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Meet the world’s top data and analytics leaders transforming how we do business. Hear case studies, industry insights, and personal lessons from the executives leading the data revolution.

Join host Cindi Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot, every other Wednesday to meet the leaders and teams at the cutting edge.

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Meet the world’s top data and analytics leaders transforming how we do business. Hear case studies, industry insights, and personal lessons from the executives leading the data revolution.

Join host Cindi Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot, every other Wednesday to meet the leaders and teams at the cutting edge.

    #38 Four Must Read Books for Data and Analytics Leaders with Randy Bean, John Thompson, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, and Doug Laney

    #38 Four Must Read Books for Data and Analytics Leaders with Randy Bean, John Thompson, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, and Doug Laney

    The data and analytics field is evolving rapidly. As is the role of the modern data and analytics leader. To keep pace with new trends, organizational best practices, and technologies, leaders need to make learning a priority, whether that’s reading or podcasting — or both!

    In this episode, Cindi is joined by four authors and thought leaders who are writing the next chapter of our industry. Randy Bean, Founder and CEO of New Vantage Partners, shares the value of experimentation and failure. John Thompson, Global Head of Advanced Analytics and AI at CSL Behring, shares insights into building successful analytics teams; Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Founder and CEO of storytelling with data, shares how leaders can better connect with audiences through story; and Doug Laney, Data and Analytics Innovation Fellow at West Monroe, shares how to monetize, manage and measure information as an asset and competitive advantage.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #37 Investec’s Daniel Seymore on Change Management, Business Agility, and Developing Domain Expertise

    #37 Investec’s Daniel Seymore on Change Management, Business Agility, and Developing Domain Expertise

    Daniel Seymore, Head of Business Intelligence at South Africa-based financial services company, Investec, covers best practices for building successful teams, upskilling the next generation of IT professionals, and why domain experience is the prominent skill needed for all data and analytics leaders.

    • 47 min
    #36: Mastercard’s JoAnn Stonier on Responsible AI and Applying Human-Centric Design Principles to Data Problems

    #36: Mastercard’s JoAnn Stonier on Responsible AI and Applying Human-Centric Design Principles to Data Problems

    JoAnn Stonier, Chief Data Officer at Mastercard, explains data’s impact on people, how CDOs lay the groundwork for strategic innovation, and the progress that’s been made toward building responsible AI

    • 50 min
    #35: Estée Lauder’s Sol Rashidi on Treating Data as a Product, Turning Failures into Success, and the Unique Position of the CDO

    #35: Estée Lauder’s Sol Rashidi on Treating Data as a Product, Turning Failures into Success, and the Unique Position of the CDO

    Sol Rashidi, Chief Analytics Officer at Estée Lauder Companies, discusses the importance of understanding and learning from past failures, the need to take a product-centric approach, and why your product roadmap should be technology agnostic.

    • 46 min
    #34 Pilot Flying J’s Ameet Shetty on Cloud Data Infrastructure, Governance, Analytics Talent

    #34 Pilot Flying J’s Ameet Shetty on Cloud Data Infrastructure, Governance, Analytics Talent

    Ameet Shetty, Chief Data and Analytics Officer for Pilot Flying J, discusses the evolving role of the CDO, leveraging data for customer experience analytics, and how best to organize data and analytics talent

    • 31 min
    #33 Credit Karma’s Ryan Graciano on Data Marts, Data Models, and Disrupting the Credit Landscape

    #33 Credit Karma’s Ryan Graciano on Data Marts, Data Models, and Disrupting the Credit Landscape

    Ryan Graciano, CTO of Credit Karma, discusses the importance of data hygiene, explainable AI and why data literacy is something you have to continuously work at.

    • 39 min

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