Boise State assistant professor Lisa Giacumo, associate professor Steve Villachica and assistant Sole Pera, working in concert with Jeroen Breman, a learning and development consultant for GridU, the corporate university for Northwest Lineman College, presented at the 2017 International Society for Performance Improvement Europe Middle East Asia (EMEA) conference held Sept. 14-16 in Bologna, Italy.
Their research-to-practice session, “Determining big data readiness in organizations: A Client co-construction strategy for success,” was based on the result of a review of the professional literature regarding big data, performance improvement, innovation adoption and readiness factors.
Participants learned about the authors’ emerging performance improvement big data-readiness framework tool. In addition, participants learned how it applies to cases of successful EMEA region-focused performance improvement projects. The session’s outcomes provided a useful framework for practitioners that need to identify organizational factors associated with potential organizational changes required to achieve big data integration.