The Data Chief
The Data Chief
Mar 9, 2022
Afterpay’s Nitish Mathew on Prioritizing Customer Needs, Balancing Governance and Freedom, and Giving Your Team Purpose
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Nitish Mathew, the Global Head of Data Engineering and Governance at Afterpay, joins The Data Chief to discuss measuring the impact of analytics, the rise of the analytics engineer, the importance of taking risks, and much more.

Tune in to learn:

  • Why you can't take a data center mindset to the cloud (6:30)
  • Why stakeholder satisfaction is the ultimate KPI (15:00)
  • Inspiring your team through purpose (19:10)
  • How to build a “walled garden” for business users (22:40)
  • The importance of taking risks and celebrating failures (30:40)

Get even more insights from data and analytics leaders like Nitish on The Data Chief.

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