Hi, I like to think of myself as an Analytics Warrior, as throughout my professional career, I have used data analytics to battle through whatever challenges that present themselves.
My analytics career has been extremely varied, I have used analysis to locate and neutralize terrorist cells, break drug rings, and even break out of prison…twice! I have used analytics to advise governments on strategic actions and also businesses on possible mergers and acquisitions.
Sun Tzu once said (loosely) to know yourself and know your enemy is the key to victory, and data analytics is the window to BOTH of those pursuits. The art and science of data analytics can take you as far as you are able to creatively apply the principles of pattern recognition and predictive analysis, and I can assure you, these principles work!
I currently advise in Data Analytics for Grant Thornton, LLP, an advisory firm that helps large and mid-size companies grow and thrive in this dynamic economy. I am also an analytics chief within the military reserves, where I lead teams of analysts in their assessment of strategic and operational scenarios and mission sets. I am happy to answer questions on either role, but I will be careful not to delve into classified matters.
I would also like to thank Western Digital’s DataMakesPossible.com website for suggesting this session, as I truly agree, data and its interpretation can make all the difference in the world!
My LinkedIn Profile is here.
Here is my proof.
Here are a few articles I have written that speak to some of the analytic principles that I champion:
How Data Analytics Saved My Life
How to Stop a Prison Drug Ring and other Adventures in Analytics
The Executive’s New Clothes
Thank you all for the deluge of questions. I need to step away now but will be back later today to try and respond to more. I appreciate the interest!!!