The next wave of impactful analytics professionals that can use data to drive strategy and financial results is not going to come from the technical realm. It is going to come from the finance and accounting realm.
I’ve never thought of myself as a data influencer, but apparently others do.
When you think of the engines of the Illinois economy most people think of finance, insurance, and real estate. Manufacturing usually isn’t an industry that comes to mind.
As one of the largest manufacturing states in the country, Illinois is a bona fide manufacturing mecca that has an exceptionally rich and diverse industrial history.
Our newest labor market app highlights just how prominent manufacturing is in IL and where all these manufacturing jobs are.
I’m honored to be a part of this data science and AI all star Hackathon judge panel. This global event is going to be a ton of fun to be a part of.
Transformation Nation Podcast (Episode 9): Addressing Analytics & Data Strategy/Leadership Pain Points
In this episode Jason & Jordan tackle the most common and challenging leadership hurdles to creating a successful & influential analytics strategy, program, and team.
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by RV Business about the new retail forecast product we are creating for the RV market.
What John Thompson has created in his new book is an absolute strategic and leadership masterpiece that should be on the shelf of every data and analytics leader. It is an instant classic. If you are a developing D&A leader, my sentiment is the same.
If you want the Cliff Notes review, I recommend the 2 minute video below.
“Empower People to Create a Bingeable Podcast” with Jason Krantz & Jordan Morrow of the Transformation Nation Podcast
Building our your “business and finance” centric data and analytical skills requires practice. Challenge is, there are not many data sets available to practice with that focus on the financial and strategy side of business. We are solving that problem for you.
Brent Dykes published a Forbes article yesterday that I had the pleasure of contributing to. In this article Brent discusses why data and analytics takes on increased importance during challenging times like what we are experiencing right now.
He also breaks down what it means to effectively leverage data and analytics to overcome adversity and evolve your strategy.
While there are numerous steps businesses can take to set themselves up for future success, some strategic, data, and analytic opportunities stick out. Below is the full writeup I provided for the article.
There are endless ways to leverage data to help people change their perspectives and behaviors to run better businesses. Some strategies work better than others though.
This is my entire philosophy on weaponizing, monetizing, and getting people to take action on data condensed into two minutes. Doug also got pretty fired up. He has some tremendous insights I am sure you will enjoy
I recently had the opportunity to attend one of the most innovative events I have ever been to.
"Dometic in the Desert” brought together the media, social media influencers, select dealers and distributors as well as a few leading-edge suppliers, to share details about company initiatives and recent product launches. To say it was fun is an understatement.
There are many ways to plan for and build out data and analytics strategies, teams, and capabilities. In this video Doug Laney and I walk thru various approaches along with the pros and cons of each.
This is a must listen if you are considering implementing a more robust data and analytics strategy to drive your business forward.
The value of your data is potentially greater than all other intangible balance sheet assets like copyrights, patents, trademarks, goodwill, or customer lists.
Management teams need to be thinking about how their data can be used in new, creative, and unconventional ways to drive strategy and enterprise value.
This article outlines what questions boards should be asking and also offers a playbook for making the data and analytics pitch to your board.
You can’t build a game changing, P&L and strategy driving analytics team/capability without good data. It is the backbone of any legitimate data science or analytics initiative.
Doug Laney and I teed off on this topic. This video will give executives an overview on why managing your data as an asset is essential for realizing the financial potential hidden in your data.
Manufacturing is one industry in particular that can benefit tremendously from an analytics and data strategy. This video discusses how D&A can quickly add huge enterprise value to these types of firms. The CEO, CFO, COO, and Private Equity teams in the crowd REALLY liked this segment.
Executive and board level support is essential for data and analytics success, but who ultimately has responsibility for driving the culture and strategy across the organization?
Many companies have been successful without analytics, but what got you here won’t get you there.
In this video Doug Laney and I discuss why a data and analytics strategy is essential to the long term survival and prosperity of every company today.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a room full of executives and board members about the power of data and analytics with my friend Doug Laney. It was a real honor and pleasure to be up there with a thought leader like him
In college I met a group of guys that loved to meet on a field, carry an odd shaped ball around, and run into each other with no equipment. They called this high intensity game rugby.
One day they asked me if I was interested in playing. It looked simple enough and fun, so I said sure.
Data literacy is a skill that isn’t on most people’s radar, but it should be. Everybody needs to be comfortable with data to succeed in today’s digital age. These are core skills we need to effectively process information (and identify misinformation) both inside and outside the workplace.
I stared my career as a finance guy. I loved tabular data and spreadsheets. I looked at a well designed spreadsheet as a piece of elegant art: simple and effective in its communication.
Understanding data is one thing. Being able to effectively analyze it is another. Effective data analysis consists of 1) proper techniques to disseminate data and 2) being aware of cognitive biases that can skew our analysis.
In today’s digital economy, data is currency. In order to understand why it is so valuable, we first have to understand what it is.