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The Numbers that Didn’t Exist, with Tim Rodman

Tim Rodman revisits his backyard BBQ education in PowerPivot. Not just any BBQ, this one hosted two corporate powerhouses casually chatting analytic software over the grill. After this informal introduction, Tim went on to become yet another Power BI OG.

Written by on January 18, 2022

Stay Away from Guadalcanal, w/ Olivier Travers

For the second part of our 2022 New Year double feature, we sat down with Olivier Travers.  Olivier has had quite the data journey that has taken him from France to Germany, Portugal, Italy, and finally, to Chile where he serves clients all over the world as a Business Intelligence advisor and consultant…an expert in Power BI, he’s focused on data visualization, SaaS integration, and software architecture! He also knows quite a bit about MMA and Brazilian JuJitsu, and a spirited discussion on who would win in a fight ensues!

Written by on January 4, 2022

Hawking Data and Stymying Offenses, w/ Coach Chase Hargis

The data gene lurks everywhere, including deep in the heart of Texas High School Football!  Enter Coach Chase Hargis, Defensive coach of the Magnolia High School Football team in Texas and also a data guy, who asked P3 Adaptive to help with a very specific data problem…how to visualize football data so as to give an edge to his players?

Written by on December 14, 2021

Birth of a Data-Driven Salesperson, w/ Carson Heady

What’s the first feeling that you get when you hear the word Sales or Salesperson?  We believe that most people do not get warm fuzzies when they hear those words! Carson Heady is Director, Health Solutions – U.S. Health & Life Sciences at Microsoft and shatters the negative stereotypes of the Salesperson.  He is about as human and helpful as any guest we’ve had on the show, and we’re quite sure that his customers agree!

Written by on December 7, 2021

Free Range Analytics, w/ Angel Abundez

We’ve been quite busy not only just here at Raw Data, business at P3 Adaptive HQ has been booming!  So much so, that we’ve had to add our 4th Director of Client Services to the team to keep up with our ever increasing business.  His name is Angel Abundez, and his journey has zigzagged him across both Rob and Tom’s paths in the past (and maybe yours as well along the way) and has led him here today, sitting down and sharing his story with us!

Written by on November 2, 2021

Leaders Need Not be Flashy, w/ Microsoft VP Dave Gainer

If it wasn’t for Rob’s interaction with Dave Gainer during his time at Microsoft, there’s no doubt that Rob’s life and career path would have been vastly different, and very likely not in a good way!  Dave currently is Vice President of Product for Microsoft Office, but he’s ALWAYS been a great leader of people.

Written by on October 20, 2021

M is for Imke, w/ Imke Feldmann

Imke Feldmann is among the first few to have recognized the incredible value and potential of this thing called Power Pivot in Excel (which was the precursor to Power BI).  And did she ever run with it, launching quite the successful solo consultancy and training service!

Written by on October 13, 2021

Septic Companions and Breaded Capacitors, w/ Chris Rae

Chris Rae has had quite the data journey!  In his current form, he’s the co-creator of MyCoast, an app that helps government entities clean up hazards on coastlines.
He’s travelled many paths on his journey, from the banking space to working on Excel and other projects at Microsoft and all points in between and beyond!

Written by on September 29, 2021

The Power Ranking Godfather, w/ Jeff Sagarin & Wayne Winston

There’s a place where sports and data meet, and it’s as powerful a collision as on any football field!  Currently, sports analytics drives professional teams to make decisions that affect the future of the organization. Jeff Sagarin has been a figurehead in the sports analytics realm for decades, and we’re thrilled to have had the chance to have him on to talk about his data journey!

Written by on September 21, 2021

99% is the New Zero, w/ Microsoft Director Shelly Avery

Shelly Avery is a member of Microsoft’s Healthcare Solution Acceleration Team, helping Healthcare customers digitally transform their businesses.  As you listen to this conversation you’ll realize, as we did, that Shelly knows the tech AND the human side of the tech very well!

Written by on September 14, 2021

The Plural of Alex is Alex, w/ Alex Dupler and Alex Powers

We welcome Power Platform expertise in the form of Two Alex! Alex Dupler and Alex Powers both work at Microsoft. The organization they work for and their first names aren’t the only thing that these two share! They also both have a lot of experience with and passion for the Power Platform. These guys know data!

Written by on September 7, 2021

Speak Softly but Pack a Mean Elbow, w/ Jen Stirrup

When Jen Stirrup speaks, she speaks softly.  The meaning of her words, however, speak loudly! You don’t earn the nickname the Data Whisperer without knowing a great deal about Business Intelligence and AI. Jen certainly knows not only those topics, she knows SO much more!

Written by on August 31, 2021