Harsh Tiwari talks about fabric of data driven leader in Financial Sector #FutureOfData #Podcast

June 16, 2018

In this podcast, Harsh Tiwari, Former CDO CUNA Mutual Group, sheds light on data science leadership in the financial / risk sector. He shares some key takeaway insights for aspiring leaders to take for managing large enterprise data science practice. He shared the importance of collaborations and a growth mindset via a partnership. He discussed his “So what” approach to problem-solving. This podcast is great for any listener willing to understand some best practices for being a data-driven leader.

0:28 Harsh’s journey.
5:44 Harsh’s current role.
10:17 Ideal location for a chief data officer.
14:42 Ideal CDO role and placement.
20:15 Capital One’s best practices in managing data.
25:28 How are the credit unions and regional banks placed in terms of data management.
31:20 Introducing data to well-performing banks.
38:05 Getting started as a CDO in a bank.
43:21 Checklist for a business to hire a CDO.
48:35 Keeping oneself sane during the technological disruption.
54:13 Harsh’s success mantra.
58:51 Harsh’s favorite read.
1:02:14 Parting thoughts.

Harsh’s Recommended Read:
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins https://amzn.to/2I7DHGM

Podcast Link:
iTunes: http://math.im/itunes
GooglePlay: http://math.im/gplay

Harsh’s BIO:
Harsh Tiwari is the Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer for CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wisconsin. His primary responsibilities include leading enterprise-wide data initiatives providing strategy and policy guidance for data acquisition, usage, and management. He joined the company in July 2015.
Before joining CUNA Mutual Group, Harsh spent many years working in information technology, analytics, and data intelligence. He worked at Capital One Financial Group in Plano, Texas, for 17 years, where he most recently focused on creating an effective data and business intelligence environment to manage risks across the company as the Head of Risk Management Data and Business Intelligence. He has also served as the Divisional CIO for Small Business Credit Card and Consumer Lending, Head of Portfolio and Delivery Management, Head of Auto Finance Data and Business Intelligence, Business Information Officer of Capital One Canada, and Analyst –Senior Manager of Small Business Data & System Analysis.

A native of India, Harsh earned a B.S. in Mechanical engineering from Mysore University in Mysore, Karnataka, India, and an M.B.A. in Finance / MIS Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In his spare time, Harsh enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife, Rashmi, and their son, who is 12, and a daughter, who is 8.

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