Elizabeth   Cullen

Elizabeth Cullen

Researcher Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Elizabeth is a researcher on the enterprise architecture team. Her research focuses on strategies to help organizations — including commercial firms, government agencies, and smart cities — derive value from data and analytics. Specifically, she is interested in the role data leadership plays in developing a culture that embraces analytically driven decisions. For smart cities, she supports research on how technology and policy officials can develop a citizen-centric strategy that leverages current open data initiatives and new technologies to improve favorability, services, and operations. In addition, Elizabeth analyzes trends in data commercialization, exploring the various business models and best practices for developing and delivering data products and services. These research areas often point to needing the help of service providers and a new engagement model where firms subscribe to actionable insights and decision support.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to this role, Elizabeth was a senior research associate on the enterprise architecture team. She supported several analysts with their research on big data technologies and strategies for deriving valuable insights.

Education

Elizabeth graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a B.S. in political science and a minor in international relations. Her senior thesis analyzed the "politics of remembrance" and the ethical implications of visiting sites of atrocity.

Elizabeth Cullen

Researcher Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Elizabeth is a researcher on the enterprise architecture team. Her research focuses on strategies to help organizations — including commercial firms, government agencies, and smart cities — derive value from data and analytics. Specifically, she is interested in the role data leadership plays in developing a culture that embraces analytically driven decisions. For smart cities, she supports research on how technology and policy officials can develop a citizen-centric strategy that leverages current open data initiatives and new technologies to improve favorability, services, and operations. In addition, Elizabeth analyzes trends in data commercialization, exploring the various business models and best practices for developing and delivering data products and services. These research areas often point to needing the help of service providers and a new engagement model where firms subscribe to actionable insights and decision support.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to this role, Elizabeth was a senior research associate on the enterprise architecture team. She supported several analysts with their research on big data technologies and strategies for deriving valuable insights.

Education

Elizabeth graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a B.S. in political science and a minor in international relations. Her senior thesis analyzed the "politics of remembrance" and the ethical implications of visiting sites of atrocity.

Elizabeth Cullen's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Chief Data Officers Play A Leading Role In Business Transformation

    Data Leaders Embrace A New Strategic Mandate

    September 11, 2017 Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D., Elizabeth Cullen

    Until recently, the chief data officer (CDO) was the new kid on the block. Today, half of data and analytics decision makers report working for a firm with a CDO. At the 11th Annual MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium, emerging data leaders described new initiatives that demonstrate a shift in their responsibilities from "defensive" to "offensive" or value-generating. This report helps CIOs understand their colleagues' new responsibilities and how best to partner with them to drive data innovation and business transformation.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The "Data For Good" Movement Delivers Social Impact

    Civic Insights Service Providers Demonstrate That "Good" Is Good Business

    August 30, 2017 Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D., Elizabeth Cullen

    A growing cadre of business and tech leaders, academics, data scientists and engineers, software developers, and UX designers envisions using new data sources and analytics technologies to address social challenges. This "Data for Good" movement will only grow as a clear role for corporations emerges as well. This report helps social sector CIOs and their peers understand how civic insights service providers, a group within the movement, can help define, execute, and evaluate both tactical and strategic insights initiatives.

  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    REPORT: The Insights Services Directory, Q3 2017

    August 11, 2017 Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D., Elizabeth Cullen

    The insights services landscape is nascent and expanding, with players emerging from diverse origins. The prospect of working with a strategic data and analytics partner to uncover and pursue new business opportunities and finally join the insights revolution is appealing, yet firms don’t know their options. This resource provides CI pros and their peers with an overview of the available options for subscribing directly to relevant and strategic insights, a set of prescribed actions, and the predicted outcomes. We updated this resource in August 2017 to include additional vendors.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Insights Services Directory, Q3 2017

    August 11, 2017 Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D., Elizabeth Cullen

    The insights services landscape is nascent and expanding, with players emerging from diverse origins. The prospect of working with a strategic data and analytics partner to uncover and pursue new business opportunities and finally join the insights revolution is appealing, yet firms don’t know their options. This resource provides CIOs and their teams with an overview of the available options for subscribing directly to relevant and strategic insights, a set of prescribed actions, and the predicted outcomes.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Accelerate Your Business Transformation With Insights Services

    Best Practices To Ensure A Successful Insights Services Engagement

    August 11, 2017 Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D., Elizabeth Cullen

    Business and technology decision makers increasingly look for external help to become insights driven. Many can't or don't want to build an insights platform or staff a data science team — they want to subscribe directly to the insights, a set of prescribed actions, and the predicted outcomes. This new engagement model brings its own set of challenges: How to select the best fit? Which internal teams should be involved? How to measure success? This report offers CIOs and tech organizations best practices in how to engage an external insights service provider.

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