“I want to get you barking dog excited about what’s coming next”
In this interactive presentation, delivered by Thornton May, Author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics, we learn about the hero of our age: the Analyst. While celebrating the essence of who you are as an analyst, he offers a cultural anthropologist’s perspective on the value of analytics, where analytics live in the enterprise and how the relationship between the deepest data diver and the highest executive is changing.
Thornton’s fieldwork is the first vernacular ethnographic and anthropological study of the analytics community, he provides a map to the universe of analytics and puts the spotlight on the substantive and courageous work analysts do to make your company a better place. He describes his journey to map relationships, a social networking analysis, looking at patterns of how organization operates and its politics.
Thornton May, Futurist and Author, The New Know
Thornton May is Futurist, Executive Director and Dean of the IT Leadership Academy. His extensive experience researching and consulting on the role and behaviors of Boards of Directors and “C” level executives in creating value with information technology has won him an unquestioned place on the short list of serious thinkers on this topic. Thornton combines a scholar’s patience for empirical research, a stand-up comic’s capacity for pattern recognition and a second-to-none gift for storytelling to the information technology management problems facing executives.
Thornton has established a reputation for innovation in time-compressed, collaborative problem solving pioneering the Lyceum (an intense learning experience designed to keep ‘C’-level executives abreast of emerging technology trends); the Directors’ Institute (a forum for Board members to increase their awareness of technology management issues); and the Controller’s Institute (arena for European Chief Financial Officers to fine tune processes associated with making technology investments). Thornton designs the curriculum that enables the mental models that allow organizations to outperform competitors, delight customers and extract maximum value from tools and suppliers.