Emerging Trends for the Data-Centric Organization
TDWI Speaker: David Loshin, President of Knowledge Integrity
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. ET
In the past, many organizations overlooked how their core business functions revolved around information. Older systems were originally built to manage transaction and operational processing and it is only a recent phenomenon that businesses have recognized that the underlying data assets have potential for creating real value in the organization. However, more recently, smart companies are sprouting up without that system-oriented bias with the awareness that information is the key to building and driving profitability. These companies have clearly demonstrated success in data monetization.
All organizations should follow this example: look at different ways that corporate data can be used in a smarter way to support business-critical decision-making at all levels of the corporate hierarchy. This includes a broad range of individuals, ranging from knowledgeable data scientists to citizen analysts who, despite their limited knowledge of technical architectures for data warehouses or analytics platforms, are able to effectively leverage analytics tools to drive the creation of corporate value.
Understanding emerging trends for the data-centric organization can help in identifying the right kinds of tools and techniques that can be employed from the start as companies build out their information architectures and data stacks. Attendees will learn about:
- The role of the citizen analyst and its emergence as the non-technical data champion
- Education and training for data awareness across the enterprise
- The value of self-service
- Automating the process of configuring the data stack
- Leveraging methodology
- Accelerating time to value
- The changing role of IT
- The need for data governance
Guest Speaker: Aron Clymer is founder of Data Clymer
Aron Clymer is Founder & CEO of Data Clymer, a Silicon Valley boutique consulting firm deeply experienced in data democratization. The Data Clymer team implements modern cloud data systems, creates actionable dashboards and analytics, and helps each client instill a data-driven culture. Aron previously established and built the Product Intelligence team at Salesforce for 7 years to support all data and analytics needs of 400+ product managers. Subsequently Aron headed up Data at PopSugar where his team democratized data and supported analytics / data science across the company.