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What Was Hot in Data and Analytics in Sydney, Australia?

by Andrew White  |  February 25, 2019  |  Comments Off on What Was Hot in Data and Analytics in Sydney, Australia?

I had the good fortune to spend a couple of days in Sydney, Australia, where I attended our Data and Analytics Conference.  I was lucky enough to speak to numerous clients and present on data hub strategy, data and analytics strategy and operating model, and adaptive data and analytics governance.

The phrase I used most frequently in my interactions with attendees at our conference was, “focus manically on outcomes”.

The vast majority of attendees questions centered on the next-best action to get started with a digital and data transformation. Questioners didn’t seek a concept; they didn’t want a theory. They wanted something that would given them confidence; something that would predictably work.

And yes, there were lots of questions about:

  • Governing data; master data management; data quality; trust in data
  • Coping with silos and modernizing information infrastructure
  • Developing a data, and/or analytics, BI and AI strategy (what to use, where and when)
  • Data Literacy: the language, posture and methods used to explain how data drives better business outcomes

So it was a good week.  Looking forward to Data and Analytics, London-style.


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Andrew White
Research VP
8 years at Gartner
22 years IT industry

Andrew White is a Distinguished Analyst and VP. His roles include Chief of Research and Content Lead for Data and Analytics. His main research focus is data and analytics strategy, platforms, and governance. Read Full Bio

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