Software Advice‘s Michael Koploy recently met with with thought-leader and co-author Thomas Davenport to chat about his book, Keeping Up with the Quants. To clarify, a Quant is a person, usually in finance, who performs quantitative analysis. The process unfolds as follows: Framing the Problem (1. Problem Recognition, 2. Review of Previous Findings), Solving the Problem (3. Modeling, 4. Data Collection, 5. Data Analysis), then Communicating and Acting on Results (6. Result Presentation and Action). personal videos, like CFO Tom Singer of Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), and greater still these same companies are training every department to be results-driven. Based on Davenports commentary, the call to action is to make your data meaningful. From encouraging everyone to code to training your marketing detail on data analysis, businesses today cannot afford to put data on the back burner. Plus, if Singer can stare at a camera for five straight minutes talking over the companies KPIs, I think you can find a way to create engagement around your company data. Click here to read the full article What are some ways you share data and analytics within your company? Please share your thoughts and ask any questions in the comments below.