Another eMetrics is over, and it was a fun ride. Besides all the expected things (meeting up with the same old faces, welcoming the new ones, admiring Jim Sterne’s skills at running the show with impressive musical talents…), there is always something new that shows the signs of the times, the direction the Digital Analytics industry is headed in.
And I was very happy to perceive how analytics is now clearly steering away from solely focusing on the challenges of the analyst as an individual player to finally put the accent on governance, insight delivery and analytics management frameworks. In other words, we finally care about spreading the benefits of data throughout the organization.
Not only did we enjoy a keynote (Avinash’s) highly focused on delivery and governance, but we also had eight different sessions on related topics. I was particularly happy to attend Jennifer Veesenmeyer‘s talk on dashboard design and take note of a few statements that I agree entirely with:
(we coincidentally released our new Red Book of Dashboard Design during the event, so much of this resonated).
My conclusion, as laid out on stage (*that* slide is available upon request :)): we have finally reached the point of maturity where analysts are not looking at themselves in isolation, adopting methodologies and tools for their own solitary benefit. They (and their business stakeholders) are finally waking up to the reality around them and understanding that they are only as good as the reach they can obtain with their insights and reports.
All in all, another enriching experience. All of us at Sweetspot Intelligence are proud to have been Gold Sponsors of this event.
Not Another Dashboard.