March 26, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Speaker and Author of The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions
The era of Big Data as arrived, and most organizations are woefully unprepared. Slowly, many are discovering that stalwarts like Excel spreadsheets, KPIs, standard reports, and even traditional business intelligence tools aren’t sufficient. These old standbys can’t begin to handle today’s increasing streams, volumes, and types of data. Amidst all of the chaos, though, a new type of organization is emerging.
In The Visual Organization, award-winning author and technology expert Phil Simon looks at how an increasingly number of organizations are embracing new dataviz tools and, more important, a new mind-set based upon data discovery and exploration. Simon adroitly shows how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other tech heavyweights use powerful data visualization tools to garner fascinating insights into their businesses.
Phil Simon is a sought-after speaker and recognized technology expert. He consults companies on how to optimize their use of technology has written six books. His contributions have been featured in Harvard Business Review, CNN, Inc. Magazine, NBC, CNBC, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, the American Express Open Forum, Fast Company, Technorati, abcnews.com, forbes.com, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, ReadWriteWeb, and many other high-profile media outlets. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University.
Phil will be singing copies of his newest book and answer any questions you have. More information on Phil Simon here.
Watch the book trailer here: https://vimeo.com/81215943