Martin Draper, technology director at luxury retailer Liberty, says his big priority for 2017 is business intelligence. The firm gathers information from various sources and Draper wants to create a data-driven strategy that helps executives at the firm make smarter decisions quickly and effectively.
He joined the world-famous retailer in March last year, having completed a 13-year IT leadership stint at Harrods. Throughout his career, Draper has been eager to drive transformation through information. He spent a decade running his own business intelligence (BI) consultancy before becoming a retail CIO, helping organisations in all sectors turn data into insight.
Here, Draper draws on his experience and provides five best practice tips for running a successful BI imitative.
1. View your initiative as a pervasive cultural approach
Analysts are keen to talk up the continued investment in BI and analytics. Gartner says 48 percent of companies invested in big data in