#212: Implementing an Analytics Culture for Data Driven Decisions with Jesper Hybholt Sorensen

with Jesper Hybholt Sorensen


Our Guest Mentor:

Jesper Hybholt Sorensen, leads global finance team of 30+ professionals for the Oracle Managed Cloud Services & Advanced Customer Support business. He is the finance business partner for the SVP & GM who is overseeing a P&L of more than 6000 employees. He has several years of management experience leading global finance teams with a proven track record of creating a strong performing environment and improving top line growth and profitability. With specialization on Business Partnering, Advanced Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics, Strategic Decision, Risk Management, Finance Transformation. 

Jesper holds a Master Degree in Economics and Management from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and is certified in Risk Management and Strategic Decision Making from Stanford University.  

Key Quotes From the Episode: 

For us to grow faster, we need to do something different.”[9:24] 

Having the right system together with the leaders with the right mindset, the business will go where they want to go.[16:48] 

If you don’t use MS Excel then you’re just a reporter.[18:23] 

(Other resources and how to connect with Jesper below). 

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Key Points From the Episode:

–  From being scorekeeper to strategic partner, do these 3 things; 

  • Provide insights that management don’t know yet 
  • Giving foresight to the business of what will happen in the future 
  • Be unique in the position that you’re at

The difference between insight and foresight and their value to the business.   

4 Pillars Approach based on the book Implementing an Analytics Culture for Data Driven Decisions; 

  • The mindset of leaders on where the business is going  
  • Having the right people 
  • The right processes 
  • Right systems 

Time Stamped Show Notes 

[02:30Jesper shares his career journey mostly being in business finance where he started as a Corporate Comptroller and moved to San Francisco Bay as an international assignment and later at Dupont as a Director for Finance. Giving advice to the leadership team on where the business is and where the competitor is going in the future using analytics and then became the Senior Finance Director of Oracle.    

[08:59From being scorekeeper to strategic partner, do these 3 things; 

provide insights that management don’t know yet 

giving foresight to the business of what will happen in the future 

be unique in the position that you’re at 

[10:54The difference between insight and foresight and their value to the business.    

[15:324 Pillars Approach based on the book Implementing an Analytics Culture for Data Driven Decisions; 

  1. The mindset of leaders on where the business is going  
  2. Having the right people 
  3. The right processes  
  4. Right systems 

[19:22The best advice Jesper ever received by not doing things alone but from the collective effort of the team. 

[22:04Resources Jesper recommend to our audience to check. 

[25:52] – Best way to connect to Jesper  

[27:21] – Get educated. Do self-study. Jesper parting thoughts to our audience that to start in small ways to and consider also attending face to face type of learning.   

Resources Mentioned: 

Website: https://www.theanalyticsacademy.com/ 

Books: 

Implementing an Analytics Culture for Data Driven Decisions: A Manifesto for Next Generation Finance https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZDK93GX 

Group: Analytics Business Partner Forum https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13735025/ 

Connect with today’s guest: 

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesper-hybholt-sorensen-9836141/ 


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