The Data Chief
The Data Chief
Mar 22, 2023
How to Connect Data Strategy to Business Value
Play • 47 min

Modern data leaders know creating a data-informed culture requires cross-functional partnership and collaboration across the entire business. IT by themselves can’t do it. Nor can individual business departments. Both the IT and business strategy must be in lock step to achieve results.  On this episode of The Data Chief, Dora Boussias, Senior Director of Data Strategy and Architecture at Stryker, discusses the role of modern data executives, three keys to creating a data-informed culture, and her approach to breaking down silos based on her own 28 years of experience building effective data strategies across industries.

Tune in to learn:

  • How Dora’s diverse experiences have helped her approach to data strategy (6:53)
  • How data leaders should be connecting data strategies to business value (10:37)
  • How technical strategy and data strategy differ (13:57)
  • Dora’s investment in continued learning about business challenges (14:59)
  • Why there are no “dumb questions” when working toward a goal (18:51)
  • Emphasizing change management to create a bigger impact (23:36)
  • The importance of a collaborative culture across all business divisions (28:25)
  • Can data-fluent cultures be driven from a grassroots approach? (30:32) 
  • Why data alone is not enough to make good decisions (34:00)
  • The state of female leadership in the data industry (36:55)
  • The lighting round (45:36) 


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