Nona Janssen Walls

Nona Janssen Walls

Job Title: SVP, IT, Enterprise Data & Analytics

Company: Lionsgate

Nona’s love for people, process, technology, and data began long before the phrase “BIG DATA” was coined. For decades, she has helped management and executives make sense of seemingly disparate data in the retail, financial services, grocery, fashion, hi tech and telecom industries, but her heart lies in entertainment.

Nona currently leads a dynamic team of analysts, developers, and data scientists who provide Lionsgate and its related brands with agile solutions for all aspects of media production, marketing, sales, distribution, finance, and direct to consumer SVOD delivery.

The age of monolithic, inflexible, legacy ERP systems is giving way to an era of constant deployment and an accelerated feedback cycle which insists on immediate satisfaction. We must embrace this environment of constant change and proactively disrupt our own landscapes or risk being leapfrogged by newer, more nimble companies. Anything and everything can be made smarter, more immediate, and more personalized. Our responsibility to our companies, industries and global economy is to identify the efficient, profitable ways to generate and distribute “Smart Analytics” to attract and retain the interest of our ever-changing audience.

Speaking at the following:

2.00pm - 2.45pm
Discussion Group 1A: Winning the talent war – attracting and retaining top analytics and data talent in a hyper-competitive market

Discussing strategies for attracting top talent – what is most attractive to analytics talent today and how can your company compete? Where are the best places to look for talent? Internal vs. external discussed. What are the pros and cons of hiring straight out of college? Once you have attained your killer analytics team, trained… Read more.

2.15pm - 3.00pm
Discussion Group 4C: Assessing the impact and opportunities presented through new data sources

Examining the ways in which new movements such as the IoT and smart mobility etc. is impacting business, changing competition and the ways in which you organize your company. What opportunities do new data sources such as IoT, web, social, mobile, and ecommerce present? How can Chief Analytics Officers ensure their organization is successfully exploiting… Read more.

10.30am - 11.00am
Panel Discussion: Life beyond the honeymoon period – Continuing to prove value as the CAO

Where are you in the analytics curve – where are the opportunities to grow? Analytics maturity and what vectors should you be looking at. What do you do after you get past the ‘religious stage’ how do you prove real ROI? How can we shift our time and focus from ensuring data quality and data… Read more.