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The Charlotte BI Group, or CBIG as we like to call ourselves, is a technical user group focused on business intelligence, analytics, data warehousing, and big data.

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Jan. 2018: So What? Using Visual Stories to Drive Action

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, January 9, 2018

5:30 pm:  Dinner and mingling with fellow CBIG members 

6:00 pm:  Introductions and Spotlight Sponsor presentation

6:15 pm:  Main Presentation with Elizabeth Ricks

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Topic: So What? Using Visual Stories to Drive Action 

Session Description: The typical graph in a business presentation often leads our audience wondering... so what? When the “so what” isn’t succinctly answered through effective visuals and story, it can lead our audience to ask for more data, more data, and more data. Join this short session, where Elizabeth Ricks illustrates how to avoid analysis paralysis by turning a typical business graph into an effective visualization weaved into a story. You’ll leave the session with a better understanding of the power of telling stories with data and practical tips you can immediately put into practice for greater impact when communicating in a data-driven way.

Speaker Bio: Elizabeth Ricks has a passion for good data visualization, information design and storytelling. She’s spent her career in various analytical roles in the pharmaceutical, retail, manufacturing and financial services industries where all of her roles have had one common theme: analyzing information and communicating it to stakeholders. Elizabeth has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Business Analytics and in her career has touched the entire analytical process from gathering, cleaning, organizing, modeling and analyzing data and now spends her time teaching others on the often-ignored (and arguably most important piece!): communicating data to drive action.  She works as a consultant for Storytelling with Data and is based in Charlotte, NC.

Meeting Location: Microsoft Office, 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273. We're in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) in the left building - the 2nd door, farthest from the entrance.

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