University Data Commons: Collaborating for Data-Informed Budgeting at Virginia Tech

Thursday, April 18 | 9:15AM–10:00AM PT | Barcelona/Casablanca, Third Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
In response to the changing funding environment for public higher education, Virginia Tech has adopted a data-informed approach to academic budgeting that is supported by a shared data commons built using a data lake approach to data warehousing. This presentation will discuss why we chose a performance budget and data lake approach to support better decision-making and how we implemented it. Representatives from the IT, IR, and finance organizations will discuss lessons learned as well as transformations in decision-making and expectations for advanced analytics that have resulted from the transparent connection of financial incentives and data.

Outcomes: Learn about performance budgeting and associated analytics adopted within a research university * Learn about the role of analytics to address daily and strategic decision-support needs * Hear how campus-wide collaboration made this possible


  • Jeff Earley

    Associate Vice Provost for Finance, Virginia Tech
  • Abhay Joshi

    Director of Analytics, Virginia Tech
  • Kumar Raghuraman

    Associate Vice Provost, Analytics, Virginia Tech
  • Ken Smith

    Vice Provost, Academic Resource Management, Virginia Tech

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  • University DataCommons Collaborating for data informed budgeting at Virginia Tech

    Updated on 6/16/2024