Democratizing analytics: Extending data-driven decision making to the enterprise

For more than 20 years, Business Intelligence was defined by centralized analytics, monolithic data dashboards, and access to custom reports controlled by a few highly-trained gatekeepers. In recent years, tool vendors have begun to provide a range of new, user-focused tools for data exploration, and businesses have shown a need for a more democratic, flexible approach to put data-driven decision-making in the hands of their increasingly mobile workforce.

But how far should businesses go, and who’s running the show? Opening the data floodgates runs the risk of burying knowledge workers in too much information, which could actually stagnate decision-making or worse yet – lead to faulty conclusions.

This webinar will discuss the risks and business benefits of data democratization, and considers the steps enterprises must take to enable data-driven decision-making, from process refinement to staffing and tool choice. Join Gigaom Research, our sponsor TIBCO for “Democratizing analytics: Extending data-driven decision making to the enterprise,” a free analyst roundtable webinar on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PT.

Key topics of discussion:

  • How can businesses identify which data visualization and exploration tools different employees require?

  • How much and what types of data should end users be able to access?

  • How can businesses enhance the analytics capabilities of existing, familiar tools?

  • How does data democratization change the role of the data scientist?

  • How does mobility affect toolset development?

Who should attend:

  • CIOs and CTOs

  • IT decision-makers

  • Data analysts and scientists

  • Line-of-business managers