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Leading with Data Driven Strategy

Learn how you can transform your organisation to be data driven through Big Data and Analytics

With analytics rapidly accelerating the pace of commerce, data is fast becoming the currency of decision making. Thriving in a data-driven world means to be able to quickly apply the right tools to gain competitive advantage or organisational efficiency. Through surveying different use cases against leading platforms and approaches, this workshop will teach attendees how to assess their own organisation. And in exploring Big Data and applying techniques that bring data to life.


Topics covered

This one day interactive workshop will help you develop your understanding of the applications for big data to make sense of your place in the data-rich digital world. You will learn techniques to build an actionable strategy and business case pitch for using Big Data within your organisation.

Key Topics covered:

  • Learn the three categories of analytics for critical decision making
  • How to define analytical roadmaps and determine when should you look to invest in Big Data
  • Local and international case studies to help you recognise  best data platforms to suit your business and use case for analytics
  • Understand where Big Data sits within the wider organisation
    • Culture & capability
    • Architecture
    • Data management
  • How to overcome challenges of unstructured or raw data
    • Security considerations
    • Dealing to the data
  • Gain an appreciation of how to achieve actual results through leveraging data driven insights that impact the bottom line
  • Learn about lean techniques to jumpstart your data strategy
  • Pull it all together and develop your pitch for a big data and analytics project within your organisation



You will:

  • Be able to identify key use cases for Big Data and feasibility within your organisation
  • Understand the technical, people and process implications when introducing big data and analytic technologies into your organisation
  • Be able to pitch a business case for leveraging data and analytics for meeting strategic business objectives
  • Be able to put this into a one-page business case and project charter template

Your organisation will:

  • Be able to leverage Big Data and Analytics technologies providing better insights to gain competitive advantage, improve efficiency, and or improve customer relationships
  • Jumpstart or accelerate its journey toward being data driven
  • Be able to use Big Data for smarter business decisions and competitive advantage

What participants say

“The course gave me a good understanding of the ways to approach a data analytics project and the types of processes and tools available to help extract value from large data assets. The examples provided an insight into projects that could be modified for my organisation.”

Dion Sheppard – Forensic Research & Development Programme Manager @ Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR)

Who should attend

  • Business leaders accountable for the strategic direction of their organisation or accountable for digital transformation and change
  • Managers desiring to be a catalyst for making their organisations be data driven
  • All cross-functional teams involved in data and analytics projects

Your organisation may be eligible to use a Capability Development Voucher through the NZTE Regional Business Partner Network on this course. Follow this link to find out more

This course may qualify as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity. Please check with your professional body.

Register now for this course

If you have any questions about the course, dates or locations please contact us on 0800 800 875.



May 10
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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