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Data is everywhere, in everything, but how do you know if your company is optimized for a data-driven future? A new term is emerging that might be the best way to tell: data intensity. You’ll hear from Jay Upchurch, EVP and CIO at SAS, and Oliver Schabenberger, Chief Innovation Officer at SingleStore, as they define data intensity, share advice to improve data literacy, and discuss why curiosity is key for innovation, employee retention, and more.
“I think to the traditionalist… the idea of citizen ‘anything’ scares them, you know? It’s just different. I think that’s where companies, especially modern companies, lean into that uncomfortableness. They lean into it for scale and how to grow. They lean into it for curiosity. When you shy away from the idea of enabling the citizens, then that means you’re not feeding fuel to the curiosity that propels us forward.” – Jay Upchurch, EVP and CIO, SAS
“Data intensity is a manifestation of tech intensity. We ask ourselves, ‘What data resources do we have? What data resources do we need to become more data driven, and what can we build with it?’ It’s recognizing that data intensity is increasing everywhere, and that is a good thing. There’s more data and we have more uses of data. You want to go from a more descriptive, backward-looking, historical-looking approach to data to a more forward-looking, predictive approach.” – Oliver Schabenberger, Chief Innovation Officer, SingleStore
* (1:47) Meet Oliver & Jay, and learn about SAS and SingleStore
* (6:45) What is data intensity?
* (12:12) Why data intensity can become the new KPI
* (15:03) Are CIOs responsible for employees’ data literacy?
* (22:36) How promoting curiosity can help employee retention
* (26:42) What managers can do to improve the employee experience
* (29:27) Secrets more CIOs should know
* (32:50) Oliver and Jay ask each other questions
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