The key elements to create and promote a data-driven culture

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Building a Culture of Analytic Excellence


Bradley R. Staats, author of Never Stop Learning, is an expert on individual and organizational learning. Staats works with global companies to incorporate analytics throughout the learning process to ensure that data drives decision making. In this presentation, Staats talks about the critical aspects of a culture of analytic excellence. With stories and research, he outlines four steps we can take to provide value to our organizations with analytics.

Watch to learn more about:

  • The reasons we don’t ask the right questions.
  • The power of a good process to ensure we’re successful for the long haul.
  • Why failure is so difficult to face and what we can do about it.
  • How to cultivate a workforce that has enough specialization and variety. 
Panel Discussion

Featuring thought leaders who have helped major companies build cultures of analytic excellence


For an organization to develop a culture of analytics, it needs a shared vision, constancy of purpose and continual reinforcement. It needs software tools that can facilitate, even encourage, the use of analytics and to train people in their effective use. This fosters adoption and engagement, makes decision making more objective and transparent, and promotes data-driven collaboration within and between teams and stakeholders.

This panel discussion emphasizes how to make a compelling business case for analytics projects, put together multidisciplinary teams, choose a proof of concept, and gather the right tools and competencies for success.

You’ll hear from:

  • Bradley Staats, Professor, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Sameer Vittal, Chief Consulting Engineer for Analytics & Reliability, GE Gas Power
  • Gregory S. Nelson, Author, The Analytics Lifecycle Toolkit

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