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Make Data Work
Dec 4–5, 2017: Training
Dec 5–7, 2017: Tutorials & Conference

Executive Briefing: How to structure, recruit, operationalize, and maintain your insights organization

Ricky Barron (InfoStrategy)
2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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To many organizations, big data analytics is still a solution looking for a problem. Moving from exploratory or experimental data analytics into a fully fledged production environment can be fraught with challenges. Ricky Barron shares practical methods for getting the best out of your big data analytics capability and explains why establishing an “insights group” can improve the bottom line, drive performance, optimize processes, and create new data-driven products and solutions.

Topics include:

  • Potential political roadblocks and ways to navigate around them
  • What organizational structure works best in what scenario
  • Building a center of excellence, pulling in existing data analysis or statistical modeling skills and recruiting data scientists to build it out, versus focusing on a specific operating unit, such as marketing, to get the biggest bang for your analytical buck
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Ricky Barron


Ricky Barron is founder and principal at InfoStrategy, a data management and analytics strategy consultantancy helping medium- to large-enterprises develop and operationalize insights for their businesses.

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12/07/2017 12:43am +08

Happy to answer any questions you may have following today’s session. I hope it was useful to you.