Dealing With Executive Attention Span Disorder (EASD) in Your Long-Running Enterprise Data Program
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  Grant Sutton   Grant Sutton
Director, Solution Architecture and Data Governance
Datasource Consulting


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Level:  Business/Strategic

Across the world data professionals labor valiantly to solve truly challenging and complex enterprise data problems. With growing awareness of the importance of data in the business and more of it to deal with, the job isn't getting any easier. Add to that the challenge of trying to build an enterprise data solution that takes longer than the attention span of your sponsors and it's a wonder any of us still pursue our passion for solving these problems.

In this presentation we'll address the plague of Executive Attention Span Disorder (EASD) and proven strategies to make sure your long-running enterprise data program (BI, Data Governance, Metadata, Data Warehouse, etc.) won't be abandoned after the first three months. Leveraging the fact that data is the lifeblood of your organization we'll discuss:

  • The Plague of EASD
  • Incredibly Clever Sponsor Selection
  • Forming an Alliance of Necessary Evils
  • Courageous Communication
  • Surfing the Data Waves

For over 25 years Grant Sutton has helped organizations, large and small, optimize the value of their data using his expertise in information strategy, data warehousing/business intelligence, data governance, data architecture, and enterprise performance management. He is passionate about identifying and solving the whole problem - people, process, and technology - to deliver value from data.

Grant currently serves as the Director of Solutions Architecture and Data Governance for Datasource Consulting. In addition to experience consulting across three continents, he has served as VP of Enterprise Performance Management and Data Governance at Apollo Education Group/University of Phoenix and is the Acting Director of Enterprise Business Intelligence at AmerisourceBergen Corporation.

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