Building a Capability Roadmap: The Maturity Stages of Data & AI


Most organizations have some form of company-wide strategic initiatives around data and/or AI. Those strategic initiatives demand roadmaps that prioritize capabilities the company will need to unlock. These critical capabilities can include Data Quality, Data Enablement, Data Stewardship, Storytelling, Leveraging Insights, Data Engineering, Data Management, DataOps, ML Engineering, MLOps, AI Product Management, and AI Project Management. Each of these capabilities undergoes four key phases; net new, pilot, rollout, sustain. This talk will walk through key areas that every company must have on their roadmap, dependencies between capabilities, and benefits associated with each area.

The audience will walk away with:
-An overview of critical capabilities companies need to successfully realize value from their data and AI initiatives
-How to build a strategic roadmap that will mature their organization to effectively work with data and build AI
-Common pitfalls and challenges companies face during this process and tactics on how to avoid them


Rehgan Avon is the co-founder & CEO of AlignAI, a Knowledge Management Platform helping companies sustainably transform their organizations to effectively work with data & Artificial Intelligence. With a background in Integrated Systems Engineering and a strong focus on building technology to support analytics and machine learning, Rehgan has worked on architecting solutions and products to operationalize machine learning models at scale within the large enterprise. Rehgan’s previous experience has been fueled by a passion for early-stage startups and product development.

Rehgan has built an extensive community of analytics & data experts through Women in Analytics, a global organization she founded in 2016 to provide more visibility to diverse individuals making an impact in this space. She hosts a global annual conference that has put over 250 women on the stage. The community has over 5000 members from around the world that participate in tutorials, learning groups, discussion boards, and mentorship programs. She was also inducted into the inaugural class of Columbus CEO’s Future 50.

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