The Multifaceted Role of Analytics Governance, with Isaac Wagner

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

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