CONNECT WITH YOUR PEERS
In a collaborative setting to
formulate, compose, and forge
your data planning process
A group of select individuals meet for an hour, twice a month, for six months. It is a mastermind environment where Tom Davenport, Jim Sterne, and a handful of your peers share stories, compare notes, and confidentiality offer advice.
These limited access, exclusive sessions bring together peers and top business analytics/AI authorities to help you reset priorities, outline a framework for change, and reestablish analytics as a driving force in your enterprise.
Participation is limited, vetted, and strictly confidential under Chatham House Rule
Meet with your colleagues for reciprocal plan evaluation and augmentation under the tutelage of Your Data Strategy Leaders. Your strategy gets the significant scrutiny it deserves, ensuring your best chances for a solid success.
Each Cohort member will present their plan-in-process in strict confidence. Opinions, suggestions, and constructive criticism are offered by Tom Davenport, Jim Sterne, and a tight-knit cadre of other senior executives, people in your same shoes.
While every organization has its own culture, budget, and methods, every organization can benefit from the wisdom of others. This is your personal, confidential brain trust, gathered to speed your planning and significantly improve your progress.
You will be directly helping other non-competitive organizations build their data, analytics, and AI strategies, radically fortifying your professional network.
See list of potential topics below.
Six Month Membership
Option 2: DDLS Private Mentorship for individuals and organizations
Hone your data, analytics, and AI plans with personal, hands-on guidance from leading data authorities Tom Davenport and Jim Sterne.
Tom and Jim review your data environment, assess your short and long-term goals, and chart a path to success for you, your team, and your company.
Start with an efficient onboarding process, then dig into the details with advice and insight from specialists with a combined 84 years of experience in business, data, and analytics, as well as 36 books between them.
- Identify bold, attainable goals for your organization
- Create a roadmap for achieving those goals
- Inspired change to your organization’s direction
Budgets, human resources, and tech debt are constraints. A solid strategy starts with clear goals and produces a game plan to ensure success.
We start with a high-level survey that opens the door to an orientation meeting where you confirm that the Data Driven Leaders Studio is a good fit for your situation. Orientation is followed by a sequence of assignments, leading to an on-going relationship of strategic advice.
Assignments begin with a self-assessment that ensure you have explainable, sharable, situational awareness, and carry on with tasks that are unique to you. Potential assignments include deep dives into what is driving your decision making and/or keeping you up at night.
This is not a formulaic program of fill-in-the-blanks worksheets. This is mentorship at its best. It's personal. Available in three- six- or twelve-month increments.
See list of potential topics below.
Option 3: DDLS Public Conversations
Delve directly into the minds of leading data authorities Tom Davenport and Jim Sterne every other week as they discuss the data, analytics, and AI topics that have caught their attention - as well as topics of interest to you. These live, informal gatherings of like-minded data executives include pre-announced topics and open mic conversations.
Topics for discussion on the following meeting will be chosen by participants - you.
Next Conversation will be March 22 at 1:00pm Pacific Time.
Topic: Securing Strategic Support from the Top of the Organization
Special Guest: June Dershewitz, Data Strategist, Co-Founder InvestInData, Board Digital Analytics Association
Three Month Mentorship
Six Month Mentorship
DDLS Topics for all of the above may include:
- • AI Explainability
- • Analytics and AI Capabilities
- • Analytics Supply Chain
- • Analytics Value Verification
- • Buy vs. Build
- • Centers of Excellence
- • Change Management
- • Data Architecture
- • Data As Product
- • Data Cleanrooms
- • Data Democratization
- • Data Ethics
- • Data Governance
- • Data Literacy
- • Data Mesh
- • Data Modernization
- • Data Quality
- • Executive Alignment
- • Generative AI
- • Machine Learning Applications
- • Maturity Models for Analytics and AI
- • Offense and Defense in Data Strategy
- • Organizational Structures
- • Political Resiliency
- • Process Mining
- • Project Prioritization
- • Proof of Concept Projects
- • Roles and Responsibilities
- • Systematic Deployment of AI
- • Talent Strategies
- • Things that go bump in the night
- • Whatever is on your mind at the moment