Jill.Dyche

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Jill Dyché has been thinking, writing, and speaking about the interrelationship of strategy, analytics, and data for most of her career. As a management consultant and executive advisor, she’s helped companies through the change that accompanies innovation.

Jill is the author of four books about the business value of technology. Her latest,The New IT, profiles IT leaders who have driven significant transformations at their companies. The book was named one of Inc’s "60 Great Business and Leadership Books Written by Women."

Jill was the co-founder of Baseline Consulting, a data and analytics strategy firm that was acquired by SAS in 2012. Jill now counsels executive teams, managers, and boards of directors on the strategic importance of their technology investments.

Jill is regularly featured as a keynote speaker at prominent industry conferences, university programs and vendor events. Her first book, e-Data, has been published in eight languages. She is the author of The CRM Handbook, a best-seller (and featured in CIO magazine), and Customer Data Integration: Reaching a Single Version of the Truth, featured stories of customer loyalty programs at companies including Royal Bank of Canada, Amgen, Intuit, Ceasars Entertainment, and Overstock.com.

A popular blogger on CIO.com and an advice columnist for TDWI’s UPSIDE, Jill was recently named one of the "12 Most Influential Women in Big Data and Data Science" by Information Week, one of Retail Leader’s "2017 Women to Watch," and by KDNuggets as one of "18 Inspiring Women in AI, Big Data, Data Science and Machine Learning."

Jill sits on the boards of Klearly, a prescriptive intelligence platform for marketers, and Continuum Animal Health. She is also Executive Director of,a href=https://www.outtathecage.org>Outta the Cage, a shelter animal advocacy non-profit. Her recent e-book, "Big Data, One Dog at a Time," argues for the digitization of the animal shelter system. She lives in Los Angeles, where she samples fringe Cabernets, fosters shelter dogs and pens the occasional haiku.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Jill Dyché and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Jill.Dyche

5 things to consider before launching a thought leadership team
Business Strategy and IT Innovation

5 things to consider before launching a thought leadership team

Sure, thought leadership has become a buzzword. But when a team is thoughtfully-assembled and focused, it can turn out to be a competitive advantage. Here are five ways to ensure that happens.
April 11, 2019
Does your AI plan account for safety?
Business Strategy and IT Innovation

Does your AI plan account for safety?

It might only take a troublesome naysayer to sabotage an otherwise promising AI program.
December 4, 2018
5 questions CEOs are asking about AI
Business Strategy and IT Innovation

5 questions CEOs are asking about AI

CEOs are getting savvier about artificial intelligence. But they still have questions. Here are the top 5.
November 6, 2018
The internal disruption of AI
Business Strategy and IT Innovation

The internal disruption of AI

Much has been made of AI’s ability to upend existing industry orthodoxies and disrupt markets. But could it disrupt your culture?
October 12, 2018
Staying competitive, one API at a time
Business Strategy and IT Innovation

Staying competitive, one API at a time

Talking APIs, fintech and digital banking with Sonia Wedrychowicz, Head of Consumer Banking Technology at DBS Bank in Singapore.
December 4, 2017
Is data for good really that good?
Business Strategy and IT Innovation

Is data for good really that good?

In which Jill advocates for smashing siloes and making better use of data to find ways to improve animal-rescue efforts and other charitable initiatives.
May 4, 2017
Wine, women and data science
Business Strategy and IT Innovation

Wine, women and data science

A sold-out Bay Area meetup combines wine, women and a refreshing appreciation for complex algorithms.
January 24, 2017
Storytelling in the C-suite
Business Strategy and IT Innovation

Storytelling in the C-suite

One of today's hottest technology trends has nothing to do with the internet.
December 2, 2016
Business Strategy and IT Innovation

The older I get the more agile I am

Agility is in the eye of the beholder. Do you know what it looks like?
October 4, 2016
Should CIOs still care about business strategy?
Business Strategy and IT Innovation

Should CIOs still care about business strategy?

Experts have routinely admonished IT executives to be more strategic. What do changes to the strategy planning process mean for IT now?
August 8, 2016
Business Strategy and IT Innovation

Both sides of the big data debate

Strata Hadoop World shed light on the current big data zeitgeist. Here's what you need to know.
April 11, 2016
Business Strategy and IT Innovation

The new enterprise analytics model

Analytics Centers of Excellence were all the rage back in the day. But executives are considering a new model.
February 11, 2016