20 mins | August 12, 2019

Digital Workshop Reactions, Silos, and Pragmatism

Developing A Data-Centric Organization

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Hello and welcome to Episode 3 of the first season of the "Your DataOps Advantage" podcast series by Hitachi Vantara! In this episode, podcast host Bill Schmarzo (our CTO of IoT & Analytics) meets again with Renée Lahti (our CIO) and Jonathan Martin (our CMO) as they react to the previous day's Digital Envisioning Workshop, the importance of knocking down organizational silos, data quality versus data action, and the importance of pragmatism. Plug those wireless headphones in folks—it's time to unlearn something!

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Bill Schmarzo

CTO, IoT and Analytics, Hitachi Vantara

Bill Schmarzo is regarded as one of the top Digital Transformation influencers on Big Data and Data Science. His career spans over 30 years in data warehousing, BI and advanced analytics. As the current CTO, Analytics and IoT for Hitachi Vantara, "The Dean of Big Data" guides the company's technology strategy and drives "co-creation" efforts with select customers to leverage IoT and analytics to power digital transformation.

Renée Lahti

Chief information officer, Hitachi Vantara

Renée Lahti develops and implements information technology (IT) initiatives that align with Hitachi Vantara's mission. She leads the transformation of the Hitachi Vantara IT group from a conventional organization with many operational silos to a dynamic, agile team that efficiently focuses on business outcomes. Today, the IT group is an organization of cross-functional teams that include business and IT functions to work together using iterative, agile sprints.

Jonathan Martin

Chief marketing officer, Hitachi Vantara

Jonathan Martin is responsible for the global strategy and execution of all aspects of Hitachi Vantara's marketing efforts. Self-described as a career CMO, Jonathan's passion is to drive a progressive approach to B2B marketing at the intersection of metrics and magic where creativity and data work together.

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Hello. Welcome to the Hitachi Vantara DataOps Advantage podcast. My name is Bill Schmarzo, I'm the Chief Technology Officer of IoT and analytics here at Hitachi Vantara.

The DataOps Advantage podcast series is going to track the trials and tribulations of different organizations, of different sizes across different industries as they wrestle with how do you get value from your data. What we're going to do is we're going to talk to these organizations about how they're leveraging DataOps to uncover value in their data and help them to figure out how to drive return on their data investments.

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