The Data Driven Organization – New Roles and Relationships
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  April Reeve   April Reeve
Reeve Consulting LLC
  Valerie Torstenson   Valerie Torstenson
Principal Consultant
IMCue Solutions
  Edd Dumbill   Edd Dumbill
VP Strategy
Silicon Valley Data Science
  Richard Sherman   Richard Sherman
Managing Partner
Athena IT Solutions


Monday, November 2, 2015
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Level:  Business/Strategic

So, you want to be a data driven organization. What does that look like from an organizational perspective? What are the new roles and where do they report to in my organization? This discussion will review the new roles, relationships, and structures in an analytics driven organization, and how these new components fit with the existing organization.
  • Advanced Analytics and Data Scientists
  • Supporting new technologies – Hadoop, In-memory, Mobile, Social
  • Service Management, Centers of Excellence, and Communities of Practice – what is “Data as a Service”?
  • New C suite positions? Chief Data Officer, Chief Analytics Officer
  • How does this relate to current IT?
  • What can be outsourced? What should be?

April Reeve has spent the last 25 years working as an enterprise architect and program manager. Now she is incorporating her enterprise data management knowledge in new Big Data and Advanced Analytics implementations.

April is an expert in multiple Data disciplines including Data Integration, Big Data, Data Conversion, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Master Data Management, and Data Governance.

Valerie is a seasoned IT professional with thirty years of results-oriented management and information systems experience. She has led visible information strategic planning efforts and information management strategy and implementation initiatives. Valerie has led teams in very turbulent industries in systems development, systems development methodologies and program and project level management. With a strong business alignment mantra, her experience spans all aspects of enterprise information management including governance, data architectures, Master Data Management, data quality, data movement, unstructured content and knowledge management, organizational design, business intelligence and analytics. She has performed as acting CIO, DVP, and Director. She has experience in retail, financial services, public sector (e.g., education, county government), and healthcare industries.

Founder of the pioneering data conference, O'Reilly Strata, Edd is a respected voice in the worlds of data, open source and the web. Bringing together deep technical know-how with market understanding, Edd makes sense of information technology and its trajectory.

Rick Sherman is the founder of Athena IT Solutions. Rick has almost 30 years of business intelligence (BI), data warehousing (DW) and data integration experience. He has worked on over 100 BI & DW projects across many industry groups, sourcing data from a variety of business applications. In addition, he has provided guidance through assessments and in an advisory role for dozens of other enterprises. Rick is an expert instructor and speaker at numerous conferences, webinars and seminars. He teaches business and IT people BI/DW concepts, design, architectures and project management through onsite training has also taught courses for the last decade at Northeastern University's Graduate School of Engineering. His book Business Intelligence Guidebook: From Data Integration to Analytics was published by Morgan Kaufmann is 2014. Rick has written 200+ articles published in various industry publications, including searchBusinessAnalytics, searchDataManagement and Information Management.

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