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With bold leadership and imagination, data can be used to make the world a better place and to solve real problems.
Organizations around the world are clamoring to unlock the value of data like never before. Those responsible for leading this revolution? The data chiefs.
In her twenty year career in analytics, Cindi Howson has had the opportunity to go behind the scenes with organizations who are truly exceptional when it comes to data. In The Data Chief, she brings these stories to life through insightful, inspiring interviews with some of the most successful data leaders, sharing lessons relevant for every data professional along the way.
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John ThompsonGlobal Head, Advanced Analytics and AI
Cole Knussbaumer KnaflicFounder & CEO
Douglas LaneyData & Analytics Innovation Fellow
Episode 38 | 2021-08-25
Four Must Read Books for Data and Analytics Leaders with Randy Bean, John Thompson, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, and Doug Laney
The data and analytics field is evolving rapidly. As is the role of the modern data and analytics leader. To keep pace with new trends, organizational best practices, and technologies, leaders need to make learning a priority, whether that’s reading or podcasting — or both!
Investec’s Daniel Seymore on Change Management, Business Agility, and Developing Domain Expertise
Daniel Seymore, Head of Business Intelligence at South Africa-based financial services company, Investec, covers best practices for building successful teams, upskilling the next generation of IT professionals, and why domain experience is the prominent skill needed for all data and analytics leaders.
Mastercard’s JoAnn Stonier on Responsible AI and Applying Human-Centric Design Principles to Data Problems
JoAnn Stonier, Chief Data Officer at Mastercard, explains data’s impact on people, how CDOs lay the groundwork for strategic innovation, and the progress that’s been made toward building responsible AI
Estée Lauder’s Sol Rashidi on Treating Data as a Product, Turning Failures into Success, and the Unique Position of the CDO
Sol Rashidi, Chief Analytics Officer at Estée Lauder Companies, discusses the importance of understanding and learning from past failures, the need to take a product-centric approach, and why your product roadmap should be technology agnostic.
Pilot Flying J’s Ameet Shetty on Cloud Data Infrastructure, Governance, Analytics Talent
Ameet Shetty, Chief Data and Analytics Officer for Pilot Flying J, discusses the evolving role of the CDO leveraging data for customer experience analytics and how best to organize data and analytics talent.
First Command’s Darren Pedroza on Being a Data Activist and Leading your Company Through Digital Transformation
Darren Pedroza, VP Enterprise Data and Analytics at First Command Financial Services, discusses the new role of the CDO, agile data management best practices, and how to lead teams through the deep, sometimes scary, waters of digital transformation.
Grant ParsamyanVice President - Data Engineering and Analytics
Episode 30 | 2021-05-05
OpenTable’s Grant Parsamyan on How Data and Analytics is Helping the Restaurant Industry Rebound from COVID-19
Grant Parsamyan, Senior Vice President of Data and Analytics at OpenTable, discusses how the team is using data to capture a 360-degree view of the restaurant industry and why organization-wide data literacy is fundamental for success.
ThoughtSpot’s Cindi Howson on Chief Data Officer success strategies
Cindi Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot and host of The Data Chief, revisits key conversations and themes from season one.Cindi Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot and host of The Data Chief, revisits key conversations and themes from season one.
Radha SankaranExecutive Director of Algorithmic Customer Experiences
Episode 24 | 2021-01-20
Verizon's Radha Sankaran on personalizing customer experiences and improving frontline decision-making with data
Verizon’s Radha Sankaran discusses creating a personalized 360 customer journey and shares strategies for empowering frontline employees with data. Plus, Radha tells us her advice for women and girls in tech.
Invesco's Jim Tyo on data governance best practices
Jim Tyo, CDO at Invesco and the former CDO at Nationwide, discusses the evolution of data governance and information quality over the past decade, the ethical nuances of navigating privacy laws, advice for people aspiring to pursue a career in data, and much more.
Alight Analytics' Michelle Jacobs on data-driven marketing and respecting customer privacy (pt. 2)
Michelle Jacobs, Alight Analytics President and co-founder, discusses how to bring more women into analytics, why messy data tends to be directionally accurate, and what she predicts for the future of the industry.