What’s Your Data Strategy?
Featuring Thomas Davenport, professor and author of Competing on Analytics and Analytics at Work, and coauthor of the upcoming Harvard Business Review article “What’s Your Data Strategy?”.
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More than ever, the ability to manage torrents of data is critical to a company’s success. Even with data-management functions and chief data officers, most companies remain badly behind the curve.
On average, less than 50% of structured data is used in making decisions—and less than 1% of an organization’s unstructured data is analyzed or used at all. More than 70% of employees have access to data they should not, and 80% of analysts’ time is spent simply discovering and preparing data. Data breaches are common, rogue data sets propagate in silos, and companies’ data technology often can’t manage all this.
Having a chief data officer and a data-management function is a start, but neither can be effective in the absence of a coherent strategy for organizing, governing, analyzing, and deploying data.
On April 18, 2017, in a live Harvard Business Review webinar, Tom Davenport—a thought leader on data and analytics—and AIG’s chief data officer Leandro DalleMule will explain why having a clear data strategy is essential, and will describe a new framework for building a robust data strategy that can be applied across industries and levels of data maturity.
About the Speaker
President’s Distinguished Professor of IT and Management, Babson College
Co-founder, International Institute for Analytics
Tom Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, the co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics, a Fellow of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and a Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics. He teaches analytics and big data in executive programs at Babson, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School, and Boston University.