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Saul Berman and Jamie Cattell – Big Data Strategy

. As data becomes a growing source of competitive advantage and value, companies that hold on exclusively to traditional sources of advantage are at risk. But unlike other sources of advantage such inputs, capabilities, customer captivity, and scale, data by its nature is not of limited supply and which data is valuable is not immediately evident. The growth in the importance of data is already introducing opportunities to enter entirely new business models while, at the same time, changing the basis on which current business models compete.

Is data really the new “oil?” What data will be valuable? How does one monetize it? How to operations, pricing strategies, and business models evolve? Who will win and who will be left behind?

Our guest thought-leaders will unveil soon-to-be-published research on the emerging role of data in business and engage participants in dialogue around its implications. Our thought leaders will be:

Saul J. Berman, Ph.D.: the Chief Strategist, VP & Interactive Experience Partner for IBM Global Business Services. He was previously Global Lead Partner for the IBM Strategy & Transformation Global team within IBM Global Business Services (GBS). Saul built a forward-thinking worldwide team of IBM consultants focused on delivering business value through business, technology and operations strategy engagements as well as organizational change initiatives.

Jamie Cattell: Global Leader of Digital Strategy Consulting at IBM. Jamie is developing a global team of top-notch strategy professionals who support clients to successfully and impactfully reinvent themselves in today's digitally disruptive world. Prior to this role, Jamie was a Partner and Head of Digital at McKinsey & Company.