The University of Washington's Strategic Plan for Enterprise Data & Analytics: A Year in the Making
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  Robert McDade   Robert McDade
Information Architect
University of Washington


Wednesday, September 21, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Level:  Business/Strategic

In this presentation, Rob McDade will focus on the process developed and applied within the University of Washington's Enterprise Data and Analytics team to implement a strategic road map that created a shared focus and vision for a large BI team.

He will show how the process helped to grow the strategic thinking acumen of the team's leadership, created alignment across disparate teams, and allowed the team to increase productivity and credibility in a political and fast changing environment.

The talk will provide example exercises and artifacts that were produced to craft and document the team's strategic road map.

Rob McDade has been the Information Architect for the University of Washington's Enterprise Data & Analytics team within UW-IT since December, 2013. Prior to joining the University he held various Architect, Enterprise Architect, Analyst and Developer roles over 15 years split between T-Mobile USA and His undergraduate degree is in Music from the College of the Holy Cross and he also earned an MBA from Seattle University in 2013.

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