AnalyticsWeek Leadership Podcast with Michael O’Connell, Tibco Software

October 14, 2016

In this session, Michael O’Connell, Chief Analytics Officer, TIBCO Software, sat with Vishal Kumar, CEO AnalyticsWeek and shared his journey as a Chief Analytics Executive, shared best practices, cultural hacks for upcoming executives, shared his perspective on changing BI landscape and how businesses could leverage that and shared some challenges/opportunities he’s observing across various industries.


0:28 Michael’s journey.
4:12 CDO, CAO, and CTO.
7:30 Adoption of data analytics capabilities.
9:55 The BI industry dealing with the latest in data analytics.
12:10 Future of stats.
14:58 Creating a center of excellence with data.
18:00 Evolution of data in BI.
21:40 Small businesses getting started with data analytics.
24:35 First steps in the process of becoming a data-driven company.
26:28 Convincing leaders towards data science.
28:20 Shortest route to become a data scientist.
29:49 A typical day in Michael’s life.

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Here’s Michael’s Bio:
Michael O’Connell, Chief Analytics Officer, TIBCO Software, developing analytic solutions across a number of industries including Financial Services, Energy, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods & Retail, and Telco, Media & Networks. Michael has been working on analytics software applications for the past 20 years and has published more than 50 papers and several software packages on analytics methodology and applications. Michael did his Ph.D. work in Statistics at North Carolina State University and is Adjunct Professor Statistics in the department.

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