Building a Culture of Analytic Excellence



1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET 

Do you have a strategy for building analytic excellence in your organization? 

Your competitors do.  If your industry or organization has a high level of process or product innovation, you need analytics to remain competitive in today’s marketplace. 

Join us for discussions exploring real-world examples from organizations with analytic cultures that let them excel, examining how they use collaborative analytics throughout the enterprise to solve engineering, development and manufacturing problems faster, sustain innovation and maintain a competitive edge.

Featured Keynote
1:00 p.m. ET


Bradley Staats

Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina

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.

Panel Discussion
2:00 p.m. ET

The best organizations spread awareness and knowledge of analytics to everyone who needs it. They do more than talk about being a data-driven company; instead, they strive to put data analytics at the heart of all decision making. They embrace both traditional and modern methods of analysis, such as statistically designed experiments and machine learning, to generate and apply new knowledge. And they build infrastructure that supports the appropriate use of analytics by all job functions. Hear examples from innovative organizations during a discussion with:

  • Bradley Staats, Professor, Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Sameer Vittal, Chief Engineer for Reliability and Data Science/Analytics, GE Gas Power
  • Greg Nelson, Author, The Analytics Lifecycle Toolkit

What will you learn?

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.

You'll gain a better understanding of:

  • The key ingredients needed to create and promote a data-driven culture.
  • The basic steps required to use data effectively, whether for solving problems or for improvement and innovation.
  • Strategies for removing common bottlenecks to generating and sharing new knowledge.
  • The importance of visualization to make results more interpretable and easily communicated.
  • How to use technologies that help surface problems worth solving and make the right data available to drive solutions.
  • The crucial role of training programs and reward systems in developing a facilitative culture that can drive change.

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