Abstract: Organizations need to design, hire and manage their analytical teams. All organizations want their analytics teams and function to not only exist but to perform in a highly effective manner. Analytics teams are not like development teams or typical project teams. We will discuss what makes them different and how to hire and manage for high performance and operational impact.
In this session we’ll be discussing best practices relating to investing in, hiring and managing your analytics team, including the following topics:
• We will discuss how to build an analytics teams using the Artisanal or Modular model.
• Analytics team evolve and grow into Hybrid organizations. We will discuss how to manage this evolution.
• High performance analytics teams are unique. We will discuss how to best manage them.
• We will define how to build robust analytics processes that drive results in the real world
• We will examine how best to move from robust analytical processes to integrating analytical models and processes into operational production processes
Bio: John is an international technology executive with over 30 years of experience in the business intelligence and advanced analytics fields. Currently, John is responsible for the global Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence team and efforts at CSL.
Prior to CSL, John was an Executive Partner at Gartner, where he was management consultant to market leading companies in the areas of digital transformation, data monetization and advanced analytics. Before Gartner, John was responsible for the advanced analytics business unit of the Dell Software Group.
John is the author of the new book – Analytics Teams: Leveraging analytics and artificial intelligence for business improvement. The book was published in June 2020 and outlines how to hire and manage high performance advanced analytics teams. The book outlines how to engage with executives and senior managers. How to select and undertake analytics projects that change and improve how a business operates.
John is co-author of the bestselling book – Analytics: How to win with Intelligence, which debuted on Amazon as the #1 new book in Analytics in 2017. Analytics is a book that guides non-technical executives through the journey of creating an analytics function, funding initiatives and driving change in business operations through data and applied analytical applications.
Mr. Thompson’s technology expertise includes all aspects of advanced analytics and information management including – descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics, artificial intelligence, analytical applications, deep learning, cognitive computing, big data, data warehousing, business intelligence systems, and high performance computing.
One of John’s primary areas of focus and interest has been to create innovative technologies to increase the value derived by organizations around the world.
John has built start-up organizations from the ground up and he has reengineered business units of Fortune 500 firms to reach their potential. He has directly managed and run - sales, marketing, consulting, support and product development organizations.
He is a technology leader with expertise and experience spanning all operational areas with a focus on strategy, product innovation, growth and efficient execution.
Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Ferris State University and a MBA in Marketing from DePaul University.