While securing buy-in for analytics projects remains an organizational barrier for many data leaders, it’s often not the greatest obstacle they face.
When Northwell Health CDAO Christopher Hutchins asked our audience during his keynote presentation, 28.6% said securing funding is a greater challenge. Meanwhile, 66.7% said data silos in different business units represent the greatest challenge of all.
“There are so many silos,” Hutchins agreed. “A lot of it is because these groups are formed to support critical functions within the business. It’s by necessity and there’s not a centralized group of people to manage it.”
He recommended building a centralized analytics platform to break down these organizational silos, create a ‘single source of truth’ and support access to data across business units.