then they monitor, they measure, they report trends and uncover opportunities.

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Send someone to the local retirement communities (there are several in the area) to offer some kind of special loyalty program to people who dine in on weekday mornings. Make sure the staff is engaged with that demographic. Offer things that the competition does not and make a big deal about it.

All of this can be based on data, measured and refined using data and in the end increase the profitability of this location.

This is what I do in my spare time. Imagine what I can do to help you use analytics to increase your profits and optimized your business.

Small Business Analytics – The field of small business analytics is just starting to blossom as companies are looking for more data-driven decision-making to prosper in the age of Big Data. DMAIPH is at the fore front of providing analytics training, consulting and outsourcing options to small businesses. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to set up a free consultation on how to get more analytics in your small business.

 

 

 

 

Why I Know I Can Help

All my life I have enjoyed helping people.

I tutored a lot throughout my education.

In college I set out to be a teacher. To not just help, but to educate.

Being in a classroom was not enough, as I learned the whole world can be a classroom.

As my skills in analytics increased, my ability to help more people make data-driven decisions increased as well.

Now I am at a point where I know a lot about a lot.

Now I have gotten pretty good at sharing what I know in ways that empowers and inspires others.

I have been doing this for several years now.

Talking about analytics, blogging about data-driven decision-making and writing books about how to use analytics.

This is why I know I can help you too.

Everyone needs help finding the right data.

Everyone can use new perspectives on how to conduct analysis.

Everyone benefits from sharing data and analysis to drive a strategy forward or to solve problems.

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Some do it a lot better than others. A few may actually be so good at what they do that it may seem they don’t need help. But odds are you are not one of them.

Data is everywhere. We all do some sort of analytics. But we never have enough.

Being an analytics champion, striving to help people be better at what they do is what I am all about.

That is why I know I can help you.

Small Business Analytics – The field of small business analytics is just starting to blossom as companies are looking for more data-driven decision-making to prosper in the age of Big Data. DMAIPH is at the fore front of providing analytics training, consulting and outsourcing options to small businesses. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to set up a free consultation on how to get more analytics in your small business.

 

My Passion for Analytics > Why I Do What I Do

With each morning, I wake up and feel a renewed sense of purpose.

A new day, another chance to use my brain to solve problems.

Some days it a project for a client, some days it’s a new batch of people waiting to be empowered to do more analytics, and some days it’s a more personal use of analytics to solve life challenges.

We are all in our own ways, analytical. We all use data in our decision-making, even if many don’t really see it. There is so much data in our lives that everyone practices analytics.

But what set’s me and people like me apart is that we are passionate about using data in our analysis. We are constantly looking for new data sources, to validate existing data and find ways to integrate it into what we do.

People like me often end up being analysts by profession. It is a good use of our innate curiosity and belief that just about any question can be answered if you have the right data.

A lot of analysts do seem to be more intelligent and probably more nerdy then many people. That goes with being reflective, taking educated guesses and not being overly emotional when it comes to decisions.

Finding people like me is something I constantly do. Talking about our data and sharing are analysis and partnering with each other to solve problems.

When you have a group of friends like this, you do great things in life. When you have a team of workers like this, you have a data-driven business.

So I talk about my story a lot. How I got to be a great analyst. How I have enjoyed a satisfying career and been successful in business. There are a lot of people who have similar dreams and similar abilities.

They just need to be empowered. To have the curiosity unleased. To be surrounded by people in both life and work that push them to use their analytics talent to do bigger and better things.

When you have the right data, being analyzed by great people, you end up with amazing results.

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That is why I love what I do.

That is how I wake up every day with a sense of passion about my ability to make a difference in the world.

If you follow my blog, read my book or are connected with me on social media, then you are probably wondering how to find a conduit for your passion for data and analysis too.

And that means there is a reason to get up tomorrow morning and do it all over again.

 

Learn How to Turn Your Data Into Insightful and Actionable Analysis

Data Analytics Seminar

February 21,2017

9:00am- 5:00pm

Discovery Suites, ADB Drive, Ortigas Center

Objectives

  •  We will start with a basic overview of analytics, current trends in the field and how analytics is being used here in the Philippines.
  • Through a couple of hands on exercises, we will practice finding data, analyzing it and reporting our findings.
  • We will go in depth understand several key components of analytics including business intelligence, competitive landscaping, data visualization and business dashboards.
  • We conclude the day by taking an assessment of each of our own business and starting to develop strategies to enhance the analytics culture in our business.
  • Learn more about Big Data and Data Warehousing

Key Topics

  1. What is Data Analytics?
  2. Overview of Data Analytics in the Philippines
  3. Self- assessment of your own Analytics
  4. Finding Data, Mining and Presenting Data
  5. Internet Research Tips
  6. Management Reporting
  7. Reporting Using Excel
  8. Big Data and Data Warehousing
  9. Discussion about Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics
  10. Business Intelligence and Business Dashboards
  11. Using Data Analytics to Drive Decisions

At the end of this course you will learn:

  • How to do public data mining
  • How to provide data for Business Intelligence
  • How to build better reports in Excel
  • How to manage data for a business dashboard

Requirements: At least basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Who should attend?

People who make countless decisions every day!

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
    • Business Owners / Leaders
  • Team Leads
    • Accountants
    • Analysts
    • Students Enrolled In Related Courses of Study
  • Human Resources and Recruiting

This innovative and one of a kind workshop will provide you with easy to implement strategies to increase your effectiveness in decision- making.

While most people have an idea of what analytics is: data, analysis, metrics, and business intelligence are just the start… it is an abstract concept that is difficult to summarize in a sentence or two. Most business leaders know that they need more analytics based decision making in their operations, however few have figured out how to obtain it as analytics software or engaging high priced consultants doesn’t suffice.

This is where we come in. Daniel Meyer spent 15 years as an analyst with Wells Fargo Bank in the US, has combined that practical experience with his educational background; has a master’s degree in education, and developed an innovative training approach to analytics. DMAIPH specializes in a variety of analytics training solutions including ones designed for call center managers, recruiters, HR professionals, fresh grads, and analysts.

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Exclusive Offer!! 

P 5,800.00 + VAT

This offer includes:

An Analytics Book especially designed for Filipino Professional

(Pay the full amount on or before January 20, 2017)

Group Rate (Minimum of 5)

P5,400.00

 Regular Rate: 

P 6,600.00 + Vat

(starting January 21, 2017)

All rates includes: Training Modules, AM/PM Snacks, Lunch and Certificate of Completion.

Registration 

Kindly email us your Name, Company, Job Title and Phone Number. With the Subject: Data Analytics Seminar 

info@sonicanalytics.com | analytics@dmaiph.com

You may contact us at (0917)799-2827 | (02) 959-8017

Terms and Conditions

  1. Seminar Registration shall be carried out via Sonic Analytics’ Website or the link provided by Sonic Analytics or DMAIPH, by entering the necessary information into the relevant online application form.
  2. After registration, the following will be e-mailed to the registrants: A) Confirmation email; and  B) the Invoice
  3. Contract for the seminar shall be deemed to be completed upon the receipt of the confirmation email. If a registrant’s application cannot be accepted due to lack of vacancies or for any other reasons, he/she will be informed immediately
  4. Cancellation by the delegate will be subject to cancellation charges as follows: More than 15 days prior to commencement of the course: No penalty.6 to 14 days prior to commencement of the course: 25% of course fee.5 days  prior to commencement of the course: 100% of course fee.Failure to attend course without prior notice being given: 100% of course fee.

Sonic Analytics and DMAIPH reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a Public Course and in these situations every effort will be made to accommodate delegates on an alternative course or refund payment in full.

  • Payment of the full course fee is required within 7 days of receipt of invoice. Failed to do so, the reservation shall be forfeited
  • The course fee covers training, venue, training materials, am/pm snacks, lunch and certificate of completion.
  • All stated fees are exclusive of VAT

Mode of Payment

  • DMAI accepts Cash and Cheque only
  • You may deposit the amount on our BPI Account:
  • Account Name: DMAIPH DATA ANALYTICS
  • Account Number: 3553-3662-74

About the Speaker 

Daniel Meyer

Analytics Expert and Author

-President and Founder of DMAIPH and Sonic Analytics

-15 years of experience in the banking industry.

-Masters’ in Education

-5 years college teaching experience

-Published an Analytics Book titled “Putting Your Data to Work”

Having spent 15 years as an analyst in Wells Fargo Bank, Mr. Meyer gets analytics. With the combination of his practical experience and his educational background; Mr. Meyer has developed a unique and innovative training approach to analytics.

P600.00+ Shipping Fee

Putting Your Data to Work by Mr. Daniel Meyer is designed to be an analytics guidebook for the Filipino Professional. The primary aim of the book is to acquaint everyday professionals with a working knowledge of the key concepts of analytics. Whether you are an analyst, do analysis in your job or manage someone who does analysis, this book will help you get started with using more data in your decision-making.

To avail the book or get a free short version of the book, kindly email us your details:

Name, Company, Job Title, Full Address (for shipping) and Phone Number

For inquiries please call us at (02) 959-8017 and (0917) 799-2827

analytics@dmaiph.com | info@sonicanalytics.com

Testimonials 

“I really learned a lot especially in terms of how to maximize the wealth of talent-related information that we have in PMFTC. I am pleased to inform you that I am downloading tableau as i type this message. I am also currently outlining a report that i want to present to my boss by Monday. I am also thinking about ways to improve our team’s regular reporting to HR Managers, being that none of the HR Business Partners seems to read the weekly report that we publish. I am looking at making it more like an infographic rather than just a collection of pivot tables that it is today. I can go on and on about the things that i want do to with everything I learned today. Thanks again for today’s learning-filled session.”

-Patricia

PMFTC

“The training was informative. Learning the fundamentals of recruitment analytics will really help me in providing quality work to the team”

-Raine

Convergys

“Dan’s pretty good. Can’t wait to do something more practical in forms of the application of training lessons.”

-George

Accenture

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Analytics Training – DMAIPH offers a wide range of analytics centric training solutions for professionals and students via public, in-house, on-site, and academic settings. We tailor each training event to meet the unique needs of the audience. If you need empowerment and skills enhancement to optimize the use of analytics in your organization, we are here to help. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to set up a free consultation on which of our DMAIPH analytics training solutions is best for you.

Analytics Resource Speaker at Your Service

Analytics is my passion. I live to have conversations about using data to drive decision-making.

I share my passion through a variety of communication channels including my new book, Putting Your Data to Work, my blog (www.dmaiph.com), corporate trainings, and various public speaking engagements at conferences, seminars and schools.

Given what I have learned about your program so far, I am confident I can produce a high quality online training for your audience. If we are to target development professional, I can speak about how to enhance data gathering, improve data analysis and deliver impactful reports.

If we want to go broader, I can focus on a more general overview of how to infuse more analytics and data-driven decision-making into just about any organization.

The beauty of what I do is that just about everyone needs guidance in trying to get a handle on their data and use it to tell better stories. It is not hard to tailor a talk that give the audience exactly what they need when it comes to understanding and using analytics. I can  adjust my presentation based on the tech skills and data geekiness of the audience as needed.

If you are in a situation where you need a subject matter expert on analytics to help your audience to get excited about analytics, I am your man.

Getting To The Cutting Edge with HR Analytics

When I talk about HR Analytics, like I recently did at SMX as part of the 10th annual HR Congress, I generally break things into 4 topics areas. The four are:

  • Cutting Edge HR Analytics
  • Finding the Right Data
  • Key Analytic Techniques
  • Actionable Reporting

Teams that are successful in each of these 4 areas, will be ahead of the game when it comes to keeping HR at the forefront of defining, aligning and implementing business strategy.

Cutting Edge HR Analytics happens when you have the right combination of talent, technology and technique. You need the right people using the right technology and employing the right techniques to be successful when it comes to HR in the 21st century.

Being able to find the Right Data at the right time happens when you have the 3 T’s in place. This allows you to have all the data you need to answer business questions at your finger tips. And it allows HR to be the primary source is setting and guiding the execution of business strategy.

You can use Key Analytics Techniques to help you not only find the right data, but also to add new data sources and to build impactful reporting solutions. And you can share your techniques across the organization to empower others to use HR Data to drive business strategy.

The end goal of using HR Analytics is to provide actionable reports that keep the business aligned to its core strategy. By identifying opportunities and risks, by sharing data and analysis across the organization and empowering data-driven decision-making, HR Analytics is the key to success for any business.

If you are interested in learning more and would like to get a copy of Putting Your Data To Work , connect with me via e-mail at analytics@dmaiph.com

HR & Recruitment Analytics – The recruitment and retention of top talent is the biggest challenge facing just about every organization. DMAIPH is a leading expert in empowering HR & Recruitment teams with analytics techniques to optimize their talent acquisition and management processes. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to learn how to get more analytics in your HR & Recruitment process so you can rise to the top in the ever quickening demand for top talent.