Exploring the State of Analytics 2023
Webinar Speaker: James Kobielus, Senior Research Director, Data Management
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET
Analytics is a core decision support tool in modern organizations. It can provide tangible benefits such as deeper insights, increased productivity, improved customer service, improved operational efficiencies that drive cost savings, and top-line growth that delivers higher profits. For innovative companies, analytics can drive new products and services. It can also provide an important competitive advantage.
To maximize the return from their investments in analytics, organizations are evolving beyond traditional approaches such as spreadsheets, query tools, and reporting applications. Many are moving to deploy machine learning, natural language processing, generative AI, and other advanced analytics applications. Many are looking to data discovery approaches to find insights within their data. Many seek self-service analytics capabilities to democratize access to and use of this technology.
Please join TDWI’s James Kobielus as he discusses the results of TDWI most recent State of Analytics research study. Topics that he will address include:
- The current maturity of enterprise analytics practices
- The adoption of analytics in decision support, business intelligence, process management, and other key enterprise applications
- The extent to which organizations are deploying modern platforms, tools, and architectures in support of established and emerging analytics use cases
- The challenges that organizations are facing in extracting maximum business value from analytics
- The extent to which organizations have implemented robust data and model governance, security, privacy, and ethics in their analytics practices
Vice President, Center of Excellence, SAP Business Technology Platform
Jason Yeung is the VP of SAP’s Business Technology Platform Center of Excellence (CoE) practice. In this role, he leads a team of platform subject matter experts that work to evangelize, build demand, create innovative plays, and drive customer success for SAP’s portfolio of data, analytics, integration, and application development solutions. He is passionate about all things analytics and is constantly pushing the technology boundaries to build innovative value-based solutions to solve complex customer challenges.
Prior to joining SAP, he led and managed various technical and products teams at Qlik, IBM, and MicroStrategy.
VP Global Solutions
Joey Jablonski is VP global solutions at Pythian. He leads strategic engagements assisting customers in developing their data strategy, defining and executing on data governance programs, and building analytical models to power the modern data-driven organization. Prior to Pythian, Joey was VP of product at Manifold, where he brought a product mindset to all engagements—allowing for delivery of value quickly in any project and building over time through adoption of new data-centric capabilities in an organization. Joey led engagements across industries including retail, high tech, pharmaceuticals, and the federal government.
Before Manifold, Joey held executive leadership positions at Northwestern Mutual, iHeartMedia, and Cloud Technology Partners. He brings 20+ years of experience in software engineering, high performance computing, cybersecurity, data governance, and data engineering.
Field Chief Data & Analytics Officer
Heather Harris is the field chief data and analytics officer at Alteryx, where she brings deep expertise in delivering innovative and outcome-driven data science, advanced analytics, and data technology solutions for globally recognized brands. Heather's journey to leadership in data and analytics began as an electrical and computer engineer designing supercomputer and networking computer chips in Silicon Valley. After completing her graduate studies in data science and information management, Heather made the pivot into data and advanced analytics.
At Alteryx, Heather is passionate about driving customer-centric solutions and propelling organizations to achieve their data-driven goals. When she's not leading the charge in data and analytics, Heather enjoys adventure travels and Kraken hockey games with her teenage son, as well as hiking, cross-country skiing, backpacking, kayaking, and scuba diving.