Dr. Joe Perez

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Dr. Joe Perez

Senior Systems Analyst / International Keynote Speaker / Fractional CTO / Innovation Specialist (Bringing Data to Life and Life to Data!)

Having received advanced degrees in secondary education, Joe began a ten-year career as a high school teacher providing instruction in economics, Spanish, Bible, and computers. While in his teaching career, he furthered his graduate education, earning a doctorate in education with a double-minor in computers and theology. His career focus changed to IT in the early 1990’s when he started as a Computer Consultant at NC State University. Three promotions later, Dr. Perez ended his successful 25-year career at NC State as Business Intelligence Specialist when he took another promotion to become Senior Business Analyst at the NC Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) in the fall of 2017 and has since been promoted to Senior Systems Analyst and Team Lead. In addition to his full-time analytics/BI leadership role at DHHS, Joe was named Chief Technology Officer at a North Carolina corporation in October 2020. With more than 12,000 followers on LinkedIn and several professional certifications, Perez has stayed active in the IT, HHS, and higher education communities as a much sought-after resource, highly-recommended international keynote speaker, data analytics & visualization expert, and specialist in efficiency and process improvement. In 2020 alone, Perez spoke at more than two dozen conferences, and continues to be in high demand in 2021 with more than 40 speaking engagements, expanding his reach into sixteen countries on every inhabited continent on earth.

Through the years, Dr. Perez has never lost his love for teaching, having been a guest speaker for many organizations and internationally-recognized podcasts. When he takes a break from work and speaking, he enjoys spending time with his wife of more than 30 years and their children, whom he says are the "best things that ever happened to me." He also sings, plays the piano, composes songs, and has performed PSA's and voice-overs for schools and other organizations. He also serves as speaker, interpreter, and music director to his church’s Hispanic ministry. If there's any spare time left, he enjoys publishing a monthly military newsletter (as Editor-in-Chief of The Patriot News), working out in the gym, and catching up on Star Trek reruns. "It's a busy life indeed, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I’m a firm believer that if I’m not innovating, then I’m stagnating," says Joe. If you need an experienced, dynamic speaker, Dr. Joe Perez is the right choice.

“Got to know Dr. Perez via a project we both worked on for Premier CIO Forum in NC. Joe is a true professional and a great communicator who will have your back covered. He is a great asset to my team.”
(𝙉𝙚𝙖𝙡 𝙋𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙣, 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙆𝙚𝙮𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙏𝙀𝘿𝙭 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧, 𝘼𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧)

“Joe epitomizes what an IT leader should be. He is not only a catalyst for innovation at work, but he is also an evangelist and collaborator for technology in the community. He is an engaged attendee and presenter at peer events. If I were building an IT team, I’d want Joe on it.”
(𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙤, 𝙀𝙭𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝙏𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙚 𝙏𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙣𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙮 𝙀𝙭𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙡)

"Working with Joe was a true pleasure, not only did he provide great insight as our keynote speaker for the Applied Data Visualization in Healthcare Summit but was also extremely useful behind the scenes by writing speaker interviews and connecting me with potential sponsors who could support our audience with better understanding their data sets. I would highly recommend Dr Joe to speak at any business intelligence related conference!"
(𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙤 𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙨, 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥𝙨 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝙃𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙒𝙖𝙙𝙚)

“I have gotten to know Joe Perez very well over the past 6 months. Having Joe as a speaker and attendee at the Raleigh CIO Forum was such an honor. Joe is professional, personable and such a go-getter. He was consistently asking how to promote and help the Forum. His session on Cultivating a Climate for Paradigm Shift was relevant and really caught the audience’s attention. Anyone would be lucky to sit in on one of his presentations. With that being said, Joe is a true leader and I cannot recommend him enough. He is simply an expert in his field and a wonderful person.”
(𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙖 𝘿𝙞𝙁𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤, 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝙄𝙣𝙛𝙤-𝙏𝙚𝙘𝙝 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙂𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙥)

“Dr. Joe Perez is a dynamic and engaging speaker who can provide a unique blend of practical and efficient solutions within the Information Technology spectrum. I have known Joe for 15 years and his natural enthusiasm and magnetism makes him able to engage diverse groupings of people and to communicate problem-solving solutions at both the personal and corporate levels. He is a forward thinker with the ability to gain insight and historical perspective from his many years of working in the IT field. You will greatly benefit from inviting Joe to be a part of your team as it builds for the future.”
(𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙡 (𝙍𝙚𝙩) 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝘿. 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙣, 𝙐𝙎𝘼𝙁)

“Dr. Perez is the speaker you do not want to miss out on at a conference or event. He is knowledgeable and concise – and he has a great sense of humor that makes listening to him very enjoyable. Having worked with Joe for over 15 years, I know that he is genuinely interested in sharing his knowledge… If you have the chance to attend one of his speaking engagements, you won’t walk away empty-handed!”
(𝘿𝙧. 𝙃𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙎𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧, 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧, 𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚/𝘼𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙩 𝙀𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙀𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙩)

"Joe possesses the ability to lead by example and his enthusiasm and dedication are both inspiring and motivating. If you are looking for an engaging speaker that provides IT Solutions he's your guy!"
(𝙈𝙚𝙜𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙁𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙯, 𝘽𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝘿𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙈𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙧, 𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙪𝙨360)

"Joe Perez is a vivacious speaker who clearly anticipates what will resonate with his audience, then shares his message via insightful anecdotes that ensure each attendee will leave with some memorable gems intact long after the session! A goal every speaker strives to attain!"
(𝙎𝙪𝙚 𝙒𝙖𝙞𝙩𝙚, 𝙎𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙤𝙧 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝙎𝘼𝙋 𝙉𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝘾𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙀𝙭𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚)

"Joe Perez is a fantastic and engaging speaker. His session was very well received at the MDM + Data Governance Summit in Chicago. He was often noted as one of our top speakers in our attendee feedback form. He's an SME that knows how to break down the challenges facing the data community and help attendees understand the right next steps and strategies. I would certainly recommend Joe Perez for speaking engagements within the data community!"
(𝙄𝙖𝙣 𝙈𝙘𝙍𝙖𝙚, 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝙀𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙡 & 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙂𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙥, 𝘼𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚)

"If I had to sum Dr. Perez in two words they would be dedicated and passionate. You will not find a speaker, influencer, or person more willing to help than Joe Perez. His passion for data storytelling is as powerful as his knowledge of data and analytics in general. A thoroughly fantastic person - I would recommend Joe as a keynote speaker unreservedly."
(𝙎𝙖𝙢𝙪𝙚𝙡 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙡𝙚𝙬, 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧)

"We invited Dr. Joe Perez to speak at the Cloud Data Summit October 2019 event in North America. He is one of the few people who 'get' Analytics and Business Intelligence. He delivered an awesome talk on how to use Data Visualization effectively in business.
Audience feedback on his presentation was terrific and Joe was a true professional throughout the entire process. We will definitely bring Joe back for future events."
(𝙀𝙧𝙞𝙘 𝘼𝙭𝙚𝙡𝙧𝙤𝙙, 𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩 & 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙚𝙛 𝘼𝙧𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩 / 𝙁𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝘾𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙙 𝘿𝙖𝙩𝙖 𝙎𝙪𝙢𝙢𝙞𝙩)

"I had the pleasure of interviewing Joe Perez on my '#ReInvention Daily' show here on LinkedIn. There is a real passion to what Joe does! He has a true gift of lighting up a room and even a Zoom screen! Dr. Joe has truly embraced the virtual environment and has continued to press on in his reinvention of himself as a public speaker. He passionately assures us to 'not stay rigid and inflexible in the face of change.' Even from sharing his story in three minutes on '#ReInvention Daily', Dr. Joe has truly moved me and motivated me to always be fluid in the face of change, each and every day. He is a true leader. He is a true educator. He is now a friend. Well done, Dr. Joe."
(𝘼𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙬 𝙇𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙯, 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙠𝙚𝙙𝙄𝙣 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙬𝙧𝙪𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙧, 𝙀𝙡𝙚𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙨 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨)

"Dr. Joseph Perez was the keynote speaker at Applied Data Visualization Healthcare 2020. The theme was 'Turning Big Data into Actionable Stories to Improve Clinical, Health & Operational Outcomes'. The organizers could not have picked a better way to kick off the conference! Joe’s presentation was exciting, well-prepared, highly relevant and informative. He drew upon his experience working with public, private, academic and commercial constituencies to effectively engage a large and diverse audience. Everyone I spoke to agreed they gained actionable insight from Joe. I’m excited to see the impact this will produce in our respective projects and across the continuum of care. Joe’s passion is contagious and his perspective is seasoned with equal parts curiosity, humility and optimism. I am pleased to have met him and will actively seek out the next opportunity to connect with him live."
(𝙉𝙞𝙘𝙠 𝙈𝙘𝙆𝙖𝙮, 𝙎𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙤𝙧 𝘼𝙘𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩 𝙀𝙭𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚, 𝘽𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙜𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧)

"My first interaction with Joe was memorable. We both spoke at a recent conference and I had the honor of sharing a panel with him as well. He is a dynamic speaker full of passion and energy. Listening to him give the opening keynote was inspiring. The electricity he brings to the room is exciting!"
(𝘿𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙙 𝘾𝙞𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙤, 𝘿𝙖𝙩𝙖 𝙑𝙞𝙨𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙯𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙥𝙖𝙡, 𝙑𝙞𝙯𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙯𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝘾𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝙀𝙭𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 / 𝙃𝙪𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙖)

"Working with Joe Perez has been marvelous! Not only he is a great professional, but he´s an amazing person; the kind you know instantly as you meet him. As a speaker, I literally have no words; he is truly interested in the audience and pours a whole lot of magic on stage. Saying people love him is an understatement! Dr. Joe has been an immense pleasure, and I hope that we can work more in the near future!"
(𝘿𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙚 𝙋𝙚𝙨𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙧𝙖, 𝘿𝙞𝙜𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘾𝙤𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝘿𝙖𝙩𝙖𝙎𝙘𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙂𝙊)

"I had the privilege of working with Joe on the Applied Data Visualization Healthcare event where he was the keynote speaker. From the second he stepped on stage he was meticulous, inspirational, thorough and detailed in providing a fantastic address hugely well received by the audience and which set the stage for the event perfectly. Dr. Joe Perez is a truly inspirational conference speaker and I would truly welcome the chance to work with him again."
(𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙤 𝙂𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙮, 𝙂𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙩𝙝 & 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥𝙨 𝙈𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙩 𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙠)

"Dr. Joe Perez is an excellent speaker on information technology. So many people in this field have a difficult time expressing technical concepts in an understandable fashion, yet this is one of the many ways where Dr. Joe excels. He is personable, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. I had the honor and delight to have him as a guest on my podcast and his insights were just what my audience wanted to hear. If you are looking for a great speaker for your event, Dr. Joe should be on your short list."
(𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙤𝙧 𝙋𝙚𝙩𝙚 𝘼𝙡𝙚𝙭𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧, 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙍𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙛 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝, 𝘼𝙘𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙙 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙃𝙤𝙨𝙩)

"Joe was selected to be a featured speaker as part of my company's interview series of IT executives. In addition to his general enthusiasm and professionalism, Joe effectively leveraged his years of IT experience to produce an excellent discussion. I absolutely recommend him for any future speaking opportunities."
(𝙋𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙪𝙗𝙚, 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 & 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙣𝙚𝙧 𝙀𝙘𝙤𝙨𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙢 𝙖𝙩 𝙍𝙤𝙗𝙤𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙥)

"Dr. Joe is a phenomenal speaker! I attended a presentation of his on data visualization and as a newcomer to the field was impressed by his command of the field and his ability to effectively communicate this material to both the experienced and inexperienced. His energy as a presenter is unmatched and I still use the concepts I learned during his presentation via the excellent handout he created for participants!"
(𝘿𝙧. 𝙏𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙮𝙖𝙝 𝙏𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙨, 𝙋𝙤𝙨𝙩𝙙𝙤𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧, 𝙆𝙖𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙧 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚)

"Knowing, sharing with, and having Joseph as a friend has been one of the highlights of my adult life. He is a phenomenal IT professional, conference speaker, and human being. Every time he speaks he leaves his audience with tangible and actionable information that results in individual and company-wide improvements. He is a fountain of IT wisdom and enriches everyone he comes in contact with. Joseph is a true example of a professional you want on your side to assist you to work out your IT needs. He is a first-string person if you are looking for someone to speak at your next conference. You will not be disappointed!"
(𝙀𝙣𝙧𝙞𝙦𝙪𝙚 𝙂𝙤𝙣𝙯𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙯, 𝘾𝙀𝙊, 𝘼𝙘𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙙 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙃𝙤𝙨𝙩)

"I had the immense pleasure of virtually attending a session led by ‘Dr. Joe’ at the DATACATED Conference. And what a joy it was! Not only was it insightful, but it was delivered with such great energy it left me feeling energized and motivated to kill it on my data journey! I highly recommend Dr. Joe!"
(𝙔𝙖𝙧𝙖 𝙊𝙘𝙖𝙣̃𝙖 𝘾𝙖𝙡𝙫𝙤, 𝘿𝙖𝙩𝙖 𝘼𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙮𝙨𝙩)

"Dr. Joe Perez is one of the most intelligent, passionate, and entertaining leaders that I've met in quite some time. My first encounter with Dr. Joe was while in the crowd as he served as a keynote speaker, and secondly as a featured guest on my podcast. Please take an opportunity to learn more about Dr. Joe from our conversation here in the provided link (https://lnkd.in/dzCz6CS). You're sure to find that his insight is top-notch and he'll engage any audience with his experiences and enthusiasm. Dr. Joe has my highest recommendations for leading and connecting with your selected audience as a speaker, presenter, and coach...and he delivers effectively in any setting, whether live in-person or virtual!"
(𝙅𝙖𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙨 𝙂𝙧𝙖𝙮, 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙄𝙢𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝, 𝙊𝙬𝙣𝙚𝙧, 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙌𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘾𝙤., 𝘼𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙-𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙃𝙤𝙨𝙩)

"Dr. Joe certainly brings the ENERGY to the stage. I was lucky enough to host Dr. Joe in Feb 2021 at the DATAcated Conference and his presentation had everyone extremely engaged and excited. Very passionate and knowledgeable speaker. Thank you Dr. Joe!"
(𝙆𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙣𝙮𝙞, 𝙁𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧/𝘾𝙀𝙊/𝙃𝙤𝙨𝙩, 𝘿𝘼𝙏𝘼𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙)

"Working with Joe has been Marvelous! Not only he is a great professional, but he´s an amazing person, the kind you know instantly as you meet him. As a speaker I literally have no words, he is truly interested in the audience and pours a whole lot of magic on stage, saying people love him is an understatement!. Working with Joe has been an immense pleasure and I hope that we can work more in a near future!"
(𝘿𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙚 𝙋𝙚𝙨𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙧𝙖, 𝘿𝙞𝙜𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘾𝙤𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝘿𝙖𝙩𝙖𝙎𝙘𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙂𝙊)

"I recently invited Dr. Joe to join me as a guest on my LinkedIn Live interview series after having been connected to him for about a year and then scheduling a call to catch up. Joe is a dynamic international keynote speaker, educator, & IT executive professional. He is known for having great expertise on professional development, leadership, & business intelligence. I booked him as a speaker because I knew he would bring a high level of energy into the interview. His topic was relevant and resonated with my audience. Based on my experiencing having Joe on my series, I would highly recommend him if you need a speaker."
(𝘽𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙖 𝙈𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙧, 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙃𝙤𝙨𝙩 / 𝘾𝙀𝙊, 𝙈𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙧 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜)

"Dr. Joe is full of passion and energy. Combined with his extensive knowledge and experience in the data world, makes him an incredible speaker. I appreciated having him as a guest on the Lights On Data Show and I encourage every data professional to follow him and learn from him. I also encourage any conference organizer or podcaster to book him as your next keynote and speaker. I can't say this enough, but Dr. Joe is a fantastic speaker that engages the audience while delivering content full of practical takeaways and insights."
(𝙂𝙚𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙚 𝙁𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣, 𝘽𝙄 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝙐𝘽𝘾 / 𝙁𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧, 𝙇𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙨𝙊𝙣𝘿𝙖𝙩𝙖 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜)

Current sessions

Avoiding Death by PowerPoint: The Four "Essential E's" of Dynamic Speaking

A recent UCLA study found that for the most effective communication, 36% of the message comes from your voice, 57% of the message comes from your nonverbal communication, and only the remaining 7% comes from your content. This suggests more time should be spent on preparing one's delivery than developing great content. To that point, have you ever endured a flat, lifeless presentation from a speaker that droned on & on without saying anything you'd ever remember? Watching paint dry is more interesting! The only thing worse? When you're the one who was behind the podium and is now reading a negative, scathing review from a dissatisfied attendee upon whom you bestowed "Death by PowerPoint."

Do you want to break the mold, capture the attention of your listeners, rise above the mundane, and leave them asking for more? Have you imagined yourself being known as a thought-leader? Are you aware that what you present could impact how well someone does their job, or ease some of their burden, or improve their outlook on life, or bring some new & improved insight? In this session, I intend to show you principles that could revolutionize your speaking style. See the three personalities you want to shy away from as you adopt the four "Essential E's" of dynamic speaking, thereby avoiding Death by PowerPoint.

Learning Objectives: The participant/attendee will…
⋆ Explore and define techniques for improving delivery of presentation
⋆ Determine the most efficient way to adapt, adopt, or be adept
⋆ Identify and examine four desired outcomes (the “Essential E’s”) for one’s audience
⋆ Discover three undesirable personalities and resolve not to emulate them

Driving Decisions with Data: Delight or Disaster?

Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying, “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” Whether Einstein actually said this or not, he certainly embodied the sentiment by recognizing the value of using data to drive decisions. In fact, recent Forbes and TechJury studies have estimated that more data was created in a single minute in 2020 than the data created during Einstein’s entire life. How can all that data be put to use? Should it be driving our decision-making? To that point, in a 2018 Forrester survey of more than a thousand US companies, 91% of them said that data-driven decision-making was important to their business, while only 57% said they actually used data to make decisions in their business.

How do we bridge this gap? What do KPIs have to do with ROI? How do you get from being in “data denial” to being data driven? Why should you even care? This session will answer those questions and much more. Come see the relevance of the four V’s of Big Data. Discover three types of cognitive biases and how they are the enemies of opportunity. Are qualitative and quantitative data opposed to each other, or can they be friends? With regards to best practices for driving business decisions with data, find out how you should LOOK, LINK, LISTEN, LEVERAGE, and LEARN -- and how to make it all a delight rather than a disaster.

Learning Objectives: The participant/attendee will...
* Recognize how to leverage both qualitative data and quantitative data in driving business decision-making
* Identify the three types of cognitive biases in big data and how they’re the enemy of opportunity
* Define the five best practices for driving business decisions with data along with the key words for each one (look, link, listen, leverage, and learn)

Cultivating a Climate for Paradigm Shift: Facilitating Innovation in a Post-COVID19 World

Renaissance philosopher and writer Machiavelli has been quoted as saying, “I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.” The importance of respecting personal space and practicing impeccable hygiene aren’t the only lessons learned from COVID-19. If anything, we’ve seen the incalculable value of innovative thinking, because a global pandemic certainly provides enormous motivation to leave the status quo behind. That said, how do you overthrow the status quo without sacrificing quality and security in the process? Learn the three key words needed (Recognize, Resolve, and Respond) to strike this delicate balance in this challenge for you to shift your paradigm, facilitate innovation, and be a catalyst for change rather than an antagonist.

Has COVID-19 made you see the need to adopt a more agile way of thinking? Where is your development strategy now? Where do you want it to be as the industry recovers from this worldwide crisis? Do you intend to get it there by using the same methods that haven't worked? It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results. Is that how you want your legacy to be remembered? Do you project an image of being part of the problem or part of the solution? Find out how to be a catalyst for change (facilitating innovation) and NOT an antagonist (frustrating innovation). Discover three types of flexibility in leadership and work/life balance needed to make that happen in the aftermath of COVID-19.

𝙇𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙊𝙗𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨: The participant will...
⋆ Effectively RECOGNIZE characteristics and effects of change
⋆ Efficiently RESOLVE to take ownership of change (using 3 types of flexibility)
⋆ Enthusiastically demonstrate appropriate RESPONSES to embracing change

From Concept to Reality: A Practical Application of Actionable Data

Anyone can make a pretty bar graph, but can you make sound decisions based on that graph? Is it actionable, or is it only a concept? How do you turn flashy concepts into actionable visualizations? Can you see the end result of those concepts; will they ever become reality? Do you have the vision and drive to figure out how to get from today to tomorrow before it becomes yesterday?

American mathematician John Tukey once said, "The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see." What value do you see in your data? And what ideas do you have when you see it? Learn how you can capitalize on your ideas and turn them into reality by blending internal with external, leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term AND the long term. See the five "Stages of the Spectrum" in action while discovering the difference between impact and influence, and how that difference plays into making data actionable.

𝙇𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙊𝙗𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨: The participant/attendee will…
⋆ understand and recognize the five stages of the visualization spectrum in data storytelling
⋆ learn how to leverage these stages into a cohesive data visualization strategy
⋆ discover the difference between impact/influence and how that plays into making data actionable
⋆ ascertain how the four-step iterative implementation cycle works: Deploy, Discover, Discern, Develop

The Madness Behind the Method (Teaching, Coaching, or Mentoring?)

Take a closer look at the relational mindset in your company by asking yourself, "How can I improve my approach to educating and retaining my staff?" That's a good question. Have you considered whether you should be pulling them or pushing them? Are you depending more on adhesion or cohesion? Is your focus on attention (teaching), adjustment (coaching), or accomplishment (mentoring)? Find out how each of those three approaches can help you get to where you want to be from where you are right now. Discover the relevance of the six nodes of the "Mad Structural Matrix" (emphasis, focus, goal, approach, summary, and relationship) when it comes to rethinking and enhancing your professional development strategy. Learn how to tell whether you have a method behind the madness, or if it's more of a madness behind the method!

𝙇𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙊𝙗𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨: The participant will...
⋆ Determine how to improve one's approach to the education and retention of staff by understanding the differences among teaching, coaching, and mentoring.
⋆ Define the five components comprising the “Structural Matrix” of these three approaches (Emphasis, Focus, Goal, Approach, and Relationship) and how to leverage them for maximum effectiveness.
⋆ Differentiate between adhesion and cohesion when attempting to enhance knowledge sharing and closing skill gaps.

Strengthening the Reach of your Business Intelligence Landscape

Do you simply talk about your Business Intelligence strategy or do you act upon it? Have you turned a one-time hit into a real initiative? Are you so focused on the front end of your applications that you've lost sight of the foundation needed in the back-end infrastructure? How does your "spectrum" measure up as a whole; how far does it reach? Where does your focus lie; on breadth or on depth? Should it be on both? Is the sky really the limit?

Past and future events

DDC .NET Developer Conference

29 Nov - 3 Dec 2021

DevOpStars 2021 Global Summit

KEYNOTE: The Art and Science of Data Visualizations
22 Nov - 24 Nov 2021
Kyiv, Kyiv City, Ukraine

Frontier RTP Lunch & Learn Summit

KEYNOTE: Leveraging Brains and Beauty for Effective Data Storytelling
2 Nov 2021
Durham, North Carolina, United States

Expanding Education and EdTech Symposium

KEYNOTE: Strategic Educational Innovation in Practice
30 Sep 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Scenic City Summit

The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data
24 Sep - 25 Sep 2021
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

Digital Transformation Connect Virtual

Facilitating Innovation in a Post-COVID19 World
21 Sep - 22 Sep 2021
Chicago, Illinois, United States

HCCA Compliance Institute

From Concept to Reality in Data Storytelling
20 Sep - 22 Sep 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

ACMP Texas Conference

Facilitating Innovation in a Post-COVID19 World
16 Sep - 17 Sep 2021
San Antonio, Texas, United States

AFCEA TechNet Symposium

Actionable Data for Military
15 Sep - 17 Sep 2021
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

IASA Midwest Conference

KEYNOTE: The Brains & Beauty of Data Storytelling
9 Sep - 10 Sep 2021
Omaha, Nebraska, United States

IASA National Xchange

SPECIAL: Facilitating Innovation in a Post-COVID19 World
29 Aug - 1 Sep 2021
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Code PaLOUsa 2021

Facilitating Innovation Strategically
18 Aug - 20 Aug 2021
Louisville, Kentucky, United States

ISACA Muscat Regional Symposium

Actionable Brains and Beauty of Data Storytelling
16 Aug 2021
Muscat, Oman

Product Management Today Web Conference

KEYNOTE: Leveraging Brains and Beauty for Effective Data Storytelling
29 Jul 2021
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

IIBA Bluegrass Symposium

The Beauty & Brains of Effective Data Storytelling
23 Jul 2021
Lexington, Kentucky, United States

19th International New Directions in the Humanities Conference

Cultivating a Climate for Paradigm Shift: Facilitating Innovation in a Post-COVID19 World
30 Jun - 2 Jul 2021
Madrid, Spain

Developer Week '21

27 Jun - 1 Jul 2021
Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany

BluVector Cyber Symposium

KEYNOTE: The Beauty & Brains of Actionable Data (PRIVATE EVENT)
15 Jun 2021
Arlington, Virginia, United States

Small Business Expo Nashville

The Madness Behind the Method: Teaching, Coaching, or Mentoring? (ONLINE)
26 May - 27 May 2021
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Predictive Analytics World Healthcare

(VIRTUAL) The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: From Concept to Reality
24 May - 28 May 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Healthcare Innovation Forum

KEYNOTE: Cultivating a Climate for Paradigm Shift and Innovation (ONLINE)
19 May 2021
New York City, New York, United States

SAS Virtual Global Forum 2021

The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data
18 May - 20 May 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

International Conference on Information Management and Industrial Engineering

The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: From Concept to Reality
13 May - 15 May 2021
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

DevOps Pro Europe

KEYNOTE: Facilitating Innovation in a Post COVID-19 World
11 May - 13 May 2021
Vilnius, Lithuania

Data Summit Connect

OPENING KEYNOTE: The Beauty & Brains of Actionable Data
11 May - 12 May 2021
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Enterprise Virtual Data World 2021

KEYNOTE: Facilitating Innovation in a Post-COVID19 World
18 Apr - 23 Apr 2021
San Diego, California, United States

Big Data / Actionable Insights Forum

ONLINE: Data-Driven Decision Making: From Concept to Reality with Beauty & Brains
14 Apr 2021
New York City, New York, United States

DataScience GO Virtual 2021

KEYNOTE: The Beauty & Brains of Data Storytelling
10 Apr - 11 Apr 2021
Los Angeles, California, United States

UNC MBA Healthcare Analytics Forum 2021

KEYNOTE: Practical and Actionable Data Storytelling for MBA's
7 Apr 2021
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Master Data Marathon II

ONLINE - Driving Decisions with Data: Delight or Disaster?
24 Mar - 25 Mar 2021
Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

NC HIMSS Springing into Informatics Symposium

KEYNOTE: The "STEP"s of Informatics (ONLINE)
24 Mar 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

IASA Exchange Lite 2021

ONLINE - From Conceptualization to Visualization
22 Mar - 23 Mar 2021
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

TEXAAN Virtual Conference 2021

ONLINE - The Madness Behind the Method: Teaching, Coaching, or Mentoring?
24 Feb - 26 Feb 2021
South Padre Island, Texas, United States

Virtual Scottish Summit 2021

22 Feb - 27 Feb 2021

AFCEA Virtual Lunch Symposium

KEYNOTE: The Beauty and Brains of Big Data Storytelling
17 Feb 2021
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States


ONLINE - Facilitating Innovation with a Paradigm Shift
15 Feb - 19 Feb 2021
New York City, New York, United States

DataCATED Confernce

ONLINE - Ten Minutes on Concept to Reality!
9 Feb - 11 Feb 2021
Seattle, Washington, United States

DevFest Siberia 2020

From Concept to Reality with Actionable Data
5 Dec - 6 Dec 2020
Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia

HIMSS NC Annual Conference

Data Storytelling in the Healthcare Industry
17 Nov - 18 Nov 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

KM World Connect Virtual

Do you Facilitate Innovation or Frustrate It?
16 Nov - 19 Nov 2020
Washington, D.C., United States

HoneyCon 2020

The Beauty and Brains of Data Visualization
5 Nov - 8 Nov 2020
Guadalajara, Castille-La Mancha, Spain

Retail CIO Summit

Closing Keynote: The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data in the Retail Industry
2 Nov - 4 Nov 2020
London, England, United Kingdom

IIBA Business Analysis Professional Week

Strategizing with Data from Concept to Reality
26 Oct - 30 Oct 2020
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Enterprise Data World

Online: How Data Visualization Makes Data Actionable
20 Oct - 22 Oct 2020
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Building Business Capability (BBC 2020)

From Concept to Reality with Actionable Data
19 Oct - 23 Oct 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

HCCA Hawaii Regional Healthcare Compliance Conference

Cultivating a Climate for Paradigm Shift
8 Oct - 9 Oct 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

NCHICA Annual Conference

Online: Practical Applications of Actionable Data
16 Sep - 17 Sep 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

2020 Tri-State SHRM Conference

The Madness Behind the Method (Teaching, Coaching, or Mentoring?)
10 Aug - 11 Aug 2020
Hartford, Connecticut, United States

8.8 Computer Security Conference

Opening Keynote: Facilitating Innovation in a Post-COVID19 World
29 Jul 2020
Concepción, Biobío, Chile

18th International New Directions in the Humanities Conference

Cultivating a Climate for Paradigm Shift: Catalyst or Antagonist?
1 Jul - 3 Jul 2020
Venice, Veneto, Italy

QUT Business Analytics Virtual Symposium

KEYNOTE: From Concept to Reality for Business Analytics
25 Jun 2020
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Continuing Education Training Institute

Strategize with Data from Concept to Implementation
7 Jun - 9 Jun 2020
Savannah, Georgia, United States

IEEE Digital Libraries Webinar

KEYNOTE: Practical Application for Actionable Data: From Concept to Reality
2 Jun 2020
Durham, North Carolina, United States

Applied Analytics Webinar (New Zealand / Online)

KEYNOTE: Visualizing and Reporting Data: From Concept to Reality
12 May 2020
Wellington, New Zealand

HCCA Compliance Institute Webinar

KEYNOTE: A Practical Application of Actionable Data
16 Apr 2020
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

UNC MBA Healthcare Analytics Forum

KEYNOTE: Practical and Actionable Analytics for MBA's
8 Apr 2020
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

SAS Global Forum 2020

Making Data Actionable: From Concept to Reality
29 Mar - 1 Apr 2020
Washington, D.C., United States

BI+Analytics Conference

From Concept to Reality with Actionable Data
9 Mar - 11 Mar 2020
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Convey UX 2020

From Concept to Reality with Actionable Data
3 Mar - 5 Mar 2020
Seattle, Washington, United States

Concentric 2020

24 Jan 2020

Applied Data Visualization Healthcare Conference

A Visualization is Worth a Thousand Words - Data Storytelling in the Healthcare Industry (Opening Keynote)
22 Jan - 24 Jan 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

FAME Conference (FL Association of Media Educators)

Making Data Actionable: From Concept to Reality
6 Nov - 8 Nov 2019
Orlando, Florida, United States

Cloud Data Summit 2019

Immerse yourself with the platforms which make modern Data Science and Machine Learning possible. Join your peers to see how their data platforms knocked down the old barriers and transformed how they work.
16 Oct - 17 Oct 2019

Association of Information Technology Professionals

Practical Application of Actionable Data (Keynote)
10 Oct 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Global Innovation Summit

Embracing Change and Facilitating Innovation
4 Oct 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

MDM Data Governance Summit

Making Data Actionable: From Concept to Visualization
10 Jul - 12 Jul 2019
Chicago, Illinois, United States

CDO Executive Summit

Cultivating a Climate for Paradigm Shift: Catalyst or Antagonist?
23 May - 24 May 2019
Washington, D.C., United States

Premier CIO Forum

Cultivating a Climate for Paradigm Shift: Catalyst or Antagonist?
5 Dec - 6 Dec 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

2016 AIR Forum

Best Practices for Institutional Data Responses to NSF Surveys
31 May - 2 Jun 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States