Leathwaite's Katie Hevey has been named one of the top 25 influencers in data and analytics in the DataIQ100 2020 awards.

The first and only fully-curated power list of the most influential data and analytics practitioners. Since 2014, DataIQ has been tracking the rise of chief data officers, chief analytics officers, data scientists, data governance experts and the leaders of key vendors and service providers. Inclusion in the DataIQ 100 is a notable badge of honour that is widely referenced by the individuals who make the cut.

In a recent interview with DataIQ, Katie was asked:

"What is the biggest tech challenge organisations face in ensuring data is at the heart of their digital transformation strategy?"

Many organisations will continue to be challenged by having disparate, legacy systems housing data. Therefore, we will see the introduction of new tools and technologies to further unify data. Also, having the right leadership in place to navigate some of the functional siloes which exist will be crucial to ensuring an organisation is data centric. In my view, the leaders who will succeed will be those who can facilitate an enterprise-wide culture of data literacy and lead the journey to data being used as a key business enabler.

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Katie Hevey, Practice Lead - Data & Analytics, Executive Interim

Katie is hugely passionate about the Data & Analytics industry, writing whitepapers and research reports, hosting networking events, roundtables and webinars, in addition to appearing as a panel guest on industry events, podcasts and client webinars. Katie is an advocate of inclusive hiring and embracing diversity of talent, and is Leathwaite’s relationship lead for RIDI – the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative.

Katie Hevey, practice lead - data and analytics, Executive Interim at Leathwaite

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