The Dark Side of Data
The Dark Side of Data


Despite data providing enormous benefit to organization and societies as a whole, it entails a dark side too. Not only referring to the 'dark data' - the +90% of data that is being captured by corporations but not used to drive business decisions, we're seeing misuse of data by ill equipped managers which take the benefit away from it. From Analysis Paralysis, Answers in the search of Questions, loss of context and many 'HIPPO' situations, we are slowly moving from an intended data-driven organization to a driven-data organization, data that is driven by agendas and politics that abuse its appearance. As a result, organizations are looking into creating an ethical and sustainable culture which can ensure that data lives to its promise of transparency, meritocracy and collaboration within companies.


A Business Transformation leader with hands-on experience on how to manage technology, people, data and products to lead real change, innovation and growth in global organizations.Yuval Dvir heads online partnership for Google Cloud - the productivity applications and the cloud based building blocks that power many of today’s organizations. Prior to that, Yuval headed the Strategy for Google's Global Product Operation, improving customer experience for Google’s Advertising partners and clients. Prior to joining Google, Yuval led Skype’s Product Operations Strategy and evolved Skype into a lean, agile and data driven organizations with a truly user focused view. As the scope expanded, Yuval created the Business Transformation group, responsible for driving the wider strategic alignment of the division and the data culture across Microsoft. As part of this turnaround, Yuval oversaw the rebuilding of Skype’s data architecture, from pipeline feeds to the last mile of visualization, adoption and business growth. Yuval brings years of international experience in Product, Operations and Innovation gained in large multinationals and in tech start-ups as a consultant. Yuval holds a B.S.c from the Technion - Israel's Institute of Technology and an M.B.A from INSEAD Business School in France and Singapore.

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