Posts tagged coe

Every time I speak at a conference or on a webcast, one of the most frequent questions involves the “best” way to organize analytical and big data activity within a large organization. Should the function be centralized or decentralized? Should analysts and data scientists be attached to business functions and units, or in a central pool? To which existing function or organization should it report?

Read More
Thinking Out Loud By Tom Vol. 2

In the last several months I’ve been subjecting much of the world to my spoken thoughts on analytics. I’ve been to Europe (twice), Brazil (twice), Mexico, Argentina, Hong Kong, Chile, Canada, and various places in the US. One thing that has struck me as I travel around and talk to different companies is the incredible geographic variation in analytical approaches within the same company. You find some impressive analytical work going on at corporate headquarters, and then you discover that it’s not present outside the home country—or sometimes it’s vice-versa.

Read More