June 2020 Community Newsletter

June Member Recognition

These community members have been so helpful in answering questions and sharing their thoughts on our online discussions. Thank you for your helpful contribution this month! 

  1. Marc Price  🏆
  2.  Mike Batovsky 🥈
  3. Tam Ta  🥉
  4.  Brette Husar

ThoughtSpot Training 🧠

  • What's New in ThoughtSpot U
  • ThoughtSpot Virtual Live Product Training 
    • ThoughtSpot U is your ‘one-stop-shop’ for all ThoughtSpot education: Remote training, self-paced online training, and certifications.

    • This June you can complete both ThoughtSpot End User Functionality & Data Expert Training live training for half the normal cost. Originally $1,600, now at $800.

      • ThoughtSpot End User Functionality Training - June 16 from 8:00 - 4:00 PM PST. 

      • Data Expert Training - June 17 from 8:00 - 4:00 PM PST. 

      • ThoughtSpot End User Functionality Training  (EMEA Friendly) - June 22 and 23 from 2:30 - 6:30 PM BST.

      • Data Expert Training  (EMEA Friendly) - June 24 and 25 from 2:30-6:30 PM BST. 

    • Want to train a group?  Great news!  You’ll receive an extra 30% discount for groups of 3 or more - so there’s never been a better time to invest in your own success! Please contact Jordan Suffin at education@thoughtspot.com.

How Nationwide is Modernising Analytics with Search & AI 📈

Thursday, June 18th at 3:00 PM BST, 10:00 AM EST, 7:00 AM PST

How do you empower employees to make better data-enabled decisions? In this session, Nationwide Building Society shares how ThoughtSpot’s simplicity, speed and scale arms hundreds of employees to answer questions with data, act quickly on insights, reduce BI bottlenecks and boost ROI for its mortgage business while driving company-wide digital transformation with data strategy, adoption and cultural change.

Nationwide is the world's largest building society as well as a major provider of personal banking, credit cards, savings and personal loans. Nationwide has about 15 million customers.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • How Nationwide is driving better business decisions with speed to insights
  • The challenges Nationwide has solved with ThoughtSpot that were not addressed by their pre-existing tools
  • Nationwide’s best practices for scaling adoption and training of modern, self-service analytics for business users

Register here

How to Lead a Data-Driven Culture 💭


Wednesday, June 24 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

In a recent HBR article, Babson professor Tom Davenport asserts a key impediment is the lack of a data-driven culture. And that a data-driven culture must start from the top.

On June 24, 2020, Davenport—one of the world’s foremost experts on analytics—will lead a live, interactive HBR webinar on how senior executives can create a data-driven culture in their organizations.

Davenport will share insights on:

  • The role CEOs and senior leaders play in creating data-driven cultures.
  • How to persuade a CEO to become more data driven.
  • The importance of educational programs, leading by example, and promotions and rewards.

Register here

Top 10 Trends in Data & Analytics, 2020 🚀

  • The recent global pandemic has impacted many organizations across all sectors. As businesses navigate the new normal, the role of data and analytics has become more strategic and mission critical than ever before. The top data and analytics trends highlighted in this report will further democratize and scale data and analytics to help organizations accelerate recovery, improve resiliency, and drive innovation over the next three to five years.

  • Access the complimentary report from Gartner here to learn:

    • How the shift to more dynamic, augmented analytics will result in the decline of the pre-defined dashboard

    • How augmented analytics is changing how less skilled users find insights and interact with data

    • Why business agility enabled by the cloud is more critical now than ever

    • Non-technology trends that are critical to success

The Data Chief Podcast 🎙️


ThoughtSpot Analyst Questionnaire 📰

Recent trends have motivated more and more companies to democratize analytics by putting data in the hands of everyday business users in efforts to make smarter, faster decisions.

Where Analysts have traditionally been relied upon for content creation, like building dashboards and reports, ThoughtSpot encourages Analysts to enable self-service so business users can ask and answer their own questions.

To achieve this, we are always working to help reduce the time and effort required in traditional business intelligence development cycles. Analysts are critical in helping us achieve this lofty goal.

In efforts to better support and elevate Analyst roles within our user base, we are gathering feedback that will help drive our future roadmap.

To do so, we’d love to better understand your role and how you work with data to support business decisions.

If you're an Analyst at your organization who is leveraging ThoughtSpot, we would appreciate it if you could answer these simple questions and give us your thoughts. 


We appreciate your time and feedback!

Hope everyone is staying healthy and well out there. Thanks for being apart of our ThoughtSpot community! 

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