AnalyticsWeek Leadership Podcast with Juan F. Gorricho, Disney – Playcast – Data Analytics Leadership Playbook Podcast

November 8, 2016

In this session, Juan F. Gorricho, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, PFCU / Walt Disney, sat with Vishal Kumar, CEO AnalyticsWeek and shared his journey as an analytics executive, best practices, hacks for upcoming executives, and some challenges/opportunities he’s observing as a Chief Data & Analytics Officer. Juan discussed creating a data-driven culture and what leaders could do to get buy-ins for building strong data science capabilities.

0:29 Juan’s journey.
4:57 Defining International society of chief data officers.
7:08 Joining International society of CDO.
7:45 Being in a credit union and being a CDO.
10:33 Hacks to creating a data-driven culture.
16:25 Being a partner of Walt Disney.
19:20 Data sharing with Disney.
21:50 Data officers vs. analytics officer.
25:59 Getting the leadership onboard on data.
30:44 The business decision making of a CDO at PFCU.
33:33 Collaboration with IT.
37:48 Challenges Juan faces in his current role.
45:03 Building data solutions or buying data solutions?
49:05 Advice for data leaders.
Here’s Juan F. Gorricho Bio:

Juan F. Gorricho is currently the Chief Data & Analytics Officer for Partners Federal Credit Union. In this role, Juan leads the data and analytics strategy development and execution for Partners, one of the top credit unions in the country, exclusively serving the more than 100,000 cast members of The Walt Disney Company. Juan has more than 15 years of experience in the data and analytics space, including multiple speaking engagements. In his prior roles with Disney, Juan led multiple multimillion-dollar projects to implement business intelligence and analytical solutions for key lines of business such as Labor Operations and Merchandise. Juan has an Industrial Engineering degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Juan is married and lives with his wife and two children in Orlando, Florida, United States of America.

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