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By the Numbers: Are Data & Analytics Pandemic-Proof?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work — it has also changed the way we approach data & analytics with far-reaching implications. Through an examination of the latest research on data & analytics and data culture, Stewart Bond, research director at IDC, and Aaron Kalb, chief data & analytics officer at Alation, delve into the effects COVID-19 is having on how enterprises work with data, including how they are dealing with the realities of business today and how they are planning for recovery.

In this webinar, you'll learn how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the way enterprises approach data & analytics and how data & analytics are affecting the recovery. Stewart and Aaron unpack the latest data from IDC, the Alation State of Data Culture Report, software usage patterns, and the COVID-19 Catalog.

Watch this webinar to see how the pandemic is changing how enterprises approach data & analytics.
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Stewart Bond, Research Dir, Data Integration & Intelligence Software, IDC| Aaron Kalb, Chief Data &Analytics Officer, Alation
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