Very powerful tools can be extremely useful in improving processes at any company, however, they are to no avail if no talent is overseeing them. Therefore, there’s a slight misunderstanding of the concept of data driven that we often apply to the companies of the future. It’s not the data that guides us, it’s the people who know how to identify and harness data that guide us.
We are acutely aware of this at Endesa, and this is why we have decided to launch the data experts community, a highly multidisciplinary team, but one that unites the best drivers for the company's big data.
Spearheading this initiative, although he prefers to describe his role as only “galvaniser”, is Juan Raggio, Endesa Agile Transformation Officer, who along with the rest of the People and Organisation team, has carried out the task of identifying the company’s employees and teams who were already engaged in this data harnessing. This study has revealed many more employees than one would expect, from multiple business areas and staff departments, who play around with data and apply it to improving their day-to-day processes and tasks.
Digital profiles connected by the same objective
When you attend a meeting with this new community, the first thing you might notice is that they don’t all fit into the same box, as they are all completely different. But after a couple of minutes in the Open Power Space (where they usually meet) you'll begin to spot the similarities. And the first thing is the most surprising: they are digital, but they’re not on their mobile phones and computers. At the most you’ll see a laptop, but on the whole, eyes are paying attention to whoever is speaking.