Over the last month, I educated myself on the topic, Business Intelligence. I learned a lot about the terminology used across the various industries, common processes, techniques, and business applications. My experience was both rewarding and challenging at the same time.
During the weeks, I conducted research and contributed to group discussions and creative projects on Business Intelligence (BI) topics associated with Data Visualization. I applied the knowledge I gained from academic mentors, scholarly articles and books, and online video repositories to research projects associated with the following areas:
Data Access & Preparation,
Data Modeling & Exploration,
Data Publishing & Accessing, and
Data Collaboration & Distribution using Microsoft’s Power BI Desktop/Services.
One of my favorite projects I worked on this past month was linked to the data associated with McCormick & Company’s financial information. This included leveraging the suite of functionality offered by Microsoft’s Power BI software to perform common Data Mining techniques and produce analytic insights via reports and/or dashboards.