New face at Key Data: Sam Batchelor


Here at Key Data we are expanding our horizons and would like announce that Sam Batchelor has recently joined the team.

Sam has moved from Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and son, and brings a wealth of knowledge around data and especially Tableau. Previously at Fonterra as their Data Analytics Manager, Sam enjoys working with people to make sure that they can get the most value from their data.  Sam has a wealth of experience in large organisation Tableau and Analytics enablement which beautifully compliments our offerings.

Sam is very excited to meet our clients in Brisbane and looks forward to the longer months of good weather available in the “sunshine state”.

New face at Key Data: Sam Batchelor2018-02-26T03:46:39+10:00

Key Data Consulting wins the Tableau’s 2016 Services & Training Partner of the Year Asia Pacific Award


I am incredibly proud to announce that Key Data Consulting has won Tableau’s 2016 Services & Training Partner of the Year Asia Pacific.

With over 200 partners in the Asia Pacific region the award recognizes our team’s performance and achievements in helping customers to see their data differently, using Tableau.

In the past year, we have delivered a blend of services and training to customers throughout Asia-Pacific and beyond, including India, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the United States and almost every State in Australia. This accolade shows that our efforts, expertise and approach are making a real difference to our Tableau clients.

We work hard to differentiate ourselves with our experience, deep understanding and service offerings over end to end Analytics platforms including sourcing data from raw data sources to ETL to Data engines and Data Warehousing, Best Practises in Data Preparation, Visualisation and of course the Tableau front end.  This allows us to offer Tableau services & training within the broader organisational context of how to get the very best from Tableau’s fantastic capabilities.

Receiving the award at the annual APAC Partner Summit was a great honour—and a strong motivator to continue our focus on delivering best-of-breed analytics solutions to all KDC clients.  We are ecstatic with the award!


Key Data Consulting wins the Tableau’s 2016 Services & Training Partner of the Year Asia Pacific Award2017-03-06T12:26:41+10:00

Our size, services, and reputation are growing!


Tableau Partner Summit 2016

Our size, services, and reputation are growing!

It’s still early in the year but already I have plenty of news to share.

Firstly, I was thrilled to discover Key Data Consulting was one of only three Tableau Partners nominated for Services Partner of the Year at the 2016 Asia Pacific (APAC) Summit.

The nomination at APAC recognised our small team’s excellence in delivering Tableau powered solutions and training for our customers, not just in Australia but across the whole Asia-Pacific region.

I was excited to attend the summit, meet other Tableau Partners, and access previews of next-generation programs. I was even more excited when I learned we’d been nominated for the 2016 Asia Pacific Services Partner Award!

The nomination shows just how quickly we’re gaining a positive reputation in our industry. It was truly humbling to see our name up against some of the industry giants including the winner, RXP Services.

Recognition at APAC came just after I learned we’d been successful in our bid to become an approved Panel Member for the provision of ICT services to Queensland Government agencies.

Panel Membership puts us in the best possible position to help government agencies harness the full potential of their data. I’m looking forward to developing new working partnerships with government this year.

Last but not least, our size and services are growing! Our analytics services are expanding as our team is growing too. Stay tuned to find out who’s joining the KDC team and our new service offerings in the very near future!


Our size, services, and reputation are growing!2016-02-23T11:04:16+10:00

We are now QAssure and GITC Acreddited


I am pleased to announce that Key Data Consulting are now a QAssure (13459) and GITC (Q-5901) accredited organisation.

This enables us to supply analytics platforms and training for your staff to meet Queensland Government requirements.

Please get in touch or call me on 0417 432990 if we can help with your requirements!

We are now QAssure and GITC Acreddited2015-08-03T20:39:23+10:00

9 Analytics Predictions – Big Data?


This article from was interesting for its predictions, main items that perked my interest were:

  • Businesses will continue to shift focus from individual analytics professionals to the formation of effective analytics teams.
  • Companies will move past the hype surrounding big data and seek to embed analytics in business processes to align with core organizational goals.
  • Organizations will increasingly use analytics to develop new products and services.
  • Vendors will increase their focus on operationalizing and managing analytic models.
  • Adoption of analytics as a service will accelerate.

These items reflect growing industry maturity, especially moving past “big data” hype, depending on the definition this simply refers to “stuff we couldn’t do yesterday” but can today if we have the latest tools and techniques, to me “big data” is marketing hype rather than operational reality, quite happy to say we have been doing big data on this basis for so many years its laughable.

9 Analytics Predictions – Big Data?2013-12-17T11:50:37+10:00

Opening Blog – please provide feedback


Well here goes, our first blog, In this I hope to demistify the nerdy side of turning back end operational data into strong management information.  In these posts I plan to include:

  • Various Analytics tools and techniques
  • Data Warehousing
  • More traditional Business Intelligence
  • Scorecarding
  • Balanced Scorecards (whats the difference you may ask)
  • The multitude of techniques and terminology used to do this
  • Examples and links to other blogs I find valuable by myself and others
  • Other topics will be guided by your feedback and what I feel is topical

Key Data Consulting’s role is to make operational data powerful business enablers, to be as effective as possible on this I hope to use this blog to provide informal education that helps readers and clients to understand how this can be done, where we can help we appreciate that opportunity but it is equally to help readers interested in this journey.
As such please provide feedback via comments or email on what you would find valuable, I welcome and value any suggestions.

Opening Blog – please provide feedback2013-11-29T11:52:12+10:00