Getting Big Benefits from Big Data

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How must big companies evolve in order to realize big value from big data? Investing in data, technology and data scientists is just a first step. In this topic, Jeanne Harris, (Global Managing Director of Information Technology Research at the Accenture Institute for High Performance and co-author of the business bestselling books Competing on Analytics and Analytics at Work) will explain how leaders who want to consistently out-smart and out-execute their rivals are also transforming their decision processes, culture, organization and managerial skills. Executive, managers and analysts across the business will need to become adept at conducting data-driven experiments, interpreting data and creating innovative data-based products and services. And processes must be modified to quickly drive data driven insights into business results.

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Jeanne Harris


Jeanne Harris is the Global Managing Director of Information Technology Research and Executive Research Fellow at the Accenture Institute for High Performance in Chicago. Jeanne leads the Institute’s global research agenda, which currently includes data monetization strategies, embedding Big Data analytics, and understanding and exploiting digital experiences. She is co-author of “Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning” and “Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results” from Harvard Business School Press. She is on the faculty of Columbia University and is the recipient of Consulting Magazine’s Women Leaders in Consulting Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2009.


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