Augmented Analytics and the future of Excel

  • 30
  • May 2024
    Thursday
  • 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration 60 Mins
Webinar ID IQW24E0527
Level Intermediate

  • Introduction to Augmented Analytics: Understanding the concept of augmented analytics and its significance in enhancing data analysis through AI, machine learning, and natural language processing.
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) with Read Data from Picture:
    • How to use Excel’s OCR capabilities to convert images into editable and analyzable data.
    • Practical applications and benefits of digitizing printed data for streamlined workflows.
  • Sentiment Analysis with Azure Machine Learning Add-in:
    • Integrating Azure Machine Learning with Excel for sentiment analysis.
    • Analyzing customer feedback, social media comments, and market trends directly within Excel spreadsheets.
  • Natural Language Querying with the Analyze Data Tool:
    • Leveraging the Analyze Data tool for intuitive data exploration using simple natural language questions.
    • Making complex data analysis accessible to users of all skill levels.

Overview of the webinar

The upcoming webinar, "Augmented Analytics and the Future of Excel," is poised to illuminate the profound impact of augmented analytics on data analysis within Excel, a tool that has long been the backbone of business analytics. Augmented analytics, a paradigm that leverages artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and natural language processing, is revolutionizing how we interact with data, making it more accessible, insightful, and actionable. This session promises to be a deep dive into the cutting-edge functionalities that Excel offers to meet the demands of modern data analysis.

Participants will explore the practical applications of optical character recognition (OCR) via Excel's Read Data from Picture feature, which effortlessly converts information captured in images into editable Excel data. This functionality is particularly beneficial for digitizing printed data, streamlining workflows, and enhancing productivity without the need for manual data entry.

The webinar will further delve into how Excel's integration with Azure Machine Learning add-in can facilitate sentiment analysis directly within spreadsheets. This powerful combination enables users to analyze customer feedback, social media comments, and market trends, providing valuable insights into consumer behavior and preferences.

Moreover, the session will highlight the capabilities of the Analyze Data tool, an intuitive feature that allows users to perform complex data analysis through simple natural language queries. This tool democratizes data analysis, making it accessible to users without extensive statistical or programming knowledge, and significantly speeds up the decision-making process.

By attending the "Augmented Analytics and the Future of Excel" webinar, participants will gain invaluable insights into leveraging Excel's augmented analytics features to enhance their data analysis capabilities, streamline their workflows, and make more informed decisions. This session is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay at the forefront of business analytics innovation.

Who should attend?

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • BI Developer
  • Excel Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Product Manager
  • HR Analyst
  • IT Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Academic Researcher

Why should you attend?

Attending the "Augmented Analytics and the Future of Excel" webinar is essential for anyone looking to leverage the power of cutting-edge analytics within a familiar platform. Augmented analytics marks a significant leap forward in data processing, integrating advanced techniques such as AI and machine learning with traditional data analysis tools. This session will unveil how to transform images into actionable data seamlessly using optical character recognition via Read Data from Picture.

The webinar will also explore sentiment analysis through the Azure Machine Learning add-in, providing insights into customer feedback and market trends directly within Excel. This feature empowers users to understand and act on sentiment data without leaving the comfort of their spreadsheet environment.

Furthermore, the natural language querying capabilities offered by the Analyze Data tool democratize complex data analysis, making it accessible to users of all skill levels. By allowing intuitive exploration of data through simple questions, Excel becomes not just a tool for data entry and manipulation, but a powerful assistant in data interpretation and decision-making.

This webinar represents an invaluable opportunity to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving landscape of data analytics. By attending, you'll make your work with Excel not only easier but also significantly more insightful and impactful.

Faculty - Mr.George Mount

George Mount is the founder and CEO of Stringfest Analytics, a consulting firm specializing in analytics education and upskilling. He has worked with leading bootcamps, learning platforms and practice organizations to help individuals excel at analytics.

George regularly blogs and speaks on data analysis, data education and workforce development and is the author of Advancing into Analytics: From Excel to Python and R (O’Reilly Media, 2021). He is a recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for exceptional technical expertise and community advocacy in the field of Excel.

George holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hillsdale College and master’s degrees in finance and information systems from Case Western Reserve University. He resides in Cleveland, Ohio.

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