Alan D. Duncan

Alan D. Duncan

VP Analyst
Alan Duncan is Vice President for Data and Analytics Strategy and Chief Data Officer (CDO).
Major areas of interest include:
- Infonomics and the business value of data and analytics — identifying and communicating business outcomes and value through mapping of information supply chains, data cataloging and treating information as an asset
- Monetizing data and best practices for realizing better business outcomes.
- Improving data literacy and data-driven culture. Influencing the organizational, cultural and behavioral change impacts arising from an evidence-based/analytic approach to digital business.
- Analytic ethics — the ethical considerations for data and analytics, and the potential intended and unintended consequences of collecting and analyzing data.
- Impact of data literacy and data-driven culture on artificial intelligence.
- Data and analytics strategy for midsized enterprises.
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Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 08:30 AM|Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 09:15 AM
Data-Driven Foundations: Getting Started With Data Literacy and Information as a Second Language

The increasingly pervasive nature of data makes it crucial for all employees to learn to “speak data.” This foundational session will provide data and analytics leaders with the basis to start a data literacy program as a key enabler of data-driven business. How to champion data literacy awareness and craft a clear case for change? How to conduct data literacy pilots test the value proposition? How to partner with other executive stakeholders to align the data literacy program and collectively create a data-driven culture?

Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 12:15 PM|Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 12:45 PM
Data Monetization: Identifying Industry Examples to Illustrate Business Value

D&A Leaders struggle to define and illustrate data monetization. How do you convince your stakeholders that data monetization is "not" about data selling, but instead about data value? Are you using industry use cases to enable better communication for data monetization support and funding? This session will clarify data monetization misconceptions, identify opportunities to create internal efficiencies and drive new revenue, and illustrate cross-industry success stories.

Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 02:00 PM|Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 03:30 PM
Workshop: Applied Infonomics — How to Measure, Manage and Monetize Available Information Assets

Monetizing information assets is critical to digital business success. This workshop will explore the methods that enable CIOs and CDOs to deliver new business value by managing information supply chains and curating the inventory of information assets: How to facilitate, broker and mediate the underlying business value of the data? How to make data access and consumption more agile, flexible and relevant for both operational processes and to analytics? How to champion business narratives that leverage data and foster a data-driven culture?

Wednesday, 20 May, 2020 02:00 PM|Wednesday, 20 May, 2020 02:45 PM
How to Get Buy-In and Sell Data and Analytics to Stakeholders

Getting buy-in is a consistent challenge for data and analytics leaders, such as CDOs. To do so, they must “sell” the overall vision and strategy for data and analytics and the measurable business benefits, while also overcoming any stakeholder objections and underlying change resistance challenges. How to articulate the benefits of analytics solutions to executives? How to link data and analytics efforts to business outcomes or trace them through to hard benefits? How to encourage experimentation and entrepreneurialism while overcoming change aversion and the need for certainty?

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