25 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.

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    • 4.9 • 45 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.

    How Verizon Empowers the Frontlines to Deliver Personalized Customer Experiences

    How Verizon Empowers the Frontlines to Deliver Personalized Customer Experiences

    Joining Cindi today is Radha Sankaran, the Executive Director of Advanced Analytics/AI and ML at Verizon. Radha and Cindi discuss the benefits of personalizing customer experience and uncover strategies for empowering frontline decision makers with data. Plus, they share what women in tech aspiring to excel in this field should know to succeed and break the glass ceiling.

    • 49 min
    The Data & Analytics Trends that Matter Most in 2021

    The Data & Analytics Trends that Matter Most in 2021

    This week we have a very special episode featuring insights from three data and analytics leaders on what to expect in 2021. You’ll hear from Donald Farmer, Wayne Eckerson, and Tom Davenport.

    They discuss everything from how to remain relevant in the rapidly evolving data and analytics industry, what technologies will have the biggest impact on our lives, and what the future of the workplace will look like and what those changes mean for your business. Plus, enjoy the lightning rounds on Super Bowl predictions, snow, and best books to read!

    • 58 min
    Data Literacy Begins at Home

    Data Literacy Begins at Home

    Today's guest is Chris Powers, Senior Vice President and Global Product Manager of Business Data Analytics & Digital Innovations at Citigroup.

    Chris and Cindi discuss data literacy as a thought process, what common data sense is and how it can be taught to people without shaming them, and why "the five whys" are an invaluable technique for solving almost any problem.

    They also examine the real -- and counterintuitive -- purpose of self-service analytics. Plus, Cindi and Chris explain why data's role as the new oil is only as good as knowing what engine can use it.

    • 58 min
    It’s Time to Free Data to Speak for Itself

    It’s Time to Free Data to Speak for Itself

    Today's guest is Jim Tyo, CDO at investment management firm Invesco. On this episode, Jim and Cindi discuss best practices and the evolution of data governance and information quality over the past decade, taking the 'digital twin' approach from the world of manufacturing and applying it to the world of data, and the ethical nuances of navigating privacy laws and nontraditional inputs for complete datasets without introducing undue biases. Plus, Cindi and Jim share their best advice for people aspiring to pursue a career in data.

    • 53 min
    Navigating by the Federal Data Strategy's North Star

    Navigating by the Federal Data Strategy's North Star

    Joining Cindi today is Suzette Kent, the former US Federal Chief Information Officer.

    Suzette and Cindi discuss the creative friction between the public and private sector, the pros and cons of how the public and private sectors operate and what they can gain by collaborating with one another, and the challenges of avoiding minutiae and focusing on the big picture when working with massive datasets. Plus, Suzette shares the origin story of the federal data strategy and how she hopes it can be used to solve the problems we face today.

    • 57 min
    Powering Transformation in Healthcare with Cloud and Analytics

    Powering Transformation in Healthcare with Cloud and Analytics

    Joining Cindi today are two guests: Jon Osborn, Software Technology Executive and former SVP, Chief Technical and Data Officer at Ensemble Health Partners, and Todd Crosslin, the Global Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Snowflake.

    On this episode, Jon, Todd, and Cindi discuss how people in the healthcare chain of command can collaborate with one another more freely than ever before thanks to cloud innovations that make sensitive data safely and instantly available to all parties, why the countless benefits of moving to the cloud far outweigh the seemingly hefty upfront price tag (provided you adapt your strategy to fit your budget), and how a data chief can build a case to make these points evident to the stakeholders and higher-ups responsible for paying the bills.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 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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