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Upuli De Abrew

Director, Insight Consulting.

Upuli De Abrew is a Director at Insight Consulting. She ensures the customer and consulting partnership is as seamless as possible and that the company’s solutions and service delivery maximise value to clients. Upuli is a graduate of Rhodes University and holds a Master's degree in Information Systems. She is motivated to continually learn and enjoys being exposed to a wide range of industry and functional areas, where she has the opportunity to expand her knowledge and use her experience to more effectively advise customers. She recognises that consultants are Insight Consulting’s most valuable resource and is passionate about mentoring them and building their capabilities in order to improve their ability to engage and deliver in line with the firm’s ethos.



BI crucial for small businesses to reach full potential

Ensuring core BI principles are in place will ensure the organisation’s data and information universe can scale as the company grows.


The (near) future of AI in data analytics

As AI tech continues to infiltrate almost every sector, it's important for data analysts to understand how it will impact their field moving forward.


Data storytelling: The last mile of data literacy

When telling data stories, don’t focus only on the story (the data) – this is simply a set of findings, observations and facts.


It’s time for design thinking in data projects

Design thinking looks beyond traditional procedures and practices of logic-based problem-solving, to the perspective of those who use the product or service.


Culture change: The missing link to successful BI

Data culture must be firmly entrenched in the company’s corporate culture and also become a considerable portion of its data strategy.


Business and data symbiosis: The who and what of data strategy

A data strategy should be as organic as a company: growing, changing and moving, responding to environmental and internal forces.