11.10.20

Kevin Overstreet

He’s known as the Man of a Thousand Jobs and he’s done it all.  From horse farming and training, to security at Rupp Arena, to using dynamite to blow up mines, to analytical chemistry and everything in between.  Kevin currently works at Eli Lilly and Company and his path to Power BI was anything but a typical data journey.  He’s a fine Southern Gentleman with a mind for data, he’s Kevin Overstreet.

Episode Timeline:

  • 2:07 – Kevin’s Data Salvation, his impressive pedigree, and his amazing career path
  • 9:17 – Data challenges at Eli Lily and how they’ve overcome them using the right tools
  • 19:11 – The Wild West that is SharePoint
  • 24:00 – Rob launches one of his World Famous Monologues, this time it’s about new branding for BI
  • 30:13 – Does solving a problem have to be complex? Kevin discusses a great work mindset to overcome certain obstacles
  • 33:00 – The Impostor Syndrome
  • 36:30 – Dataflows and how to keep data secure
  • 39:45 – Whose problem is it-The Business side or the IT side?
  • 45:30 – The Power of the new BI Tools
  • 48:36 – The story of how Kevin met Rob reveals a valuable character trait
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