During the recent StartUp Week, there were many events taking place nationwide. Data analytics was a popular topic across the board. At one of these events I spoke on a data analytics panel attended by aspiring entrepreneurs (who are pursuing ideas related to data analytics), practitioners, software developers, users, and bosses (who are paying for data analytics), a multitude of “what-if” questions flew in the air. It was an exciting event for all.
The question that got everyone’s immediate attention was not one of those “what-if” or “imagine if” questions. It was instead “what is the value of analytics and how do you maximize that value?"
After collecting my thoughts, this was in essence my response.