International technology executive gave a research seminar in CECS

March 12, 2021

John Thompson, Global Head of Advanced Analytics & AI at CSL Behring, visited the CIS Department and the DAIR Center in CECS (virtually) and gave a joint research seminar on building and managing advanced analytics & AI teams.

John Thompson, Global Head of Advanced Analytics & AI at CSL Behring, visited the CIS Department and the DAIR Center in CECS (virtually) and gave a joint research seminar on building and managing advanced analytics & AI teams. John is an international technology executive with over 30 years of experience in building and growing software companies including CSL, Gartner, and Dell Software Group. John is co-author of the bestselling book – Analytics: How to win with Intelligence, which debuted on Amazon as the #1 new book in Analytics in 2017.

Organizations need to design, hire and manage their analytical teams.  All organizations want their analytics teams and function to not only exist but to perform in a highly effective manner.  Analytics teams are not like development teams or typical project teams.  In this seminar, John discussed what makes them different and how to hire and manage for high performance and operational impact. He also discussed best practices relating to investing in, hiring and managing an analytics team, including the following topics: (1) how to build an analytics team using the Artisanal or Modular model; (2) how to manage the evolution and growth of an analytics team into hybrid organizations; (3) how to best manage unique high performance analytics teams; (4) how to build robust analytics processes that drive results in the real world; (5) how best to move from robust analytical processes to integrating analytical models and processes into operational production processes.

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