Recent Work: Dave Stodder

Dave Stoddard

David Stodder

Senior Director of TDWI Research for business intelligence

David Stodder is senior director of TDWI Research for business intelligence. He focuses on providing research-based insights and best practices for organizations implementing BI, analytics, data discovery, data visualization, performance management, and related technologies and methods and has been a thought leader in the field for over two decades. Previously, he headed up his own independent firm and served as vice president and research director with Ventana Research. He was the founding chief editor of Intelligent Enterprise where he also served as editorial director for nine years.



  • Location, Location, Location: How Geoenrichment Can Improve Business Intelligence and Analytics

    Geospatial data is growing in importance for business intelligence as users seek to make sense of diverse data. One element that many types of data have in common is location. Critical attributes of human, machine, and application-generated data become clearer when the source’s location—or movement from one location to another—is known and incorporated into reporting and analysis. Business users can spot trends, patterns, gaps, and other data relationships more clearly if they are able to visually integrate different types of data with maps. If organizations can enrich demographic, behavioral, operational, and other data with location information, they will be on a faster path to generate breakthrough insights and make smarter decisions. December 7, 2017 View Now

  • Using Design Thinking to Unleash Creativity in BI and Analytics Development

    Design Thinking methods can help organizations overcome the limitations of traditional BI and analytics development. Design Thinking has enabled retail, banking, and other types of firms to revolutionize how they develop products and services to deliver exceptional customer experiences. These methods offer similar potential for unleashing your organization’s creativity in developing applications and services that delight internal users. With organizations under pressure to deliver higher ROI from data—and frustrated by BI and analytics applications and services that don’t meet users’ requirements or realize value from all the data that they have—now is the time to consider new approaches such as Design Thinking. December 6, 2017 View Now

  • Empowering the Citizen Data Scientist: How You Can Expand the Business Impact of Analytics

    With analytics becoming increasingly essential to all aspects of business, many organizations are facing a crisis. They need data science so they can extract maximum value from data, but there are still too few data scientists to go around. Although data scientists continue to be important for advanced requirements, organizations can now democratize data science so that more executives, managers, and other business users can take advantage, empowering a new breed of “citizen data scientists.” November 16, 2017 View Now

  • Three Ways to Succeed with Embedded Analytics

    One of the most effective ways to spread the value and accelerate the adoption of business intelligence (BI) and analytics is to embed it into operational applications. End users and customers value the ability to model, monitor, ask, and answer questions throughout the workflow of familiar business applications. In this webinar, you will learn three ways BI and analytics are typically embedded into operational applications, new embedded use cases, and what to consider in your embedded analytics evaluation. October 26, 2017 View Now

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