Heidi Lanford is the Vice President of Enterprise Data & Analytics at Red Hat where she is focused on building a data-driven culture. Her responsibilities include the analytics and data science platforms, data strategy and governance, a global data literacy program, and creating scalable, incremental business value through enterprise analytics. She also leads the communities for analytics and data practitioners. She has worked in several types of organizations and in a variety of industries as a consultant, and her approach emphasizes the early identification of value and attention to adoption as the keys to building a successful practice. Ms. Lanford serves as a board member of the University of Virginia’s School of Data Science and is part of the executive team for the Red Hat Women’s Leadership Community.