Who is this blog aimed at and what is its purpose?
The goal of this blog is to help analysts get up to speed with Business Intelligence tools and analytics techniques. Its about using smart technology and techniques to improve the allocation of analyst time so they can focus on work that can really pay dividends.
Who is this Steve guy?
I am Steve Fox, I am the business Intelligence Manager for a SME that operates in the Telco industry. We currently work in a number of countries including China, Australia, Brazil, & New Zealand. In the past I have worked for large Enterprises such as Microsoft & ANZ National Banking Group. My roles have have typically involved setting up and managing Customer / Business Insight teams and then defining the BI strategy. More recently I have made the conscious decision to work in SMEs. I feel, in smaller organisations, there is a greater opportunity to make a significant impact on the businesses.
Outside of work, I enjoy travelling and have visited approximately 30 countries in the last 10 years. As for other interests, I enjoy free diving, scuba diving, photography, sea kayaking, fishing, mountain biking and reading.
As for education, I have a PhD from Canterbury University (New Zealand), a 1st Class Bsc Honours from Tasmania University, and a BSc from Auckland University.