Breaking Down Silos to Foster a Culture of Data-Driven Decision Making

Wednesday, April 22 | 11:30AM–1:00PM | Lone Star Ballroom B
Session Type: Professional Development
To achieve a successful institutional culture of data-driven decision making, you need to break down silos and work across the entire institution. Before lifting that sledgehammer, you need to make sure your organization is ready. And if it is not ready, you can be the one to build that readiness. Hear the experiences of three different institutions at three different readiness levels and be challenged to examine your own institution. In this session, we will help you try to answer these questions: How do you know when your organization is ready? What do you need to get started? How do you act collaboratively as an institution rather than in silos (IT versus IR)? How do you get institutional buy-in?

OUTCOMES: Recognize the characteristics of institutional readiness * Identify methods to ensure institutional buy-in * Pinpoint elements needed for successful data collection and appropriate use


  • Mike Dillon

  • Terry Fernandez

    Assistant Vice President, IT Customer Service, American University
  • Scott Krajewski

    AVP for IT, Augsburg University

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