McKnight Consulting Group President William McKnight to Keynote Denodo DataFest on October 19
Denodo DataFest is a data management and analytics conference which brings together business leaders and technical experts for redefining analytics for successful self-service BI, cloud, and big data initiatives. It will provide latest information on technologies that enable an enterprise-wide rapid data strategy through agile, holistic, and instantaneous data methodologies. The data industry changes quickly and this 2-day event will be great for helping you stay on top of data happenings.
Join 100s of enterprise / data / solution architects, business / data / warehouse analysts, CDO/ CIO/ CTO, business users, and developers for two days of in-depth learning and networking. There’s no charge and it’s live in New York City or available as a Live Stream right to you!
We caught the first Denodo DataFest remotely last year and we were really impressed with the content. William is excited to be at the event live this year sharing some of the realizations he’s had recently about what it means to be a data professional in the keynote – the obligations we have to our companies and the immense opportunity we have to make necessary change. It’s a vitally important topic yet seldom talked about.
William’s talk is titled “Company Leadership from Data Leadership”. Every single item on a company mission statement relates to data at some level. It is from the position of data expertise that the mission will be executed and company leadership will emerge. The data professional is absolutely sitting on the performance of the company in this information economy and has an obligation to demonstrate the possibilities and originate the architecture, data and projects that will deliver. After all, no matter what business you’re in, you’re in the business of information.
The data leader will anticipate the need — the voracious need — for data. If the need does not seem to exist, that is where to start. Commit to growing the data science at your organization. It’s simply not enough to be responsive to urgent requests and be the data leader that companies need.
William will share from experience some of the hallmarks of mature, leading data environments that leaders will be guiding their data environments towards in the next few years, with the goal of helping true data leadership emerge.