How to Be a Data Hero

Here’s what it takes to be a Data Hero.

  1. You start with the empirical evidence. That’s the normal, everyday stuff that’s happened and that’s been quantitatively documented over time.
  2. You take a strategic, level-headed look at it. For this you need careful analysis and skillful interpretation.
  3. Ultimately, and eventually, both you and your organization are empowered to achieve exceptional results.

Sounds pretty pie-in-the-sky, doesn’t it?

It doesn’t have to be. Which is why it’s useful, I think, to bring the idea of a “Data Hero” down to earth and look at real-world examples of this process in practice.

A few weeks ago we looked at a Data Hero example from the movie business. Today I’d like to focus on an example that’s also far outside the wine industry – cancer care, namely, and a team in Toronto that takes empirical evidence, analyzes and interprets it, and is ultimately empowered by the data to achieve exceptional results.

But let me be clear from the start.

Curing cancer? Apples.

Making and selling wine? Oranges.

They are vastly different things. The parallel I’m drawing here is only in the use and application of data.

Here’s what I mean, in the case of an organization called Cancer Quality Control of Ontario, or CQCO.

CQCO monitors and reports publicly on cancer system performance in the Ontario province. They measure how well the system is doing. They address gaps, identify areas of opportunity, and recommend tangible actions for improving quality.

Keywords here: monitors, performance, measures, gaps, opportunity, tangible actions, and quality.

As for results? How's this:

  • Highest quality care
  • Lowest cost
  • Consistent manner and delivery
  • Sets universal gold standard

Not bad, right?

All of that takes data, which is harnessed in order to move cancer, in many cases, from an acute disease to a chronic disease.

That’s an "apples" example of Data Heroes in action, and it offers a model that Enolytics can emulate as we work toward an "oranges" solutions within the wine industry. Start with the data. Analyze it carefully for actionable insights, tangible applications, and adjustments that make a difference. Achieve results for yourself and your organization.

At Enolytics we have the team and the resources to help. Please be in touch with any questions or ideas – I’d love to hear them.

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