14–17 Oct 2019

Executive Briefing: From laggard to leader—Winning the AI race

Anastasia Kouvela (A.T. Kearney ), Bharath Thota (A.T. Kearney)
16:0016:40 Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Location: Windsor Suite
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Leading organizations have achieved greater than 60% in analytical value in comparison to lagging organizations. Despite that, only 8% of companies extract the significant value from their analytics investments, and even fewer can quantify the impact analytics has on their business. The challenge is building a case for change and knowing where to start. The Analytics Impact Index helps organizations understand the impact of analytics on the bottom line and the capabilities required to extract the most value from analytics as well as quantify the pace at which their initiatives are maturing.

Anastasia Kouvela and Bharath Thota walk you through last year’s results, where participating organizations are benchmarked and categorized into four stages of maturity: laggards, followers, explorers, and leaders. Several key drivers of value power the success in analytics, including a clearly defined analytics strategy integrated into the business at the highest levels of leadership, an organization structure that promotes knowledge sharing and development of skills, and a data-driven culture that encourages analytics experimentation, supported by data warehouses giving access to well-maintained, real-time data.

Join in on the discussion of the results of the 2019 Analytics Impact Index and hear some case studies of how leading organizations from around the world have become leaders in analytics.

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Anastasia Kouvela

A.T. Kearney

Anastasia Kouvela is a principal at A.T. Kearney with more than 10 years in the advisory space. She leads international large-scale operations transformations across industries and is well known for delivering high-impact transformation programs that address postmerger operations integrations, cost optimization, complexity reduction, and supply chain and logistics optimization. Anastasia is particularly passionate about analytics and AI.

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Bharath Thota

A.T. Kearney

Bharath Thota is a vice president with A.T. Kearney’s analytics practice with over 14 years of deep expertise in the application of data science, advanced analytics, and technology to help clients with analytics transformation, improve business performance, drive operational excellence, and become more insight driven. He’s contributed to research and written on the topic of big data.

  • Intel AI
  • O'Reilly
  • Amazon Web Services
  • IBM Watson
  • Dell Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • AXA

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