Making Better Decisions: Leaders in Data Podcast Welcomes Seth Earley As Guest

Seth joins host, Ryan Sullivan, to share his take on data strategy, information architecture, and leveraging data for business outcomes. Seth also dives into the significance of intentional information architecture, semantic models, and knowledge graphs for improved decision-making. It’s an adventurous episode you don’t want to miss!

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Key Takeaways

  • Effective decision-making starts with a clear definition of business objectives and desired outcomes, prioritizing them over mere reliance on tools or processes. By emphasizing objectives, decision-makers can align strategies more closely with overarching goals, enhancing the likelihood of successful outcomes.
  • Establishing a robust foundation centered on semantic and data architecture is essential for maximizing the efficacy of technology within any organization. By prioritizing semantic clarity and solid data structures, businesses can enhance their ability to harness technology for strategic advantage. 
  • Leaders should recognize that data is merely a tool that needs a purpose. Without understanding the specific needs and strategy of the business, data can't be used effectively.
  • Creating a comprehensive framework for managing data, knowledge, and content within the organization is crucial for optimizing processes and enhancing decision-making capabilities. By establishing such a structure, businesses can ensure efficient data flow, facilitate knowledge sharing, and empower informed decision-making at all levels. 
  • Letting an ontology serve as the infrastructure for the organization's data can transform it into a formidable knowledge graph, enabling more precise retrieval and application of information.
  • Leaders and communicators should stay informed on the latest in knowledge architecture and data strategy through books, seminars, and workshops to keep their organization at the forefront of efficient and effective data use.
  • Focus on the actions and strategies that will provide the most significant return on investment (ROI) by asking the critical question of how specific data use aligns with and supports the broader business strategy.

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Earley Information Science Team

We're passionate about managing data, content, and organizational knowledge. For 25 years, we've supported business outcomes by making information findable, usable, and valuable.