In the Foreword to NewVantage Partners’ 10th Annual Data and AI Leadership Executive Survey (2022), Randy Bean and Tom Davenport outwardly “wonder when there’ll be good news about data-drive cultures in organizations.” Why? Only about a quarter of the enterprises report creating a data-driven organization — down from 2020 and 2019 — and there’s also been a decrease in those “establishing a data culture.” What’s missing? The same thing that’s been missing for the entire decade the survey’s been done. Bean and Davenport say, “Senior executives need to promote data-driven decision-making and to hire and promote those who practice it.”

This is exactly what this master class covers — how to engage everyone in an enterprise in collaborate data-informed decision-making. Take note that Bean and Davenport didn’t say, “More advanced technology is needed,” or “Train everyone on how to create better dashboards,” or “Better data visualizations are the answer.” The S.M.A.R.T.E.R. TM decision- making process ensures that the right business question is being addressed so stakeholders get what they need in a timely manner to make important decisions and communicate them in a manner that sparks immediate action.

What You'll Learn

1. Determine what is most important for key stakeholders when they request data.

2. Ask the right questions so individuals and teams do not get stuck in data analysis and paralysis.

3. Work in an agile manner with others to reveal three kinds of insights within a data set.

4. Strategize with others on which insights are the most important to relay, how to do so, and with whom to share them.

5. Determine the narrative that best embody the insights to be communicated to stakeholders for decision-making and action.



June 1, 2022


8:00 am

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