Data Transforming Business – Series 3, Episode 8

Episode 8: Data Preparation and Advanced Analytics – How Data Practitioners Are Changing the Landscape

Big data, IoT, and cloud are just three technologies that encourage businesses to become more data-driven. More and more organisations are recognising the benefits of leveraging data for strategic advantage.

However, this boom in data has uncovered an IT skills gap, leaving business-centric staff trying their hand at filling it. Fortunately, the tools available today are easy to use, taking some of the burden off. Chris Maddox at Paxata and Jean-Luc Chatelain at Accenture, a key partner of Paxata, join us to talk about these tools.

Chris and Jean-Luc talk extracting insights from data and who is responsible for doing so. They it should be the business community, but these staff often lack the necessary technical skills to do so. Both demonstrate, however, the benefits of a partnership between IT and business. Finally, they discuss the reinvention of companies in an age of digital transformation and how this is powered by data.

“who should be the one that’s actually trying to find insights from the data?”

“The IT Guys should go and hug the business guys, and the business guys should go and hug the it guys”