Asha Saxena explores data and analytics governance with Isaac Wagner, Director of the Strategic Analytics group at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, a state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility using cutting-edge innovations to treat all kinds of cancer.
In this episode, Isaac Wagner discusses the importance of having a solid governance structure, the difference between data groups and analytics groups, and how data can be utilized to inform decision-making and problem-solving within a business.
Governance is all about behavior. Workforce skills, technology, and organizational models are aligning to ensure that the data available to a business is factual and consistent. Learn more on today’s podcast.
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- How data groups are responsible for collecting facts and statistics and organizing the data for use and review
- How analytic groups review data and use it to answer questions and make business decisions
- Why the Strategic Analytics group falls under the strategy heading instead of IT at Sloan Kettering and the advantages that arrangement offers
- What unconventional methods Isaac uses to mentor and train his team to better serve the business
- Why analytics governance is as important as data governance and why governance is crucial for ensuring consistency
- Which best practices are key to analytics and the effective utilization of resources
- How Sloan Kettering has transformed data analytics by incorporating programming code
- What challenges Isaac faces in the implementation of unified analytics standards throughout his organization
- Why it’s important to understand, define, and clearly state the impact of a project’s outcome
- Why the role of analytics is understanding the problems of a business and how they impact its long-term objectives
Ways to contact Isaac:
- LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/isaac-wagner-4502663