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Monday, December 3

9:30am CST

Can’t We All Be friends? - Working Towards Alignment among Business, IT and Data Leaders
Almost since the beginning of computing and automation in business there has been an inherent tension between “business” teams and “technical IT” teams. These tensions have only become more complex with the emersion of “data” or “BI” teams which may sit independently or roll up through either business or IT. Sadly, these tensions can cost companies millions of dollars and hinder performance. It is not enough to find ways to work around each other, we must find ways to work together for the good of the company.

Ben will share personal stories working through these tensions and share some best practices for how we can break down the walls between business, IT and BI teams. There should always be some tension in these relationships but we cannot allow that to paralyze the business. At the core, we need to create empathy between teams so that together we can uncover what is best for the overall organization while leveraging best in class data and technical practices.

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Jordan Jensen

Director of Operations - Enterprise Data, Analytics & BI, Target
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Ben Schein

VP Center for Data Curiosity and Innovation, Domo
Ben Schein has more than 15 years of experience leading business intelligence (BI), analytics and finance teams. He is an expert in user adoption and implementing large-scale BI and analytics initiatives that deliver quantifiable business value. As vice president of Domo’s Center... Read More →
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Ryan Schrupp

Director - Enterprise Data, Analytics & Business Insights, Target

Monday December 3, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am CST
(2) Auditorium (Floor 3) Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W Kellogg Blvd St. Paul, MN 55102

10:30am CST

"But I'm not a data person" Creating a Data Culture at Cargill
Ever heard someone say, "I'm not a data person"? As Cargill is focusing on Digitalization and Analytics as a core capability, we hear this a lot. We won't succeed in a digital future with a loose network of super heroes. Data and analytics is becoming a part of everyone's job. Come hear how Cargill is changing the paradigm so we are ALL data people.

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Mitchell Grewer

Self-Service Analytics Lead, Cargill
Mitchell co-leads Cargill's Self-Service Analytics (SSA) team. He is an award-winning coach, responsible for SSA's community and education services. Mitchell now empowers Cargill's 150,000 employees with the self-service skills and behaviors required to pursue more meaningful work... Read More →

Monday December 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am CST
(1) Omnitheater (Access via Floor 5 or 6) Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W Kellogg Blvd St. Paul, MN 55102