Power of Data Visualization Workshop
"Put an End to All Your Issues Regarding Visualizing Data and Communicating Them Properly!"
If data is a vital part of your job, and if the task of showing these data off in a catchy way always keeps you awake at night, then you will definitely need to keep reading!
Communicating data is the main issue we are solving in here! Throughout your daily job, you will face many challenges regarding communicating your data perfectly. And the key solution to master that is to totally change the perception of how you visualize data and how to use these visualization methodologies in helping your audience to clearly and simply perceive the data presented. And that’s what this workshop is about.
We are inviting you to attend “The Power of Data Visualization” workshop; the workshop that will put an end to all your issues regarding visualizing data and communicating them Probably!
HOW ARE WE GOING TO DO SO?
The plan is to reduce time and effort needed to create a report/dashboard along with learning how to communicate data attractively and simply. That will be done through mastering the 5 key elements of visualizing data:
1. Tell Your Story:
build a compelling story to communicate your data in a more appealing way by learning the following:
- Story structure
- How to craft a story
- How to tell a story
2. Keep It Simple
- Know the different chart types
- When to use every chart
- How to transform complex chart to simple chart
3. Using Colors
- The role of the colors
- Colors meanings
- Colors schemes
4. Drive the Focus
- How to grab the attention of your customer by using different techniques
5. Say It with Pictures
- Know how to use pictures to make your story more powerful
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This workshop is for those who ever wondered about the following:
WHAT WILL YOU BENEFIT FROM VISUALIZING YOUR DATA?
“The style of the delivery is very simple, to the point with no much details. Very valuable resources"
“Great delivery, new concepts, and expertise I wasn’t aware of. It’s practical and It also gave useful feedback on practical work”
About The Instructor
Ahmed Emad is a professional data visualization expert and the founder of Powerful Insights.
Ahmed has been dedicatedly developing business intelligence projects in the Middle East. One of his best projects was crafted when he was joining SAP as Performance Analytics Consultant, where he developed a set of 10 end to end BI projects using SAP BI tools; two of them won SAP bronze quality award.
Empowered with over 10 years of experience in visualizing data, Ahmed is utilizing his long experience and wide knowledge to boost business ROIs using the powers of visualizing data. He believes that transforming regular reports into perfectly visualized ones can be a turning point for the future of every business. His goal is to spread such powerful solution among those whose jobs include communicating with data.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Computer Science in 2006, I Joined “Mobinil” as a customer service representative in the corporate call center department. Attempting to move to another department, I worked hard till I was ranked the best agent on top of 80 agents in my first quarter. I continued to be ranked from the top 10 for 5 consecutive quarters till I eventually moved to the corporate sales department, and that’s where the story begins.
3 Hours to 1 Minute
In this department, they used to exert too much time and effort to produce the manual reports needed daily. Among these reports was a dashboard that must be sent to the director in the early morning of each day, but it was never there on time. “There must be an easier and faster way to do so!” A thought that led me to craft an automated tool that substituted all the manual steps, and accordingly turns a 3-hour task into a 1-minute job!
The management were amazed, they recognized how effective that tool was. Moreover, the performance of the team were boosted, it took them few minutes to finalize the needed report instead of all the hassle and unnecessary hard work. And finally, there is no delay in submitting daily reports on time.
“Where Should I Look First?”
In 2012, I got the chance to join “SAP” as a data visualization consultant. Being a part of one of the top software companies in the world, I was always in a mission of impressing my Argentinean manager; and my advanced dashboards was my tool to achieve so. “Where should I look first?” surprisingly, that was his reaction on seeing them. I was shocked. I didn’t know what is exactly wrong with my dashboard that I thought they were super. He suggested reading a book called “Show me the numbers” for Stephen Few and his reply was, “read the book and come back with the answer”. I read that book and I continued reading others and others, and these readings were a turning point in my data visualization journey.
That journey of exploring more and digging deeper into the theoretical part of data visualization was such an eye-opening one. It totally shifted my perception about data visualization and introduced me to the real keys of creating a stunning reports. And I finally got clues about the secrets of crafting a perfect dashboard.
“This is Exactly What I Want”
Another turning point was when I assigned to the task of applying presales activities for customers to convince them to purchase SAP products and services. In one of my visits to a customer who was struggling to find a solution to track his team's performance, and instead of presentation slides and usual sales tool, I showed him a strategically designed dashboard where all the benefits and features of our proposed solution were clearly and shortly displayed. He started to share his KPIs within the dashboard while his eyes were shining with triumph; “this is exactly what I want” he reacted.
Right from that moment, I realized that what I'm doing is not just smartly presenting data, its way beyond that. Visualizing data is the art of crafting reports in a way that allows decision makers to see where their business stands right now, where it is going and what the right steps to do next is. Since then, I assigned myself to the mission of empowering all decision makers with such powerful insights.