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How to Lead a Data-Driven Culture


Featuring Thomas H. Davenport, President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics, Fellow of the MIT Initiative for the Digital Economy, and Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics


Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | Noon - 1:00 PM US ET

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM US Mountain
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM US Pacific
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT
Tom Davenport
Julie Devoll
Sponsored by ThoughtSpot

Businesses say they want to make more effective use of data, analytics, and AI, but many are not making progress. One survey of U.S. executives found that 63% do not believe their companies are analytics driven. Another survey found that in 2019 only 31% of large U.S. firms said they were data driven compared to 37% in 2017; some companies are clearly regressing.

At a time when making analytical decisions is so important, why are companies struggling? In a recent HBR article, Babson professor Tom Davenport asserts a key impediment is the lack of a data-driven culture. And that a data-driven culture must start from the top.

On June 24, 2020, Davenport—one of the world’s foremost experts on analytics—will lead a live, interactive HBR webinar on how senior executives can create a data-driven culture in their organizations.

Davenport will share insights on:

  • The role CEOs and senior leaders play in creating data-driven cultures.
  • How to persuade a CEO to become more data driven.
  • The importance of educational programs, leading by example, and promotions and rewards.

“From boards of directors to CEOs to analytics and AI leaders, everyone who believes in a data-driven approach should work to persuade others to adopt and maintain it,” says Davenport.

If your organization sees the immense potential in becoming more data driven but is not moving quickly enough to make it a reality, join Tom Davenport and HBR on June 24.  


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