At TDWI, we repeatedly hear from organizations that technologies, skills, and culture are top challenges in getting any new data-related program successfully deployed into an organization. How do organizations get support for big data and analytics? How do they build skills around data science? What is the best way to build out a platform that supports big data? What kind of platforms best support different kinds of analytics? This panel session will discuss how to build a successful big data analytics program. Panelists will discuss best practices, technologies, organizational structures, communication, and more.