In this podcast, @BillFranksGA talks about the ingredients of a successful analytics ecosystem. He shared his analytics journey, his perspective on how other businesses are engaging in data analytics practice. He also sheds some light on best practices that businesses could adopt to execute a successful data strategy.
0:28 Bill’s journey.
4:00 Bill’s journey as an analyst.
9:29 Maturity of the analytics market.
11:56 Business, IT, and Data.
16:18 Introducing centralized analytics practice in an enterprise.
19:50 Tips and strategies for chief data officers to deliver the goods.
26:07 What do businesses don’t get about data analytics?
29:40 Is the future aligned with data or analytics.
34:25 Importance for leadership to understand analytics.
36:35 The role of analytics professionals in the age of AI.
41:42 Upgrading analytics models.
47:50 How much should a business experiment on AI.
55:25 Evaluating blockchain.
59:50 Bill’s success mantra.
1:05:25 Bill’s favorite reads.
1:07:17 Key takeaway.
Bill Franks is Chief Analytics Officer for The International Institute For Analytics (IIA), where he provides perspective on trends in the analytics and big data space and helps clients understand how IIA can support their efforts to improve analytic performance.
He also serves on the advisory boards of multiple university and professional analytic programs. He has held a range of executive positions in the analytics space in the past, including several years as Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata (NYSE: TDC).
Bill is the author of the book Taming The Big Data Tidal Wave (John Wiley & Sons). In the book, he applies his two decades of experience working with clients on large-scale analytics initiatives to outline what it takes to succeed in today’s world of big data and analytics. The book made Tom Peter’s list of 2014 “Must Read” books and also the Top 10 Most Influential Translated Technology Books list from CSDN in China.
His focus has always been to help translate complex analytics into terms that business users can understand and to then help an organization implement the results effectively within their processes. His work has spanned clients in a variety of industries for companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to small non-profit organizations.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Statistics from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from North Carolina State University.
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