Founder & CEO
A hands-on professional with sales management, channel management, complex sales, business development, strategic planning, marketing, and training success.
Recognized for consistent excellence and progressive ability in meeting the challenges of today’s dynamic business environment. Exceptional aptitude to lead, sell and build deep, productive relationships at all levels, internally, with customers and channel partners.
Strong capability to collaborate with and manage people at all skill levels, always moving them toward their own personal best and recognizing how those superior skills then contribute to the success of the company.
Proven track record in achieving financial goals and negotiating contracts of every size.
Data Scientist & Strategist
Data is my passion. I am inspired by the challenge of uncovering the hidden and unknown in the massive datasets maintained by organizations. Gaining insight and achieving actionable results can be extremely rewarding, especially when they significantly impact an organization.
As a data scientist, I analyze internal and external data sources to understand situations better. Statistical methods, agile management, and a thorough understanding of the analytical ecosystem are used. I have been able to help my clients gain both insights and actions through an improved understanding of their data.
Throughout my career, I have mentored hundreds of decision-makers and helped them become citizen data scientists so that they can bring value to their organizations. Being a mentor allows me to affect an organization’s culture by evangelizing analytics while educating others on the virtues of data literacy. Analytical value is continuously delivered only when the organization’s culture is data-driven.
My Analytical Paradigm:
• Business Intelligence is a team sport requiring everyone to participate.
• Data integrity and quality are a function of data stewardship.
• Value-based and actionable analytics result from asking the right questions.
• Understanding context is crucial to building a single source of truth.
• Data governance begins with data literacy.
• Analytics development is a continuous managerial endeavor.
Industries: Healthcare, Banking, Software, Insurance, Consulting.
Data Strategy | Analytics | Data Integration| Data Modeling| Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)| Data Governance| Master Data Management| Data Forensics| Data Science| Geo-analytics| Data Warehousing| Data Lakes (Big Data)|Electronic Health Records (EHR)| CRM| Qlik| Tableau| Power BI| Talend | Informatica | Jedox| Anaplan.
Vice President, Enterprise Technology Services
Dean Nelson most recently was a Professor in SCADpro at SCAD for graduate & undergraduate students and was the Global Advisory Leader for Google Cloud and AWS.
Prior to joining Google Cloud and AWS, Dean served as a managing partner with CohnReznick LLP where he was responsible for building and managing the enterprise technology and strategy practice globally.
Areas of focus included top-line business and technology strategy, enterprise cloud strategy, supply chain, IT governance and operating model strategy, and enterprise architecture and the enabling infrastructure.
Dean also held partner-level positions at Deloitte Consulting and other top-tier global professional services firms, where he was responsible for developing, managing, and growing IT technology practices focused on providing IT strategy, business intelligence, system selection, enterprise risk management, and security assessment services to middle-market clients.
Dean has helped numerous clients in an interim CIO role during times of transition and change. In this role, he has led the stabilization and transformation of the IT organization across multiple industries – with a primary focus on manufacturing, distribution and service organizations.
Dean also served as a principal with IBM, where he led a group of senior executives in the evaluation of the organizational structure of IBM’s global services business, which resulted in the launch of IBM Global Services.