Webinar: 2020 Year in Review

By David Alles, Drew Smith, Doug Mirsky, Dec 03, 2020

Available to Research & Advisory Network Clients Only

2020 has been shaped by an unprecedented series of events. COVID19, remote work, protests for social justice, natural disasters and a contentious election have had a significant impact on the development, use and business impact of analytics. Join IIA’s Doug Mirsky (VP, Research & Advisory Network), Drew Smith (VP, Analytics Leadership Consortium) and David Alles (VP, Sales, Marketing and Client Success) as they explore the top challenges, initiatives and projects seen in their everyday work with IIA clients in 2020.

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A Framework For Establishing A Self-Service Program

By Drew Smith, Doug Mirsky, Aug 31, 2020

Available to Research & Advisory Network Clients Only

As with many terms in the analytics space, “self-service” tends to have many meanings, depending on the vendor using the term. Self-service is used to describe both business intelligence and (advanced) analytics, and is frequently co-mingled with a number of other terms, including “data democratization,” “citizen data scientist” and, more recently, “data literacy.”

In general, this collection of terms points in the direction of a conscious strategy to have more employees in an organization, with broader and deeper access to data, use those data sets to make better, more timely data-driven decisions with little or no intervention from a centralized BI or analytics function, or IT professionals.

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2020 ANALYTICS PREDICTIONS AND PRIORITIES

By Thomas H. Davenport, Bill Franks, Drew Smith, Robert Morison, Dec 19, 2019

Each year, the International Institute for Analytics ends the year with a look at the latest analytics trends and the most pressing analytics challenges currently facing organizations. Our predictions are based upon our day-to-day work supporting and advising analytics leaders and organizations. We take advantage of the breadth of expertise and cross-industry perspectives we encounter every day from our clients, partners, and members of the IIA expert network. This is our 10th annual look toward the upcoming year, and our annual Predictions and Priority research brief and the associated webinar have become among IIA’s most popular content of the year. This year, we’ve stuck with our approach of augmenting each of our predictions with a specific priority for leaders to focus on as they attempt to address that prediction. As a result, each priority provides specific guidance as to how to best prepare for, and adapt to, its corresponding prediction.

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