Morgan Vawter

Morgan Vawter

Job Title: Chief Analytics Director

Company: Caterpillar Inc.

Morgan Vawter is the Chief Analytics Director at Caterpillar, Inc. In her position, Morgan leads the global Information Analytics (IA) team. She’s responsible for setting the strategy and creating value from analytics solutions for Caterpillar’s customers, 170+ dealers, and the Caterpillar enterprise.

Her team is helping to develop and provide predictive analytics capabilities to customers. These predictive products and services already give Caterpillar and our dealers a competitive advantage – and the IA team is working on additional solutions that will help keep it that way. The IA team also wants to drive a “data beats opinions” culture within Caterpillar. The team is empowering business units throughout the company to become more data-driven by investing in analytics solutions to big, cross-functional business issues and providing analytic resources and tools to business partners and dealers. Morgan’s team also drives digital and analytics innovation through their innovation labs at the University of Illinois Chicago and Urbana-Champaign.

Before joining Caterpillar, Morgan held a number of top data analytics positions at leading firms, including Accenture Interactive, consulted for more than 40 Fortune 500 companies on analytics, and taught Business Analytics Management at Columbia University.

Speaking at the following:

2.45pm - 3.30pm
Discussion Group 2A: Operationalizing analytics – Essential elements for a successful analytical environment

Examining organizational and technical infrastructure and what this means for integrating analytics within your business and analytical delivery. Breaking down data and departmental siloes to effectively manage risks and capitalize on opportunities. Balancing complexity with operationalization – simple and elegant can be your friend Examining the importance of creating tools, systems and models that have… Read more.

12.30pm - 1.00pm
Panel Discussion: The road to becoming a Chief Analytics Officer – Driving business engagement and success

What is the typical road to becoming a Chief Analytics Officer, is there one? Where is the optimal place for a Chief Analytics Officer to sit within the business, what should their remit be and what core skills do they need to be successful? What key strategies do you need to employ to drive engagement… Read more.