Stephen Blackwelder

Stephen Blackwelder

Job Title: Chief Analytics Officer

Company: Duke University Health System

Leading the Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, Clinical and Operational Reporting, and Analytics support for Clinical and Translational Research, my current role is all about transforming data into actionable knowledge.
Specifically, I am responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the enterprise data warehouse, and for creation of a portfolio of information services to support Duke Medicine’s clinical, research and educational missions, as well as its operational and financial goals. Information Infrastructure elements such as source data governance, BI best practices and user adoption, and the development of a flexible architecture for delivery of sensitive information to a diverse variety of stakeholders are keys to Duke Health’s mission to successfully deliver health care through Excellence, Safety, Integrity, Diversity and Teamwork.

Speaking at the following:

2.45pm - 3.30pm
Discussion Group 2B: Recruiting and retaining top data and analytics talent – the big challenge

Strategies for attracting talent and keeping it – Discussing the challenges of talent attraction, recruitment and retention. What are the drivers for new graduates? Discussing the impact of millennials on your business – What they look for and how to attract and keep them. Which elements cause analytics and data science talent to leave? Examining… Read more.

5.30pm - 6.00pm
Panel Discussion: Driving business value from within the analytics team

How can the way in which your department is structured impact the value you can add as well as your pace of change and implementation? In what ways can you optimize business and operational processes to drive enterprise wide innovation? It’s not only about insight – Discussing the journey from insights to decisions at scale… Read more.

12.45pm - 1.30pm
Discussion Group 4B: Analytics as a hybrid function

Where do you draw the line between analytics and IT, in what ways do the functions overlap and where should analytics sit within your organization? You can’t marry your tech partner, you have to date them! – Discussing the importance of involving the IT department in your activities. What strategies can you employ to encourage… Read more.