Moving to a new site

Hi everyone!  I’ve updated my site.  Please check it out and follow me there in the future.

Rise of Chief Marketing Technologist

Whether as a CMT (Cheif Marketing Technologist) or CAO (Chief Analytics Officer), I’m so pleased to see analytics reaching a strategic executive function. There are so many times in my career when I believed if someone who understood the data could represent at the executive function, companies would have a competitive advantage.

MIT DFW Data Science & Machine Learning Seminar

We had such a great turnout at the MIT DFW Data Science & Machine Learning Seminar event last Tuesday.


Speaking at the MIT Club on Oct 30th

I’m honored to be representing Dextro Analytics at the MIT – Machine Learning and Data Science – on Oct 30th.

Please come out and join me with some other fantastic colleagues of mine.

Prewire results to the under-performers

“I’ve made mistakes in delivering results. I used to take the results into the big meetings and it would shame the under-performing division making that division shrink in the chair and then get defensive and question the results. I then learned, it was worthwhile to do the work before the meeting. Share with the under-performing division the results BEFORE the big meeting. Ask them to co-present. Let them ask for the funding to change their performance. The CEO then agrees to the funding and the meeting goes great. The work is still done, it’s just done before the meeting instead of after, and everyone feels more collaborative.” (paraphrased from presentation by Kate Woodcock, VP of Customer Advocacy from VMWare)
I so agree with her. That’s a hard learned lesson that seems so obvious in retrospect. The upfront work is worth it.