44 episodes

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.

The Data Chief Mission

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 52 Ratings

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.

    Using Data to Transform the Fan Experience in Football and Basketball: Insights from the Indianapolis Colts and Orlando Magic

    Using Data to Transform the Fan Experience in Football and Basketball: Insights from the Indianapolis Colts and Orlando Magic

    Jay Riola, SVP of Strategy and Innovation for the Orlando Magic, and Charlie Shin, VP of Data Strategy and Analytics for the Indianapolis Colts share how they’re using data and analytics to enhance fan experiences. With perspectives from both the NBA and the NFL, Jay and Charlie explore the evolution of mobile ticketing, challenges with identity management, the importance of building fan trust, and the most surprising insights they’ve ever discovered within their data.

    • 50 min
    #41 - GM’s Iwao Fusillo on Recruiting Top Talent and Building a Successful Data Literacy Strategy

    #41 - GM’s Iwao Fusillo on Recruiting Top Talent and Building a Successful Data Literacy Strategy

    Iwao Fusillo, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at General Motors, explains why domain expertise is not a precursor to a successful career in data and analytics, how to scale remote and hybrid teams, and how to implement a data literacy strategy within a legacy company.

    • 51 min
    #40 - ServiceNow’s Vijay Kotu on the Power of Micro-Decisions and Aligning Data Strategy to Business Strategy

    #40 - ServiceNow’s Vijay Kotu on the Power of Micro-Decisions and Aligning Data Strategy to Business Strategy

    Vijay Kotu, SVP of Data and Analytics for ServiceNow, discusses how he is building a high-growth “mathematical enterprise” where frontline workers are empowered to make smarter business decisions with data and AI. He also details the impact of ecosystems within the industry, and why being intentional about analytics use cases is essential.

    • 42 min
    The Top Trends in 2022 for Data Leaders from DataRobot, Databricks, and Google

    The Top Trends in 2022 for Data Leaders from DataRobot, Databricks, and Google

    On this episode of The Data Chief, top data and analytics executives from DataRobot, Databricks, and Google join Cindi to discuss trends shaping the future of analytics and provide bold predictions for the upcoming year.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    What To Expect on The Data Chief

    What To Expect on The Data Chief

    We are back with more episodes! In the coming months, you’ll hear from executives and data leaders from companies like Databricks, Google, General Motors, Etsy, ServiceNow, and more. Our guests cover topics like cloud acceleration, ethical AI, data fluency, scaling data teams, the trends that matter as we enter 2022, and much more!

    You won’t want to miss these upcoming episodes, so be sure to subscribe to The Data Chief on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Plus, you can dive deeper into these subjects at thedatachief.com where we host live events, share industry articles, and you can join a private slack community of like-minded Data Chief listeners.

    • 1 min
    #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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone innovating in the data and compliance ecosystem, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Cindi does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating an ever changing world of bits - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

rbrito71 ,

Best Data Strategy podcast in a clear way!

This podcast is very interesting and focuses on data. It is hosted by Cindi Howson who is well known and respected in the BI/Data industry for years. She is very fun to listen to and her guests are real world leaders that share their knowledge on a very clear and interesting way! Two thumbs up and recommended.

AManWhoLovesHisRomComs ,

Never thought Data Could be so fun

This has been a lot of fun to listen to so far. One of the things I always look for is a podcast that educates and entertains, and this one does both. Always great to hear from experts in the field. I feel like I’m constantly taking away something new from each episode.

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