Building Analytics Communities and Networks

Saturday, July 1, 2023, 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
(UTC+02:00) Berlin, Bern
Delia Majarín Eva Murray Neil Richards Greg Newman

In this session, recorded live at People Analytics World 2021, Greg Newman hosts a discussion between three senior figures who are all seasoned experts in building communities like this.

Successful People Analytics implementation is less about the technology itself, and much more about the people using it. If people can build networks and communities for knowledge-sharing and supporting each other’s work, then capability of the organisation goes up, adoption increases, and improved data literacy allows for more data-driven decision-making. 

So how do we create these communities? How do we facilitate connections around the organisation, as well as in other organisations? What are the challenges, where can sponsorship come from, and what reliable tactics can be used to find success in different situations?

The panel share their experiences in building data and analytics networks, from in-house knowledge centres to regional meetup groups to global movements, and offer advice on how to cultivate these communities for the benefit of all involved.

Key questions include:

  • Why are internal communities and networks so important?
  • How do we raise the visibility of our community (and secure funding for it)?
  • How do we use the internal community to improve both the communities’ data knowledge and the broader business’ data knowledge and build excitement?
  • How do we ensure we build a community that represents our organisations’ diversity, both across functions/departments/geographies and in other ways that are important to our organisation?
  • What is the role of our external networks in supporting us and our work?
  • How do we know if our communities and networks are working?

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