Data and Analytics has a tremendous potential to improve the company's revenue, reduce expenses, and mitigate risk. While data can be a valuable business asset by offering tangible business results, it has some serious limitations and can become a huge liability to the organization if not managed well. In this talk, Dr. Southekal will share 4 key scenarios where data can be a huge liability when not managed well. He will then recommend 5 strategies and practical solutions on how organizations can transform data into a valuable business asset and derive improved business results.

3 key takeaways:
a. Spot business opportunities to transform data into a business asset
b. Identify use-cases for analytics
c. Improve the adoption of data and analytics solutions in the organization

About the speaker

Dr. Prashanth H Southekal is the Founder and Managing Principal of DBP Institute a Data and Analytics Consulting, Research, and Education firm based in Calgary, Canada.

He is a consultant. author, keynote speaker, board member, and professor of Data and Analytics.

Dr. Southekal has advised/worked for over 80 organizations including P&G, GE, Shell, FedEx, and Apple.
He is the author of three books — “Data for Business Performance”, “Analytics Best Practices”, and “Data Quality” and writes regularly on data, analytics, and machine learning in Forbes and CFO University.

He serves on the Editorial Board of the MIT CDOIQ Symposium and is an Advisor at Grihasoft (IN), Evalueserve (CH), Vectra Automation (US), and Astral Insights (US).
Apart from his consulting and advisory pursuits, he has trained over 3,500 professionals worldwide in Data and Analytics. Dr. Southekal is also an award-winning Adjunct Professor of Data and Analytics at IE Business School (Madrid, Spain) and CDO Magazine included him in the top 75 global academic data leaders of 2022.  In addition, CIOLook listed Dr. Southekal as the “Ten Most influential leaders in Tech to Follow in 2023”.

He holds a Ph.D. from ESC Lille (FR), an MBA from Kellogg School of Management (US), MS from IIIT-Bangalore (IN), and has an ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Management (CA).

He lives between Calgary (CA) and Madrid (ES) with his wife, two children, and a high-energy Goldendoodle dog. Outside work, he loves juggling and cricket.