The University of Texas at Austin is home to a diverse population of 50,000 students and 24,000 faculty and staff. A top global academic institution, it’s also one of the largest public research universities in the country, with an annual budget of more than $650 million.
To drive further success as a world-class university, Shiva Jaganathan, Chief Data Officer of Institutional Reporting, Research, and Information Systems leverages data as a strategic asset to deliver crucial insights to leadership on class structure, faculty awards, and other key areas.
Prioritizing quick wins to gain traction, Jaganathan needed an agile approach to data access. Instead of investing time and effort required for typical data management tasks—the data warehouse connecting to enterprise data resources and getting reports—he used the university data available at that time. This method expedited analytics so decision-makers could quickly gain insights and generate data demand, a core component of data culture.