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Blog Posts by Drew Smith

In the start of this series, I introduced the diamond below and some principles, all grounded on the truth that every co-worker in the organization needs to increase their data knowledge, including the co-workers at the top. First a refresher…

Upskilling, data literacy, data fluency and even data culture are interrelated and often simply smashed together. I’m not brave enough to wade into this semantic war, instead in this next series of blogs I will build off the framework below…

This is the fourth piece in a blog series entitled: “Closing the Growing Gap in Analytics Capability and Effective Use” and this post focuses on how a Centralized analytics organizational model actually increases this gap and reduces the development of…

THE THIRD IN A BLOG SERIES: “CLOSING THE GROWING GAP IN ANALYTICS CAPABILITY AND EFFECTIVE USE” Business Leaders Bear Some Responsibility for Gap In the previous blog in this series, I encouraged analytics leaders to accept their obligation to bring…
The second in a blog series: “Closing the Growing Gap in Analytics Capability and Effective Use” Cautious Optimist or Happy Cynic – Important Roles for Analytics Leaders to Close the Analytics Gap Since analytics leaders live at the nexus of…
This is first in a series of blogs in which I will try to support closing a gap between the analytics that are possible and the business use of those analytics in reality. This yawning gap has been growing for…
You Are Not A Unicorn, You Exist in RealityLook across The 5 Differentiators of companies that use analytics for competitive advantage and you’ll see one of the great challenges for analytics leaders – the sheer diversity of areas of knowledge…
Warning, this blog contains a rant and rampant borrowing of innovation frameworks from publicly available sources. It’s a post about innovation that intentionally avoids creating something entirely new.A Not So Random Rant While there are many things that I love…
Think First, and SecondMany analytics organizations (and by default, their leaders) have developed a set of behaviors which treat analytics solutions as a project or a model. From our research, our engagements with clients, as well as hundreds of Analytics…