Corner Office Analytics - Amping up the C-Suite

Short Takes...on Analytics

A blog by John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Not so long ago, analytics was the domain of data scientists and statisticians who guarded the enterprise from the complexities of all things data. Today, analytics touches every corner of the business, and all the business of the corner office.

C-suite executives may not be conducting deep-dive statistical analyze–nor do they have to. Innovations in predictive analytics capabilities and visualization tools help executives peer inside structured and unstructured data and unearth outcome-altering insights. C-suite executives have gotten their hands on analytics and aren’t about to let go.

So what exactly is leadership doing with analytics today? Here’s a rundown from the Corner Office Analytics:

  • CEOs are getting comfortable with analytics and expect the same of their direct reports.
  • Moving beyond standard financial reports, CFOs are looking to analytics to help them provide their corner-office peers with new insights.
  • In their evolving role, CIOs are increasingly focused on building interconnected analytics ecosystems that make more efficient use of data-focused resources.
  • Social, mobile, and unstructured information combined with historical and transactional customer data gives CMOs a unique opportunity to uncover new value and opportunity.
  • A wealth of workforce data at their fingertips, CHROs are moving beyond traditional reports to predictive powers that inform decisions about human capital.
  • Looking to analytics to dissect large data sets quickly, CLOs and General Counsel depend on the high-value, defensible information analytics delivers.
  • Tax analytics helps today's Tax Director comply with increasingly complex requirements while executing tax plans and processes effectively.

To avoid getting stuck in analysis paralysis, leadership needs the information required to make informed, proactive decisions. Many senior leaders aren't relying solely on IT and data scientists for that information anymore. They're hands-on, asking for and gaining access to the power of analytics and seeing for themselves the myriad possibilities in their data.

For more on what today’s senior leaders are doing with analytics, explore Deloitte’s interactive infographic, Corner Office Analytics.

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