Data Driven Leadership

Data is ubiquitous. Each nugget of data holds insight that can help us improve business operations, reduce the cost of doing business, target profitable customers, gain a competitive advantage, make better decisions, and most important of all, formulate strategy for our businesses.  But data is only impactful if businesses can quickly determine how to best use it.

According to IBM, “Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.” With the cost of data storage decreasing day by day, gone are the times when a business worried about what data to store and how often to purge. Businesses are now swimming in a sea of data due to a shortage of expertise in managing data, as well as the lack of processes, tools, and training necessary to create analytical models that would improve business ROI.

Empirical evidence proves that companies leveraging data to make it a core pillar in their decision-making are gaining a competitive edge in their industries. A study performed by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson showed that “companies that inject big data and analytics into their operations show productivity and profitability that are 5% to 6% higher than those of their peers.”

Data Driven Leadership is designed to empower business leaders to institute data science principles and practices into individual departments and throughout their organizations. It gives leaders practical knowledge to build and lead teams of data scientists to manage analytical functions within their organization. Participants will interact with a roundtable of data experts from multiple industries as they describe their organizational transformation journeys into data-driven enterprises.

Program Format

In this 3 day accelerated program, executives will hear presentations and case studies, and participate in breakout sessions led by experts from both industry and academia. Executives are encouraged to bring the challenges they have encountered (or fear encountering!) to instituting data science into their organizations. These ideas will be workshopped in small groups throughout each day.  At the end of the course, executives will have the tools necessary to formulate a great plan, and have the knowledge and mindset to execute their new data strategies.

This program will culminate with an interactive panel discussion, led by industry leaders willing to share their “secret sauce” for engraving a culture of data-driven decision-making into their departments and ultimately helping transform their organizations to data driven enterprises.


$5,495 includes:

  • 2 nights of lodging
  • Meals, breaks, and activities during program
  • Pre-program assessment of participant and their organization
  • Virtual coaching at 2, 4, and 6 months following program conclusion