Organizations are gathering more data than ever, and at an unprecedented pace.
This explosion of big data and analytics techniques creates new opportunities for businesses to unlock major improvements in performance and growth. Yet one of the obstacles to reaping the full benefits of analytics is that data often reside in disconnected silos. When data are not easily or fully accessible to decision-makers, businesses can miss discovering and acting on insights, which hinders productivity, efficiency and agility, and undermines competitive advantage.
Key agenda points
- What are the main causes of data silos, and how do these affect organizational performance?
- What are the technical and organizational difficulties preventing companies from gaining an overarching view of their data, and how can they be overcome?
- How can new approaches to data and analytics drive better decision-making and business outcomes?
- What can organizations do to nurture a culture of cross-functional collaboration and innovation to tap their complete data assets?
Joe Lichtenberg, Global head of industry marketing, InterSystems
Tiffany Perkins-Munn, Managing director, global head of research, analytics and data, BlackRock
Karl Hightower, Chief data officer, Novant Health
Sears Merritt, Head of Technology and Data, MassMutual
Moderator: Kenneth Cukier, Senior editor, The Economist