Head of North America Innovation Center, NTT DATA Services
Theresa Kushner is passionate about data analysis and how it gets applied to today’s business challenges. For more than 25 years, she has led companies — like IBM, Cisco Systems, VMware, Dell/EMC — in recognizing, managing, and using the information or data that has exploded exponentially. Using her expertise in journalism, she co-authored two books on data and its use in business: Managing Your Business Data: From Chaos to Confidence (with Maria Villar) and B2B Data-Driven Marketing: Sources, Uses, Results (with Ruth Stevens). Today, as the Data and Analytics Practice Lead for NTT DATA, Theresa continues to help companies gain value from data and information. She concentrates specifically on how companies apply AI, ML Ops and overall governance to their everyday challenges. For her efforts in leading analytics, Theresa was inaugurated as Analytics Practitioner into the Analytics Hall of Fame at Pace University in New York in March 2019.
Obtaining data can open up a whole wealth of business opportunities, as long as the data is valid and trustworthy. However, having incorrect, outdated or inaccurately sampled data can be damaging and costly. In such turbulent times, how can we secure data integrity for the best outcomes for businesses?