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Constructing a roadmap to harness data as strategic asset, achieving business value and benefits

Data Strategy for Business Leaders (02nd Batch)

This programme is aimed at business managers and decision makers (non - technical) to learn how business managers can design a data strategy for their organisations to make better decisions using their data on customers, markets,internal departments etc and how to use date to achieve strategic goals of the company.

We will cover how to unlock the power of data and analytics starts with a clear understanding of what strategic goals you want to achieve, and how to build an organisation that succeeds.

  • Creating a vision which describes the role of data as a true business asset
  • Assessing where you are now in terms of your existing Data Management capabilities
  • Mapping out what business questions you need answered to measure and track your business outcomes
  • Creating a Data Management roadmap that builds towards your business objectives
  • Understanding how data literacy affects your organisations ability to work with data


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Course Structure

  • Why you need a data strategy?
  • Data Strategy Framework and why every business needs one
  • Data Governance – why it’s important to making good decisions
  • Introduction to Data Technology - understanding the components
  • Revisiting business requirements & Prioritisation
  • Creating your Roadmap
  • The importance of Data Literacy and Change Management
  • Data Innovation & Data Organisation


Thanks for a fantastic session that truly captured the importance of Data and affirmed why it’s one of the most strongest asset classes of our time.

Roshan de silva, Head of Strategic Sector, Millennium IT

Thanks for that very insightful session!

Sanjeewa Abeygoonewardena, Group Management Committee, Hayleys Advantis

I had the pleasure of attending this fast track one-day training course on data strategy. I appreciated Samir's enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge on the subject of data strategy, from years of experience. He was able to breakdown the key concepts of data and took us through a step by step logical process, that covered the most important things to know from strategy to implementation. I came back to my office with concrete answers to all of my questions.

Alain Sanjaume, Global Data Business Lead for, France

Samir delivered an exceptional data strategy workshop. A well-structured, interesting and practical workshop. The use cases and exercises introduced by Samir contributed to focused and stimulating discussions amongst participants. I came away with newfound knowledge and a desire to continue my education in this critical topic. I could not ask for more from a one-day workshop. I highly recommend Samir’s data strategy workshop to any professional seeking to understand how data can impact change in their organisation.

Michael Feiner, Director LeapThree, UK

I attended the data strategy workshop in February 2019. The event was very well structured and covered the three main areas of data strategy – data governance, data architecture and ensuring your data aligns with your customer strategy. The day was facilitated expertly by Samir Sharma from Datazuum. The opportunity to share experiences with like-minded data professionals in an informal workshop was both valuable and enjoyable.

Ian Johnston, Head of Data & Analytics, Standard Life, UK


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