Succeeding with Self-Service Analytics: Organizational, Architectural, and Governance Issues “Wayne Eckerson” [+]
Self-service analytics has been the holy grail of business intelligence leaders worldwide for the past two decades. Although analytical tools have improved significantly, it is notoriously difficult to achieve the promise of self-service analytics where business users get what they want, when they want it and how they want it and corporate BI team eliminates its custom report backlog. So why is self-service analytics so difficult?
This session will discuss the success factors required to deliver self-service analytics. In fact, the session is a recipe for succeeding with BI overall. It explains the trends and dynamics driving BI and analytics adoption and then examines six factors for leading a successful BI program: right users, right tools, right processes, right organization, right architecture, and right leadership. Finally, it will show how to build a self-sustaining analytical culture where business users, analysts BI professionals work collaboratively to support data-driven decision making.
About Wayne Eckerson
Wayne Eckerson is an internationally recognized thought leader in the business intelligence and analytics field. He is a sought-after consultant and noted speaker who thinks critically, writes clearly and presents persuasively about complex topics.
Eckerson has shared his insights and advice with a wide range of companies. Recent clients include Avalon Bay Communities, TE Connectivity, MetLife, Zipcar, Guardian Insurance, Nordeus, Grange Insurance, and KARL STORZ. He has also conducted many groundbreaking research studies, chaired numerous conferences, and written two widely read books: “The Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders.”(2012) and “Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business” (2005/2010).
Eckerson is principal consultant of Eckerson Group, LLC, a business-technology consulting firm that helps business leaders use data and technology to drive better insights and actions. His team of researchers and experienced consultants provide cutting-edge information and advice on business intelligence, analytics, performance management, data governance, data warehousing, and big data. They work closely with organizations that want to assess their current capabilities and develop a strategy for turning data into insights and action.
For many years, Wayne served as director of education and research at The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) where he oversaw the company’s research and training programs and chaired its BI Executive Summit. He has also served as an industry analyst at the Patricia Seybold Group and TechTarget. He has a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s degree from Wesleyan University.
Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks before the commencement of the seminar and will be subject to a 15 % administration fee. Unfortunately, cancellations received within two weeks of the seminar date will be liable for the full seminar fee. Substitutions can be made at any time. [-]