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Data Strategy Webinar Series


Maximizing Data to Drive Your Organization Forward 

Get a jump-start on your 2018 professional development. We invite you to join subject matter experts from Protiviti’s Data Management & Advanced Analytics team for this informative five-part webinar series. Join us on Thursdays beginning February 1 and continuing through March 8 at 2:00 p.m. eastern to learn what’s new in Business Intelligence and Data Governance.

Register for one or all five!


Building a Comprehensive Data Strategy
Speaker: Jeremy Stierwalt, Director
Thursday, February 1 @ 2:00 p.m.

Data is arguably the most important asset a company possesses, and a data strategy allows the company to recognize that its data is a structured, comprehensive, cross-domain asset. The organization’s volume of data, where its data is stored, who in the organization is responsible for the data and where future data investments will be made are all components of this comprehensive strategic approach. Jeremy will analyze the anatomy of a data strategy and will also share success stories from Protiviti clients.

Key Learning Points:
– Learn what to include when defining the scope of a data strategy
– Discover how to develop a road map for the organization by defining key gap-closing initiatives
– Recognize how strong, experienced leaders can ensure success
– See what a Future State recommendation would look like
– Learn how to formalize a Data Governance process as part of the strategy development

Speaker:
Jeremy Stierwalt brings more than 20 years’ experience in all aspect of data management and governance, business intelligence, advanced and predictive analytics solutions. This includes vertical expertise in Financial Services and Insurance, Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Retail, Sports and Entertainment, and Professional Services coupled with Line-of-Business expertise in Finance, HR, Supply Chain, Sales and Marketing, and Procurement functions. Jeremy has held various leadership positions including membership to the Executive Leadership Team, and is a frequent speaker at National & Regional Conferences on topics related to data governance & management, big data, and analytical solutions.


6 Simple Steps to Solve Your BI User Adoption Challenges
Speaker: Steve Freeman, Managing Director
Thursday, February 8 @ 2:00 p.m.

In spite of significant Business Intelligence (BI) investments, just a relatively small percentage of companies consider their BI programs a success. Many continue to struggle with how to best adapt to changes in the business and evolving systems needs. Join Steve as he walks through the six components that make up the FRA2ME methodology, which allows every client to maximize their BI investment, turning business users into advocates and dramatically growing BI adoption throughout their organizations.

Key Learning Points:
– Explore the six steps to building FRA2ME methodology in your organization
– Learn how FRA2ME helps organizations delineate between information and insights
– Understand how a “Build, Adapt, Outreach” approach helps users adjust to change
– Discover how to have your end users saying “I don’t know how I’d do my job without this”

Speaker:
Steve Freeman, a Managing Director in Protiviti’s Data Management and Advanced Analytics practice, developed the FRA2ME methodology to help clients generate “raving fans” among end users. Responsible for Protiviti’s SAP Analytics practice, Steve also serves on the firm’s Financial Services practice leadership team. He has held numerous roles in sales and executive management in the Business Intelligence and Analytics space including: SAP BusinessObjects, Oracle, Verint and Cognos. A thought leader in analytics and end-user adoption, Steve’s expertise also centers on Customer Insight Analytics, Sales & Financial Forecasting, and Organizational Optimization.


Managing the New Currency: Developing a High-Performing Data Management Organization
Speaker: Don Loden, Managing Director
Thursday, February 15 @ 2:00 p.m.

Data has become so critical for success at any organization that it’s now being described as the new currency – impossible for a business to grow and thrive without it. Attendees will learn what successful companies are achieving with strong data management in place and will learn how to avoid common pitfalls that jeopardize solution adoption. Don will also outline why quality data and a trusted data platform are key components for both data and analytics success.

Key Learning Points:
– Learn why many data management efforts fail and how to align those efforts with the business
– See how to follow the crumbs to find the reward of user adoption
– Learn why a trusted data platform is critical for success

Speaker:
Don Loden is a thought leader in the data warehousing and governance space. With more than 15 years’ experience in ETL Architecture, Development, and Tuning: Data Modeling; Data Warehouse Design: Analytics Architectures; Business Analysis and more, he also speaks regularly at industry functions and has written numerous articles for publications focused on data warehousing, master data management, governance, SAP HANA, and data quality best practices. Don is also the author of two books on SAP technologies and strategic use cases. His sales acumen coupled with his expertise has helped the Data and Analysis solution grow substantially over the last several years.


Avoid an Epic Fail: Why Data Governance is a “Must Do”
Speakers: Josh Hewitt, Director
Thursday, February 22 @ 2:00 p.m.

Do you trust the data your organization uses for strategic, financial or regulatory reporting? Is there clear ownership and understanding of key data elements? Does identifying root causes of data quality issues often leave you scratching your head and scrambling for help? Data Governance needs to be viewed as a Program and not a one-time Project. Discover real-life lessons learned from our clients at varying levels of Data Governance maturity and will provide tips to ensure you can best prepare and improve your Data Governance capabilities along your journey.

Key Learning Points:
– Understand scoping and key functions of Data Governance programs
– Review different operating models
– Examine components of achieving higher maturity within people, processes and technology
– Learn how to build a business case and drive value through Governance
– Explore how Data Governance supports an overall Data Strategy and Advanced Analytics

Speaker:
Josh Hewitt, a Director, has more than 13 years’ experience in Financial Services and has a wealth of knowledge surrounding data governance/management, information technology, regulatory/compliance Risk Management and program/project management. Having been part of multiple data governance program planning and implementations, Josh offers a unique perspective on what has worked in other organizations and the best approach to the implementation of successful programs. He also has significant experience in data governance/quality tool selection and evaluation and a strong understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of many different solutions and can help Financial institutions evaluate, select and implement solutions.


Managing Data Governance in a Cloud-Focused World
Speaker: Narjit Aujla, Manager
Thursday, March 8 @ 2:00 p.m.

Companies like Amazon and Microsoft are opening the door for anyone with internet access to stand up rogue environments outside of corporate guideline. This produces a unique set of challenges from a Data Governance standpoint like standardizing KPI definitions, Master Data Management, and Data Security. Narjit will take attendees through the steps necessary to integrate the cloud movement into a Data Governance approach, while still enabling the usefulness and practicality of cloud applications.

Key Learning Points:
– Learn how metrics used by cloud shadow applications adhere to the Enterprise Data Dictionary
– Learn how to assess the risk of a cloud service to better protect its sensitive data
– Examine how IT manages authentication and data flow within a cloud application
– Learn how to create concrete and reasonable cloud data governance controls
– Understand what steps to take to ensure the cloud provider adheres to vendor requirements

Speaker:
As a manager in Protiviti’s Data Management and Advanced Analytics practice, Narjit Aujla has worked with companies spanning a variety of industries. Narjit specializes in Data and Analytics with a focus on Enterprise Information Management (EIM), front-end dashboard development, data modeling, and architecture strategy. He also works closely with SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise suite of tools including SAP Design Studio and SAP Web Intelligence in addition to other analytical tools such as SAP HANA Studio and SAP Lumira, Narjit has experience working with various database solutions, including Oracle DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server. He has also helped businesses refine their Data Governance strategies, identifying gaps in business process using data profiling tools such as SAP Information Steward.

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