There’s a difference between data maturity and analytics maturity; data maturity focuses on the foundation and raw informational material, while analytic maturity is the ability to get and use actionable insights from that data. Maturation is not about fancy tech or how complex things are, but rather building consistency in producing and leveraging useful analytic insights. A data organization is analytically mature when they can do all the of activities that are involved in succeeding with data consistently

Analytic maturity and data maturity look different for every organization. Today’s guest, Christen Ng, talks to us about analytic maturity and what that means for your organization.

What You Can Do

Get clear on what maturity means to you, to your organization, what you need from your data journey, and where you’re trying to get to, or what you’re trying to accomplish. Sit down with the stakeholders at your organization and explore these questions.

Christen Ng joined AVID in 2021 as the Vice President of Technology and Data. She is responsible for leading the Technology Services and PMO teams in bringing the organization’s technology infrastructure, applications, and data/impact strategy to life. She has extensive experience in building systems and resources that leveraged data-driven insights to drive efficacy in many nonprofit segments: healthcare, workforce development, arts education policy, and gender equity/DEI.
She has become highly skilled in organizational performance management, program assessment and evaluation, and outcomes measurement. This expertise has translated to millions of dollars in grants, local and national recognition/awards, changes in Chicago’s education policy, program models that have been scaled and replicated, and master class workshops and presentations in sharing proven solutions.
Christen holds an MBA in international business from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in information systems from DePaul University. She has previously served as Vice President on the board of the United Nations Association of Chicago and volunteered as a mentor for MIT’s Solve initiative.

Try It Now:
Try It Now:

As Christen says, the first step may be assessing where you are in your data. If you’re ready to take the next step (or first step) in maturing your organization’s data but need help, consider reaching out to a third party. At Merakinos, we want to advance how people use data. We can evaluate where you are in your data journey and help you take the next steps.



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