August 05 - 07, 2018 | Napa Valley, CA

Stephen Blackwelder

Chief Analytics Officer
Duke University Health System
Stephen Blackwelder is Chief Analytics Officer at Duke University Health System where he co-leads Duke Health’s Analytics Center of Excellence. The Center is the shared services information and analytics hub for the health operations and clinical data Duke relies upon daily in its care delivery, health data science, research and education missions. As the executive responsible for data warehousing, business intelligence, clinical information delivery and healthcare-related financial reporting, he leads teams supporting a flexible and responsive data infrastructure ranging from traditional BI to data science use cases. The Analytics Center of Excellence uses an innovative agile service delivery model to simultaneously advance project and infrastructure work in close collaboration with stakeholders and with the support of an extensive and engaged governance structure. Dr. Blackwelder previously designed and deployed one of the industry’s first secure cloud-based data warehouses to be comprised from the patient’s “neighborhood care community” alongside claims and clinical information, lab results and pharmacy scripts.


4:30 PM Evolving From a Data-Driven to an Insight-Driven Enterprise

Enterprises now have more availability, access and volumes of data that they are using to drive the business, but the insights they are collecting has yet to be adopted by the business users. The lack of trust and understanding by the business users holds the enterprise back from a truly insight-driven competitive advantage. In this session, we will discuss how leading data analytics executives drive their business with insights. 

Join this session to discuss strategies to:
  • Create insight teams in each department to align business with technology
  • Act as a change agent in the modern tech landscape
  • Strategically invest in insights capabilities that promote business goals
  • Implement insights from all sources in software to drive action


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