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We have launched our podcast series “Ask QueBIT about Analytics” to share what we have learned with real life stories and practical advice that we hope will help you on your analytics journey.If you are a manager on the front-lines, how do you make the best decisions for your business? It helps if y… read more

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Episode 37: Learning about Splunk

August 6th, 2020

15:31

Episode 37: Learning about Splunk

Guest: Jim Miller

It’s not easy keeping up with technology but one of QueBIT’s Master Consultants, Jim Miller, has …

Episode 36: Analytics Shorts: 3 Stories

July 30th, 2020

13:11

Episode 36: Analytics Shorts: 3 Stories


Guests: Christine Schoenen, Dan Viterise, Jim Miller


This week we are showcasing three of QueBIT’s expert …

Episode 35: Cash Forecasting

June 4th, 2020

29:04

Guest: Gary Quirke 

What do “cash forecasting” and “looking out for bears” have in common? Both these activities have existential consequences. The damage a bear can cause is obviously terrifying to think of, but if …

Episode 34: The Hidden Heroes of Planning, Forecasting & Analysis

May 28th, 2020

16:49

Guest: AG Tan

Planning, forecasting, reporting and analysis are core business activities served by analytics technology. Many companies are busily …

Episode 33: Recommendations for Planning in a COVID-19 World

May 7th, 2020

15:54

Guests: Justin Croft and James Saronson

When there is so much going on around you that you can’t do anything about, it is helpful to reflect on the …

Episode 32: Embedding AI in FPA Replay

April 23rd, 2020

33:03

Episode 32: Embedding AI in FPA Replay

Guest: AG Tan

This episode is a replay of an in-person keynote presentation delivered at IBM’s offices in New York City in November 2019. The purpose of the talk was to demystify …

Episode 31: Analytics in Uncertain Times: COVID-19 edition

April 8th, 2020

12:10

Episode 31: Analytics in Uncertain Times: COVID-19 edition

Guest: Gary Quirke

QueBIT has clients from all industries, that range in size from smaller and mid-sized businesses to giant global companies. Surveying our …

Episode 30: Analytics for Hospitality & Property Management

December 5th, 2019

31:26

Episode 30: Analytics for Hospitality & Property Management

Guest: Walter Hugo Añez

Customer experience is a hot topic in every business these days, but in the hospitality industry it has always been paramount! When …

Episode 29: Predictive Forecasting: Under the Covers

November 7th, 2019

25:00

Episode 29: Predictive Forecasting: Under the Covers

Guest: Scott Mutchler

If you have ever worried that Predictive Forecasting as an application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning is more hype than …

Episode 28: The Challenge of Implementing Analytics on a Global Scale

October 31st, 2019

19:20

Episode 28: The Challenge of Implementing Analytics on a Global Scale

Guest: Dan Viterise

People, especially developers and other technologists like …

Episode 27: Analytics in the Health Insurance Industry

October 25th, 2019

31:47

Episode 27: Analytics in the Health Insurance Industry

Guest: Ryan McKinney

If you heard that profit margins in the health insurance industry can be …

Episode 26: Trusting the AI Forecast in Finance

October 16th, 2019

22:41

Episode 26: Trusting the AI Forecast in Finance

Guest: Allen Hudson

Many companies are looking for a way to transcend the limitations of Excel for financial and operational planning, reporting and analysis. They need …

Episode 25: IBM Cognos Analytics – a New Paradigm for Business Intelligence

September 26th, 2019

28:42

Episode 25: IBM Cognos Analytics – a New Paradigm for Business Intelligence

Guest: Gus Slaughter

Back in the early 2000s Cognos was the leader in …

Episode 24: Planning for Change Management

September 19th, 2019

17:52

Episode 24: Planning for Change Management

Guest: Brian Moore

Regardless of whether you like or dislike change, the best way to manage it is to assume there will be disruption! When change comes to a business in the …

Episode 23: Predictive Price Optimization

September 12th, 2019

24:18

Episode 23 - Predictive Price Optimization

Guest: James Saronson

How to price your product or service is a fundamental question in any business. If you price too high, you may sell less than you might, and if you price …

Episode 22: A Practical Approach to Innovation in Analytics

September 5th, 2019

27:57

Episode 22: A Practical Approach to Innovation in Analytics

Guest: Andreas Kugelmeier, IBM

Innovation is much easier to talk about than to do in practice. Challenges include getting buy-in from groups you depend on but …

Episode 21: Everything you always wanted to know about Testing

August 29th, 2019

33:48

Episode 21: Everything you always wanted to know about Testing

Guest: Jim Brinnen

When implementing a new analytics system, testing is sometimes treated as a “nice-to-have” rather than a core requirement. While no one …

Episode 20: Data Virtualization

July 25th, 2019

17:28

Episode 20: Data Virtualization

Guest: Keith Hollen

Data Virtualization technologies can be used in a number of different ways, including real-time …

Episode 19: Lean Demand Forecasting

July 5th, 2019

31:52

Episode 19: Lean Demand Forecasting

Guest: Dan Barrett

Dan Barrett, QueBIT’s Advanced Analytics Technical Sales Manager, claims that MOST companies waste far too much time on demand forecasting!

Considering how crucial …

Episode 18: The Evolution of Business Intelligence

June 27th, 2019

23:13

Episode 18: The Evolution of Business Intelligence

Guest: Robin Wilkinson

It turns out that Business Intelligence (BI), as a concept, has been around …

Episode 17: Analytics for Retail Buyers

June 21st, 2019

25:22

Episode 17: Analytics for Retail Buyers

Guest: Jim Hanifin

As on-line shopping becomes the norm, the traditional retail industry is going through a …

Episode 16: How to become an Analytics Expert

June 14th, 2019

34:04

Episode 16: How to become an Analytics Expert

Guests: Daniel Williams, Odile Davis Wolfe, Pete Horgan

QueBIT has grown by cross-training business and …

Episode 15: A Financial Consolidation is an Analytics Project!

May 23rd, 2019

19:42

Episode 15: A Financial Consolidation is an Analytics project!

Financial Analytics is an important branch of the field of Analytics. It involves data …

Episode 14: Nerding out on FP&A!

May 16th, 2019

18:52

Episode 14: Nerding out on FP&A!

Guest: Beth Thomas

The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) function is the original analytics function within any organization. The Profit & Loss (P&L), Balance …

Episode 13: The Evolution of Analytics Solutions

May 9th, 2019

19:47

Episode 13: The Evolution of Analytics Solutions

Guest: Gary Corrigan

15 years ago, when Gary Corrigan first sold analytics technologies, customers …

Episode 12: My Bank FIRED me as their customer!

May 2nd, 2019

22:59

Episode 12: My Bank FIRED me as their customer!

A few years ago, A.G. – who lives in the United States - received a letter from her bank in Denmark …

Episode 11: Surprise! Analytics isn’t about Changing your Business!

April 25th, 2019

17:08

Episode 11: Surprise! Analytics Isn’t About Changing Your Business!

Guest: Joel Kehm

Analytics is NOT about changing your business: it’s about running your business better! If your business is about manufacturing …

Episode 10: Implementing Predictive Demand Planning at a Paper Manufacturer

April 18th, 2019

26:14

Episode 10: Implementing Predictive Demand Planning at a Paper Manufacturer

Guest: Tim Corrigan

Predictive Demand Planning is the classic application of Advanced Analytics. The idea is that historical actual data (how …

Episode 9: Using APIs to Customize your Analytics Solutions

April 11th, 2019

27:09

 Episode 9: Using APIs to Customize your Analytics Solutions 

Guest: Mike Cowie

At QueBIT our purpose is to help companies make better decisions …

Episode 8: Turning the Office of Finance into a Center for Data Analytics

April 4th, 2019

11:58

Episode 8: Turning the Office of Finance into a Center for Data Analytics

Guest: Cathy Jirak

When Cathy Jirak and Gary Quirke founded QueBIT about 20 years ago, they were really just looking for a way to get their lives …

Episode 7: Biotechnology Financial Modeling Case Study

March 28th, 2019

24:07

Episode 7: Biotechnology Financial Modeling Case Study 

Guest: Lance Antwine

Lance Antwine, CPA and Implementation Manager at QueBIT, has had a long …

Episode 6: So you want to use Advanced Analytics to boost ROI? Here’s how.

March 22nd, 2019

22:08

Episode 6: So you want to use Advanced Analytics to boost ROI? Here’s how. 

Guest: Lee Allgood

Before he came to QueBIT, Lee Allgood used to work at a large manufacturing company whose customers were retailers. In this …

Episode 5: How to Shop for an Analytics Solution

March 13th, 2019

25:39

Guest: Leo Cohen 

Leo Cohen began his professional career as a financial analyst in a very large corporation and has intimate first-hand knowledge of financial analytics including financial reporting, planning, …

Episode 4: IBM Watson in Real Life

March 5th, 2019

12:36

Guest: Jim Miller

QueBIT Master Consultant Jim Miller has an unusual hobby: he researches and writes books about technology! Jim has written

Episode 3: A Practical Approach to Predictive Analytics

February 23rd, 2019

18:50

Guest: Dallas Crawford Predictive (and other Advanced) Analytics capabilities are often presented in a way that is daunting to the ordinary business person. Meanwhile the demand for people with data science skills is …

Episode 2: Predictive Analytics for Finance: 101 - Ask QueBIT About Analytics Podcast

February 8th, 2019

17:52

Guests: Gary Quirke

Long before becoming a founder of QueBIT Consulting, Gary Quirke was a Chartered Accountant and financial analyst. That …

Episode 1: Why Embed Analytics in Everyday Business Processes? - AskQueBIT About Analytics

February 7th, 2019

19:05

Guests: Gary Quirke (CEO and Co-Founder of QueBIT) & Dallas Crawford (General Manager, Advanced Analytics, QueBIT)  QueBIT has made it its mission to help companies embed analytics – including financial and …

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