Make the Most of Your Data


Introducing the SVDS Data Dialogues webinar series  |  July 27th, 2017

I recently read an article by Jeff Haden, A Brutal Truth About Success That Few People are Willing to Admit, in which he wrote: “Many people feel that buying something new—new technology, new devices, new systems, new ‘stuff’—is the key to success. They’re convinced that what they have is not enough. What holds them back are the things they don’t have. But, that is rarely true. Most people can’t work to the limits of what they already have, much less approach the limits of whatever is newer, or faster, or better.”

This sentiment runs parallel to our view at Silicon Valley Data Science as to how to get to outcomes quickly. We don’t peddle any given partner’s newest, shiniest tool. We don’t peddle a product or a one-size-fits-all solution. Rather, we work with each client to look at their business objectives first. Then we build out a sound data strategy, making the most of the technology investments the client has already made. Our agile process means that we deliver results back to the bottom line quickly and efficiently, then make incremental improvements toward long-term goals. We work collaboratively with clients, resulting in bilateral learning in every project.

Because I run marketing and sales for SVDS, I get to see this play out repeatedly across a variety of companies. And I see the kinds of questions organizations grapple with in their quests for success. Do you try to improve on the status quo through small steps? Do you throw out the old and buy a new solution? Can you “do data science” to give you actionable insights? What is the right avenue that will lead you to success?

In order to help address these questions—and to spread the benefit of our cooperative learning even farther—SVDS is proud to introduce a new webinar series, Data Dialogues. This series will help you address these questions in a digestible format, and provide an opportunity for live Q&A with our leading experts. It is dedicated to imparting knowledge, spurring more questions, and helping our clients on their journey to being data-driven organizations. It will include two distinct tracks.

The Data Strategy track focuses on creating and continuously updating your data strategy. The first four sessions in that track will be:

  • 1A&B: What it Means to be Data-Driven
  • 2A: Getting Real World Results with Data Science
  • 3A: Simplifying the Analytics Ecosystem
  • 4A: The One Key Skill of the CDO

The Data Practice track focuses on modern techniques for efficient execution of your data strategy. The first four sessions in that track will be:

  • 1A&B: What it Means to be Data-Driven
  • 2B: Connecting Data Science to Business
  • 3B: Building Data Products
  • 4B: Improving Customer Engagement and Retention

What you do with your data is more important than what you do to your data. Making fuller use of the data you already have often allows you to derive the insights that can fundamentally change your business. And it’s certainly better than chasing the latest technology fad.

We look forward to learning more about what questions your organization is grappling with as you work to make better use of your data, and to starting these conversations with you. If you’d like to talk with us directly at any point, please don’t hesitate to contact us—we’d be delighted to hear from you.


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