Raw Data by P3 Adaptive is a people-centric data podcast hosted by Rob Collie, Founder/CEO of P3 Adaptive, a Premier Microsoft Power Platform Partner. Rob and his guests share entertaining stories as well as insights, expertise, and anecdotal stories about Business Intelligence, the Power platform, and the world of data . . . with the human element. More of a casual conversation, this podcast exemplifies P3 Adaptive/s “mullet” approach: business in the front, party in the back!
Ten business upgrades within your reach in 2024
Feeling behind the curve when it comes to leveraging data and technology in your business? Stuck relying on manual processes and gut instinct instead of actionable insights? You're not alone.
Tune into this special episode as hosts Rob and Justin reveal 10 achievable ways you can use data to transform your business in 2024. No fancy tech skills or big budgets required.
Learn how you can break free of Excel reporting, gain visibility across departments, and take the guesswork out of important decisions. Hear practical tips for unleashing marketing analytics, optimizing cloud investments, and even dipping your toe into AI.
We’ll also tackle ways to modernize budgeting and transform manual, offline processes to boost efficiency.
If you want to compete above your weight class in the year ahead, this episode is a must-listen. You’ll discover quick wins to drive profitability, service, and growth while creating capacity for the human strengths machines can’t match.
The tools to punch above your weight in 2024 are more accessible than ever. Tune in now to start planning your next plays.
Fabric – It’s GA (GO) Time!
Hey there, folks! Today is THE day we've all been eagerly waiting for – the Fabric GA release! I'm absolutely thrilled to bring you this exclusive live episode, joined by my partner in crime, Justin. Together, we're about to dive headfirst into the most groundbreaking news and updates that come with this monumental release. It's like having a front-row seat at a thrilling event, and you won't want to miss out on a single moment. So, grab your snacks, kick back, and let's embark on this unforgettable journey together!
But this episode is more than just an overview; it's a deep exploration into the future of data and analytics. Justin and I will be your guides as we unpack all the can't-miss announcements and unveil the exciting road ahead for the Fabric community. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the Fabric universe, this episode promises something for everyone. So, stay tuned, stay engaged, and get ready to be a part of the Fabric GA release like never before!
Should we be skeptical about Microsoft Fabric?
Welcome to another riveting episode of the P3 Adaptive podcast, where we cut through the hype and take a deep dive into the enigmatic world of Microsoft's Fabric. Today, we confront the burning question: Should we be skeptical?
In recent episodes, the buzz around Fabric has been deafening, with phrases like "brand new direction" and "super ambitious" lighting up the analytics sky. But here, right now, we plunge headfirst into the heart of the matter. Is Fabric truly the transformative force it purports to be? Will your hard-earned skills continue to shine in this evolving landscape? Does Fabric demand an unyielding commitment to learning just to stay in the game?
Justin and Rob don't pull any punches. Instead, they join forces to present an unfiltered perspective, laying bare both the promises and potential pitfalls of Fabric. They acknowledge that, like any cutting-edge technology, there may be growing pains and challenges to navigate.
But that's not all. They also unveil Fabric's secret sauce, revealing how it transforms Power BI into a formidable hub for advanced analytics, all on your terms. If you've ever found yourself torn between your trusty old skills and the allure of new technology, this episode sets the record straight. It's about not just adapting but thriving in your BI career, democratizing enterprise-class analytics along the way.
The bottom line: Fabric amplifies your expertise—it doesn't diminish it. So, join us and embrace evolution!
And, if you're enjoying the podcast, please take a moment to leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform to help other listeners find us here on Raw Data by P3 Adaptive.
Also on this Episode:
The Princess Bride’s Rodents of Unusual Size (ROUS)
Monty Python Royal Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things
The Fruit of the Electric Grapevine: Industry-Leading Visibility on Limited Resources, w/ Jack Irby
On today’s episode, we explore how Opus One, led by data visionary Jack Irby, has leveraged data to redefine the winemaking industry. Prepare to have one of those "aha" moments when data's power just clicks as Jack takes us on an exciting journey into the world of winemaking. Listen in as we learn how Opus One defied tradition and embraced technology to become a Napa Vally Icon.
Before becoming the wizard behind tracking ultra-premium wine allocations, Jack embarked on a delightfully eclectic journey. From belting out saxophone solos to channeling his inner Billy Beane, he's infused creative flair into every step.
At Opus One, Jack discovered an industry thirsty for innovation. And today, you can listen in as he revisits the wine world's "pre-data" era. Jack doesn’t hold back as he shares the origin story behind his groundbreaking methods to trace each bottle’s journey from vineyard to table. Prepare to be amazed as he describes the development of an app capable of adjusting rare wine allocation in real-time . . . a sommelier's dream come true!
If you’ve enjoyed this episode, be sure to leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform to help others find the show!
Mailbag #1: Python, Fabric, and Mullets oh my!
Grab a cup of joe and settle in, data heads. This overflowing mailbag is packed with piping hot Q's on all things data, tech, and working in the analytics trenches.
We're giving you the inside scoop on our iconic Mullet Man branding, our ride-or-die philosophy on learning new tech, and why we take a faucets-first approach to data projects. Plus we're unpacking the origin story behind Rob's OG DAX book, the future of Power BI Embedded, and the exhilarating experience of working at P3.
You'll also get Rob and Justin's candid take on battling FOMO and imposter syndrome in an ever-changing Microsoftverse. We're keeping it real on why recurring Excel data dumps are trouble waiting to happen and how to avoid burnout when MS rolls out the next hot tech.
Stick around for hot takes on data warehouses vs data lakes and the ideal conditions for employing proper data architecture principles. We'll give you the DL on our spicy new website, P3's true guiding values, and more behind-the-scenes gossip than you can shake a mullet at.
The mailbag overfloweth, but there's still more Q's where these came from! Join the LinkedIn Steering Committee to ask your questions for our team to answer in an upcoming episode. For now, sit back and enjoy the ride as we crack open this bundle of burning data questions. The Mullet Man cometh!
Fabric is Nothing, But it's also Everything
The first Jam Session episode of Raw Data features, you guessed it, all things Microsoft Fabric! Rob and Justin discuss MS Fabric and field a few of your most burning Fabric questions and unravel them-please keep those questions and topics coming!
Can’t get enough
This is the most amazing podcast about people in data. It shares their stories with a humorous take. He hosts are great and have a fantastic rapport with each other. Raw Data also covers new software.
Overall this is a great show. I listen weekly and look forward to each new release.
Data stories with the human element
If I had to pick a favorite Power BI podcast—this would be it!
If you love business intelligence, you should listen to this one. Anyone who has a data gene—latent or active—should subscribe.
Hosts Rob & Tom are the finest interviewers in the business. They tease out a wonderfully human story with every episode.
The production quality is first rate—carefully edited and tight. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great Story Teller
Rob brought a concept I had never heard of before down to a level I could follow along and understand. Found it pretty fascinating. His first two guests had such a cool story that I recommended this podcast to others. Can’t wait to see who he brings on next.