Business-First Approach for Scaling Data and Analytics

Organizations continue to invest in modern techniques and platforms for analyzing data and deriving insights. However, these investments have not always resulted in the lift in key business performance metrics vis-à-vis the ongoing effort and cost spent on these initiatives and platforms. The lack of sharp focus on business value drivers in shaping the analytics portfolio, data strategy and organization alignment has been observed as a core reason for the lack of ROI in these investments. Keeping the business strategy and associated value impact at the forefront to analyze the data needs, developing the desired capabilities and preparing the organization for data driven decisions has helped organizations excel in the industry.

Our panel of CDAOs and Data Leaders share their experiences and perspectives on how their organizations are taking a business-value first approach to formulate their analytics portfolio, associated data strategy and bringing execution excellence through due considerations of organization/capability maturity and desired business ambitions, as they continue to scale to address new industry shifts.


  • Julie Champagne, Bank of Canada, Managing Director, Corporate Services

  • Joyce Drohan, Ontario Government, Chief Technology Officer

  • Grace Lee, Scotiabank, Chief Data & Analytics Officer

  • Adele Pugliese, BGO, VP Data Strategy, Analytics & Innovation


  • Vishal Puri, Tiger Analytics, VP - Data and Insights Engineering

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