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BI Bake-Off at Gartner Data and Analytics Summit 2019

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Today we presented at the 5th annual Gartner BI Bake Off session at the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Orlando, Florida and we are very excited to share the report with everyone.

The topic this year is loneliness data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and The Economist


Same as last year, a little bit of background: Gartner organizes this event annually to allow the modern BI Magic Quadrant leaders to showcase their solutions around a timely topic.

The concept of the bake-off is very straight forward. Vendors are asked to use a consistent data set to facilitate a side-by-side comparison. Gartner tries to pick data sets that also allow participants to showcase how the data and analytics community can do good with data.

Here are some insights and highlights from the report:

  • The employment groups with the most happiness are employed and retired people followed closely by stay at home parents and students.
  • The highest ratio of lonely to non-lonely people by age group is between 35 and 44 years old.
  • For the countries in the dataset, the UK and the US have higher loneliness ratios (0.30 and 0.29 respectively) than Japan (0.10).

You can also check our report from last year about the Opioid crisis and the guide on how we built it.

Once we are back home, we will publish a detailed how to post about building this report, but for now, enjoy!