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How to Grow a Data Culture

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Data is the new oil. It's everywhere and growing fast. The key to success lies in creating a data community that brings together all stakeholders from across the organization and gives them visibility into what each other is doing with data. But with all this excitement surrounding data, how do you make sure that your organization’s culture supports a data-driven approach?
Our guest today is Christopher Wagner, Principal Data Insights & Analytics Solution Architect at KratosBI and creator of the Data Gods.

Chris has been working in the data and analytics space for nearly 20 years. And he has dedicated his professional career to making data and information accessible to the masses. He is continually learning new things and teaching others from these experiences to help people keep up with this ever-changing landscape. Chris frequently posts on LinkedIn and his blog, so make sure that you follow him as he has vast experience in a wide variety of business applications and business processes with an emphasis on insurance banking, risk, finance, marketing, and driving ROI through the utilization of agile development best practices.

Tune in as we discuss the best practices for creating data communities and growing a data culture.

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in:

  • [00:12] Introducing Chris
  • [01:28] How does it feel to be a data god?
  • [03:35] Chris's background on data BI
  • [08:30] Building a data culture
  • [10:37] Way to build a data culture
  • [12:06] Does training on data culture work?
  • [13:54] What is data culture?
  • [21:06] Showing up toe ROI on data culture and the AI-driven business decisions
  • [25:21] Creating data templates and processes that all stakeholders can use
  • [26:10] What's next for Chris?

Notable Quotes

  • Always be looking at that horizon. Where is that cast on the hill that you're trying to strive for? And be honest with yourself.
  • Data culture is any culture that isn't one person. It is how the community works and operates together.
  • If you're working with a team who's just starting out in data engineering, give templates and packages and processes to follow that make it really easy for them to be successful.
  • The way I think of a data culture, it's how your organization broadly across all communities, engage with and leverage data to drive action and or insights that lead to action inside your organization.
  • It's awful if you spend a year and a half doing something, and it's a bust.
  • We need to be putting our hand out and helping people up as much as we possibly can, and showing them the right way to do it.

About Chris Wagner

Chris Wagner is a Data God, Analytics Rebel, Power BI Boss, and White Rabbit. He is also a Senior Big Data/ BI Solution Architect and Developer.
Chris has been working in the Data and Analytics space for nearly 20 years and he has dedicated his professional career to making data and information accessible to the masses.

He is continually learning new things and teaching others from these experiences.

Make sure you follow Chris, as he has vast experience in a wide variety of business applications and business processes with an emphasis on Insurance, Banking, Risk, Finance, Marketing and driving ROI through utilization of Agile Development best practices.

CW

“Having a data culture means letting that data and having that data be able to help you, guide, and decide what you're going to do on any given day to help drive your goals and your company's goals.”

- Chris Wagner


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