MLGdansk #140 – Building & Managing High Performance Analytics Teams

We would like to invite you to 140. MLGdańsk meeting on Monday, 22nd May 2023 at 18.00 CEST (UTC+2)

The meeting will be held online on jitsi:

Our guest speaker will be:
John K. Thompson
Global Head, Artificial Intelligence (AI), EY

The topic of the meeting is:
Building & Managing High Performance Analytics Teams

About speaker:
“John is an experienced technology executive with over 35 years of expertise in the fields of data, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence. He is currently the Global Head of AI at EY and has been responsible for the global advanced analytics and AI function at a leading biopharmaceutical company. He was also an Executive Partner at Gartner and was responsible for the advanced analytics business unit of the Dell Software Group.

John is a prolific author and has written several books, including “Building Analytics Teams,” “Analytics: How to win with Intelligence,” and his latest book, “Data for All,” which is a Revolutionary Manifesto for Data. The book instructs people on how to protect and manage their data and the data of their loved ones.

Mr Thompson’s technology expertise includes all aspects of advanced analytics and information management, including descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, artificial intelligence, big data, simulation, optimization, and high-performance computing. He has built start-up organizations and reengineered business units of Fortune 500 firms to reach their potential.

John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Ferris State University and an MBA in Marketing from DePaul University. He is a technology leader with expertise and experience spanning all operational areas with a focus on strategy, product innovation, growth, and efficient execution. One of his primary areas of focus and interest has been to create innovative technologies to increase the value derived by organizations around the world.

Abstract of the talk:
“Over the past decade, the speed at which data and analytics has been reshaping our lives is accelerating. Now, it is even more important for enterprises to build and implement analytics in an intelligent manner.

One of the key ingredients to the success of data and analytics efforts is the team driving and informing the analytics process and resulting transformational change. A salient question that has been asked is – how does an enterprise build an effective analytics team?

In this session, we will walk through the process of succeeding in the analytics journey. We will examine the best approach to building a corporate analytics function and a high performing analytics team. We will describe and discuss the Artisanal and Modular approaches to hiring and building a team.

We will also examine how to evolve from the Artisanal and/or Modular model to a Hybrid model. We will examine how to manage a high performing analytics team to deliver analytical models and applications that are implemented and used in daily operations to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

Be ready to ask questions, this will be an interactive and open discussion.”

The meeting is open to all interested – feel free to join!