Telling the Story of Analytics

At Nationwide, we’re using data and deploying analytics to help Nationwide fulfill its mission to protect people, businesses and futures with extraordinary care. From predictive modeling to operational reporting to analytic activation, our analytics business and technology teams are creating powerful insights that play a vital role in our innovation success.

One of the keys to our collective success—one that is essential to any analytics team’s success—is our commitment to great storytelling and communication. It’s not only important that we deliver superior insights and analytics to drive results, it’s equally important that we communicate our work in a way that our business partners and leaders understand and can use.

Here’s three ways we’ve honed our communication and storytelling skills to increase the value of analytics at Nationwide.

Storytelling Workshops

Great storytelling can bridge divides, build understanding and influence decisions. But, in the analytics field, we’re often not natural storytellers. To grow our storytelling skill-set, our associates have participated in storytelling workshops and classes to learn how to create effective stories that can influence decisions.

Promoting A Learning Culture

Nationwide is full of talented data scientists and researchers who bring superior value to our company. At a such a large company, there are many ways we can increase understanding of our capabilities and services.

One example is the strong Hackathon and Learnathon culture that allows blended teams of business, technology and analytics professionals to join forces in creating cutting edge analytics work.

Future of Work

Analytics is a rapidly changing field and one of our goals is to help support and grow our collective knowledge-base. Nationwide has invested $60M in learning resources to Nationwide associates, which includes a robust curriculum around analytics and data sciences. The goal is to increase our combined knowledge about analytics, so that we can work together using analytics to deliver value to Nationwide’s customers.

Bringing it Altogether

Nationwide is telling the stories of our members through data. What we do matters, and we continue to partner and grow our analytics knowledge. These strategies help us use analytics to protect people, businesses and futures with extraordinary care.


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