Episode 46

Published on:

3rd Aug 2021

Ep 46 | Data In The Boardroom with Sameer Rahman, Director of Insight at The Royal Mint

In Episode 46 of Driven by Data: The Podcast, Kyle Winterbottom is joined by Sameer Rahman, Director of Insight at The Royal Mint, where they discuss the role of data in the boardroom and how to get it there, which includes;

  • Why you need to “show the money”
  • The importance of showing the conclusion first
  • Why simplicity is key
  • The importance of understanding the people in the boardroom
  • Answer 1 burning question
  • Start with Strategy but not the Data Strategy
  • Why middle-management can be more important than the boardroom
  • The difference in obtaining buy-in between middle management and the boardroom
  • Why you need to cater to people’s self-motivation
  • Use cases & proof of concepts help conversations in the boardroom
  • The importance of choosing your project where ROI is demonstratable
  • Why you must define the metrics of success at the start of the initiative
  • The importance of thinking time to drive innovation
  • The role that maturity, literacy and trajectory play in defining an operating model
  • Using external use cases to ‘get the penny to drop’
  • Why you need to take advantage of being the flavour of the month
  • The importance of tracking the revenue you’ve generated for the organisation  
  • Why Evolution leads to Revolution
  • The importance of communication to reduce scepticism
  • Why you must demonstrate that data is commercial driver and not an enabler or utility
  • Why Data Leaders need to welcome the advice of Data NED’s
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About the Podcast

Driven by Data: The Podcast
Designed for Data Enthusiasts to hear from the Data & Analytics industry's thought leaders
Orbition Group is delighted to bring you this podcast series, which is designed for Data Enthusiasts, to hear from some of the most high-profile Data, Analytics and AI thought leaders from around the globe.

Each episode will detail the guests journey to the top while bringing unique insights, drawn from first-hand experience on the industry’s most trending topics.

This podcast was created as a way for our industry's most respected leadership figures from across the world to give back to the Data & Analytics community, by sharing; knowledge, experiences and ideas, to inspire, innovate and provide real-life use cases on the industries most pressing topics/challenges.

About your host

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Kyle Winterbottom

Founder of Orbition Group, a Search and Talent Solutions business that operates exclusively within the world of Data, Analytics & AI.

I am hugely passionate about enabling organisations to drive decisions and obtain value from the use of Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence.

As such, I believe it is imperative that as a community, we share; knowledge, ideas, real-life use cases and inspiration to collectively give back to our industry.

Given my fortunate position of speaking with hundreds, if not thousands of leadership figures within the global Data & Analytics community each year , I feel it is my duty to share the successes, failures, challenges and opportunities.

Therefore, I have positioned Orbition Group to be a facilitator of that knowledge sharing, through these podcasts, events we host and public speaking.