Industry Thought Leadership

Learn more about the problems we are passionate about solving. Hopefully you find this content relevant and helpful. Please don't hesitate to reach out to learn more.

Industry Thought Leadership

Learn more about the problems we are passionate about solving. Hopefully you find this content relevant and helpful. Please don't hesitate to reach out to learn more.

Build Trust with Your Clients

Most of us in the business world have worked with a “client” in some form or another… Whether your clients are internal or external stakeholders, building trust with your clients should be a top priority. Trust is the main factor that either makes or breaks a project, a relationship, and even an entire company’s reputation. Obviously, delivery – going above and beyond expectations – is key, but without trust your delivery is a moot point. Whether you’re leading a multi-million dollar digital transformation, or simply providing the weekly revenue report to your boss, the trust that you’ve built up makes your delivery credible.

5 Daily Practices on How to Solve the "People" Problem for Digital Transformation

Savvy business professionals, on the one hand, are quickly moving from Excel & Pivot Tables to SQL & Python to drive innovation and improve productivity, to be called "shadow IT" by technologists. On the other hand, savvy technologists are leaving their teams for companies where technology teams work in concert with the business because of frustration with the level of impact they are having. This tension is both unproductive and unnecessary. What’s needed from both parties is leadership.

How Data Transformation Will Grow Your Bottom Line

Data is your most valuable asset. XenoDATA’s DataWorkbench allows you to better measure, track, and take action tied directly to business objectives, even if you don’t have a massive budget for data initiatives. Our mission is to show you how data transformation can deliver an increase in EBITDA on a recurring basis. And it all starts with your data. We’ve done it, and we are doing it.

5 Principles for a Modern Data Strategy

Having worked with a handful of organizations trying to launch or improve upon their data strategies it’s evident that a pattern is emerging. Organizations have made tremendous investments in data but are having less than desired outcomes than originally intended. The reality is that many outcomes were solutions led, that the business has inherited over time, and has not been resourced appropriately to maintain or improve upon the original investment.

Why We Built the DataWorkbench

DataWorkbench is a cloud-based data intelligence platform to systematically organize, collaborate, and drive engagement with all of your data initiatives. This centralized repository universally defines data requirements, synthesizes similar needs into uses cases, and maps data metrics to use cases. Our solution brings clarity to your data by infusing process and best practices into your data collection, storage, and engagement. Robust analytics and internal benchmarking give you insight into the state of your data transformation in real-time.

What I Wish I Had Known About Data 10 Years Ago...

For many years, I was under the impression that the corporate function of Finance was the only business unit that used data to make decisions. Of course that wasn’t necessarily true, and it definitely shouldn’t be true of modern corporations.

Why is Data Only Important After the Deal Closes?

Anyone who has led or participated in a merger or acquisition knows that integrating two companies is extraordinarily difficult. Large-scale integration activities require extensive planning, teamwork, process reengineering and technical execution while simultaneously trying to learn a completely new organization under, at times, aggressive timelines.

Cruising Around The Caribbean: A Deep-Dive Into Data & Customer Experiences

When travel and hospitality brands think about data, rapid execution is key. When a card is being swiped 20 times per day for drinks, room entrance, shopping, cash, ship boarding, fine dining, snacks, laundry, and gambling, this creates a picture of who I am and what I like to do. And I’m willing to bet that with stronger, highly-personalized marketing efforts, they easily could have got another $200+ out of me.

Rethinking Data Platforms As Inputs & Outputs

Data is a rapidly evolving landscape. And how you think about your data inputs will control your data outputs. Take a few moments to analyze every data input touchpoint and consider any revisions that need to be made. As always, XenoDATA Partners is here to help.

5 Tips For Starting Your Data Strategy In The Travel Industry

With the profound amount of data collection platforms and services offered, every brand I interact with has the unique ability to watch my story with their brand as I choose to write it. As brands begin to piece my story together, they’ll be able to serve exceptional, rave-worthy experiences uniquely customized to even my most subtle preferences.

Why Every Organization Needs a Data Strategy...and How to Build One...

Without a clear strategy, goals, and a plan - any initiative is destined for a rocky road. What makes managing data any different? Every organization has data. Data is needed to run the business and to understand the customer base and marketplace. Data is Often referred to as an asset, but is never on the balance sheet - why not?

The Importance of Happiness Analytics

At one point or another in your career you’re going to ask yourself, “am I happy?” I think about this question a lot – perhaps it’s because I’m part of the Millennial generation, or perhaps it’s because I strive to live the best life I can and happiness is a non-negotiable part of that equation. But, I’m not just asking myself if I’m happy, I’m thinking about the happiness of my team – are they fulfilled with their job? Is there anything I can do to be a better mentor? Are they happy? How can I make them happier?

Data Democratization Facilitates Enterprise Innovation

Ever looked at a spreadsheet or a report blankly lost in numbers? How about a chart or analysis that was visually pleasing but had little to no business context or simply just didn't make any sense?