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Ideas Made to Matter Data

The business case for a chief data officer

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Given the proper mandate and the right boss, a CDO can guide companies in treating data as an asset — and reaping the rewards.

Feb 8, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Analytics

Tapping the power of unstructured data

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There’s competitive advantage buried in text, images, audio, social media, and more — as industries like shipping, retail, legal, and finance are finding.

Feb 1, 2021
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Jill Soley
Ideas Made to Matter The Bias Cut

How a strong female cohort helps this Adobe veteran

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Digital platform vice president Jill Soley wants women to be their own chief marketing officers. Here’s why.

Jan 19, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

6 strategies for financial planning in the unknown

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CFOs and finance pros from InterContinental, Everbridge, Zoetis, and Workday share tips for budgeting and forecasting in the pandemic — and beyond.

Jan 11, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Strategy

6 strategy insights from MIT Sloan Management Review

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Ideas for transforming digital capabilities and spearheading innovation initiatives while preserving corporate culture amid COVID-19.

Jan 7, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Analytics

How COVID-19 is disrupting data analytics strategies

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COVID-19 is upending data analytics practices, sidelining predictive analytics, and driving firms to external data and other economic indicators.

Jan 5, 2021
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Heidi Zak, Co-founder and Co-CEO of ThirdLove
Ideas Made to Matter The Bias Cut

Why the ThirdLove CEO invests in companies led by women

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ThirdLove’s Heidi Zak is building momentum to get more women in boardrooms.

Dec 21, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Communications

Our top 5 ‘Working Definitions’ of 2020

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Data storytelling, the Beer Game, and three more popular ideas.

Dec 2, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

Ideas Made to Matter 2020 in review

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The sudden shift to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic dominated management discussion in 2020.

Nov 30, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter The Bias Cut

This KPMG principal helps accelerate women’s careers

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Julia Abramovich grew up in a household where you could be whoever you wanted, regardless of gender. Now she’s spreading that lesson to other women.

Nov 16, 2020
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