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Seminar 2 - Leading Analytics: Managing the Strategy



The strategic imperative for any analytics initiative is finding insights in data which create additional value for an organization. Central to this effort is setting an analytical roadmap which enables the organization to find valuable insights, quickly and repeatedly. The Analytics Value Lifecycle establishes a framework to help the analytics manager determine the gaps in the analytics process and recommends tools and techniques to fill them. This seminar will describe the Analytics Value Lifecycle from the perspective of an organization which is building analytics and their capabilities, clean sheet.



There is a $10 fee per RSVP and all except for PayPal's fee (boo!), 100% of payment will be donated to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.



  • Context: Analytics Value Lifecycle

    • Determine the assumed responsibilities for the analytics group from stakeholders

    • Inventory gaps in data, tools and resources

    • Converging on a set of core deliverables + priority

    • Analytics milestone roadmap

    • Create strategies for filling gaps

    • Many more...

  • Primary Purpose: Driving down the mean time to insight















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  • Carine

    Same question here, are the slides available somewhere? Thank yoU!

    September 11, 2013

  • Erick

    Hello John, I have the same question, can you send me the presentation.. (email: [masked]) I asked you for the presentation when I left during the break at 7 pm due to an unexpected event. I look forward to hearing from you.. thanks vm!

    August 29, 2013

  • Vishal K.

    It was an excellent presentation. John, do we have slides from your & Puneet's presentation uploaded somewhere?

    August 29, 2013

  • Ron Tablante C.

    Unfortunately was not able to make it...will slides be available?

    August 29, 2013

  • Zoran D.

    Please make an effort to find a microphone. Both lecturers spoke very softly and it was a real effort to hear what they were saying. Excellent and very relevant presentations otherwise.

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • James C.

    Thanks Puneet and John! Both presentations were very thought-provoking in terms of sizing up your environment/doing a "pre-treatment" assessment before applying the "treatment" of an analytics shop. Love the fact that Puneet's portion was based on the "what and whom" to assess, as well as to hone in/actualize on the "why," while John's portion focused on the "how" via a systems-thinking perspective. As a former education researcher, your presentations reminded me about important aspects of program evaluation. As a current applied statistician for a nonprofit, the presentations also really help confirm certain steps that were taken to get buy-in from and guide more concretely audiences who only knew they "wanted analytics" to help achieve the objective of better targeting potential donors. I'm looking forward to the rest of the seminars! -James

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • MarkN

    Hi John. Found both presentations to be a very high quality. Look forward the the next seminar. - Mark

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Scott D.

    I found this a very interesting couple of hours. I appreciated the insights into engagement strategies offered by Puneet and John. I was quite interested in the dichotomy of 'data to answer specific questions' v. 'what can the data tell us?'; these seem to be two very different engagements. One thought that sticks with me: Data Scientists sound like they need to be Leonardos of the organizational world - able to understand and perform well in social/biz/technical realms. What an interesting space. As for future presentations - more stories, please. Two hours may not be long enough for these events - consider blocking out more time.


    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Jim S.

    Mainly from the perspective of a manager of analytics in a tech company. Heard in elevator leaving: "I'm not a manager, so it seemed pretty high level to me." Might be good to have a 30 minute lecture and ten round tables organized by topic of interest. The quality of the group is fantastic, so the format/content need to be valuable or we'll lose people.

    August 29, 2013

  • Rajen S.

    Really look forward to attending this session.

    August 18, 2013

  • sung jin c.

    Have an appointment. Will definitely attend next talk.

    August 18, 2013

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