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About Jen Underwood

Jen Underwood is the founder of Impact Analytix, LLC. She has a unique blend of product management and “hands-on” experience in data warehousing, reporting, visualization, and advanced analytics. In addition to keeping a constant pulse on industry trends, she enjoys digging into oceans of data to solve complex problems with machine learning. Over the past 20+ years, Jen has held worldwide product management roles at Microsoft and DataRobot. She also served as a technical lead for system implementation firms. She has experience launching new products and turning around failed projects. Most recently she provided advisory, strategy, educational content development, and marketing services to 100+ technology vendors through her own firm. She has been mentioned by KD Nuggets, Information Management and Forbes for her work. She also has written for InformationWeek, O’Reilly Media, and numerous other tech industry publications. Jen has a Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing, Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a post-graduate certificate in Computer Science – Data Mining from the University of California, San Diego. She was also honored to be a former IBM Analytics Insider, Tableau Zen Master, and Top 10 Women Influencer.
Latest Posts | By Jen Underwood
SAP Lumira v1.13
6 years ago

SAP Lumira v1.13

I have been following SAP Lumira since the debut as SAP Visual Intelligence at SAP TechEd in 2012. I remember sitting in various SAP TechEd sessions in Las Vegas last …
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Tip! Tableau Maps
6 years ago

Tip! Tableau Maps

Here are a few fun tips for visualizing data with Tableau maps. Tableau maps are more powerful and deeper than they initially appear. You can do some amazing geospatial visualizations …
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Power Query = the Shining Star of Power BI
6 years ago

Power Query = the Shining Star of Power BI

I have written a few times this year about Data Explorer, now called Power Query for Excel 2010 and 2013, in blogs New Data Explorer for Excel and Self-Service ETL …
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Predixion Enterprise Insight 3.1
6 years ago

Predixion Enterprise Insight 3.1

Recently I had the honor of walking through Predixion Insight 3.1 and getting a glimpse at upcoming 3.2 directly with Jamie MacLennan, Co-Founder and CTO at Predixion Software. I have …
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A Quick Peek at the Free MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop
6 years ago

A Quick Peek at the Free MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop

I openly admit to being a business intelligence and analytics tool addict.  When I come across news about a new and interesting offering, I simply can’t help myself… I usually …
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Setting Up a SharePoint 2013 BI Farm
6 years ago

Setting Up a SharePoint 2013 BI Farm

Getting through a SharePoint 2013 BI Farm install is a complex and daunting process for even the very best Microsoft BI talent in the world. It is not easy…period. Each …
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PASS Summit 2013 News
6 years ago

PASS Summit 2013 News

This one will be short and sweet. If you want to watch the PASS Summit 2013 key note, it is available at the PASS Summit site.

This year very little …
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Getting Started with Tableau 8.1 Beta & R – Part 1
6 years ago

Getting Started with Tableau 8.1 Beta & R – Part 1

Last weekend I finally got a chance in the middle of the night again to play with the new Tableau 8.1 Beta and R integration with RServe. After a Diet …
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Power View HTML5 Mobile Preview for Office 365
6 years ago

Power View HTML5 Mobile Preview for Office 365

The Power BI and Mobile App Preview is beginning to expand. Honestly, I have not had one spare moment yet to spin up my Power BI Preview environment. I do …
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BI News from Oracle Open World and Qlik QTUnsummit
6 years ago

BI News from Oracle Open World and Qlik QTUnsummit

In the continued annual fall barrage of conferences, this week Oracle Open World and QlikTech QTUnsummit has some big BI news to share. Although these are not heavily implemented solutions …
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SAP buys KXEN to Further Predictive Analytics
6 years ago

SAP buys KXEN to Further Predictive Analytics

The red hot BI and Predictive Analytics market is packed with top vendors on big time shopping sprees. Somehow I missed this bit of news at the time it was …
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TIBCO (Spotfire) Acquires Extended Results and PUSH BI
6 years ago

TIBCO (Spotfire) Acquires Extended Results and PUSH BI

Breaking news today from a great little company called Extended Results, creator of the PUSH BI mobile applications many Microsoft BI customers used to bridge the mobile BI gaps. TIBCO, …
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Tableau TCC 2013, What’s New in 8.1+ and Zen Master
6 years ago

Tableau TCC 2013, What’s New in 8.1+ and Zen Master

What an incredible week of data lover industry and community events – Annual Tableau Customer Conference (TCC), SAP BusinessObjects User Conference, Tampa Analytics Group with Pentaho by Mark Kromer, South …
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Couple Quick SQL Server World Updates
6 years ago

Couple Quick SQL Server World Updates

August has been a busy blog month so I am going to keep this one short and sweet.  There are a couple key updates in SQL Server World floating around …
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SAP BI and Analytics Roadmap Updates
6 years ago

SAP BI and Analytics Roadmap Updates

In a colorful #AllAccessAnalytics webinar and Twitter event, Steven Lucas, President of SAP Platform Solutions, and his newly announced BI, Analytics an Big Data team openly briefed attendees on new …
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Ah ha! Power BI Mobile App is in the Windows App Store
6 years ago

Ah ha! Power BI Mobile App is in the Windows App Store

Checking the social media and Twitter-sphere tonight, I noticed a post on the Power BI Mobile App being showcased in the Windows 8 app store. (Tip: For my readers outside …
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Myth: Tableau can’t use Stored Procedures. Reality: Yes it can!
6 years ago

Myth: Tableau can’t use Stored Procedures. Reality: Yes it can!

There seems to be a myth out there that Tableau can’t work with SQL Server stored procedures. That may have been true in Tableau v6 but not it is not …
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Data Discovery Player Market Trends
7 years ago

Data Discovery Player Market Trends

In keeping a close pulse on the overall BI industry, one of the stats I like to track is the Job Trends and Skills that are HOT and their increase …
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Prediction, Optimization, Simulation and Prescriptive Analytics
7 years ago

Prediction, Optimization, Simulation and Prescriptive Analytics

I recently came across an impressive Excel 2013 Add-In that I recall first seeing a few years ago for an older version of Excel while in Data Mining class at …
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Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Power BI
7 years ago

Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Power BI

Big Cloud BI news today from Microsoft’s annual partner conference. Announcements regarding an upcoming preview offering for Office 365 customers called Power BI will include:

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