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Aaron Walker

Aaron Walker
Aaron joined IData in 2014 after over 20 years in higher education, including more than 15 years providing analytics and decision support services. Aaron’s role at IData includes establishing data governance, training data stewards, and improving business intelligence solutions.

Recent Posts

Do You Know Where Your Data Has Been and What It’s Been Doing?

The profusion of data sources and systems in higher education introduces plenty of challenges (headaches?) for data managers and consumers. One of the most difficult challenges is also one of the...

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The Promise of Analytics

Of our clients who have embarked on an analytics program, many of them have seen the same issues emerge that came up when they introduced Business Intelligence (BI) tools, as well as historically...

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Chief Data Officer, Part Two

We posted last month about the Chief Data Officer role, inspired by a great article by Mike Anderson. In his article he points out that only a few institutions of higher education have such a...

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Chief Data Officer, Part One

Interesting article in the most recent issue of Educause Review, called "The Chief Data Officer in Higher Education." Written by Mike Kelly, Chief Data Officer (CDO) at the University of South...

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Building a Better Data Culture

Anyone who's ever attended a Data Cookbook demonstration, or heard us talk about it at a higher education conference, has heard us say this: "Reporting is not a technology problem." While we think...

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Migrating Reports - You have to Analyze the Functional Need

So, we're converting from X to Y - can you help us re-write our reports?

Often when an organization is changing from one system to another, they look to automate the process. This works fine,...

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