Our Advisory Board

Smart Data Collective is much more than an online magazine. Our vision is to facilitate conversation and debate between all of you – the entrepreneurs, analysts, researchers, executives, and academics that animate our community – and to provide a forum for your ideas.

Smart Data Collective is much more than an online magazine. Our vision is to facilitate conversation and debate between all of you – the entrepreneurs, analysts, researchers, executives, and academics that animate our community – and to provide a forum for your ideas.

To ensure that we continue to live up to the highest standards, we’ve asked four of our most respected member-bloggers to serve as an advisory board for the site. They were selected for the outstanding quality of their work, their expertise across the spectrum of disciplines that make up our community, and most of all for their commitment to the ideals that drive us: inclusiveness, balance, community and civility.

Watch for original, exclusive posts from our advisory board members. They’ll enliven our podcast series, appear in our webinars, and cover events for us as the opportunities arise. And we look to them to be advocates for the community-at-large as well, keeping us focused on our mission as we expand, and making sure we don’t forget…

Smart Data Collective is your community.

Please join us in welcoming the members of our Advisory Blogger Board. Drop them a note of greeting, and visit their sites.

Stephen Baker (@stevebaker)
www.thenumerati.net/
Stephen Baker, author of The Numerati, is a journalist based in the the New York area. For more than 20 years, he was a writer at BusinessWeek magazine, in Mexico, Pittsburgh, Paris before returning to cover technology from New York. While at BusinessWeek, Baker wrote cover stories on blogs, the data analysis of social networks, and Google’s cloud computing. His 2006 article, Math Will Rock Your World, introduced general interest readers to the data economy and led to The Numerati. Before BusinessWeek, Baker was a reporter for the El Paso Herald-Post. Prior to that, he was chief economic reporter for The Daily Journal in Caracas, Venezuela. Baker holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He blogs at TheNumerati.net. Connect with Stephen here.

Gary Cokins, CPIM
blogs.sas.com/cokins
Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and enterprise performance management systems. He works with performance management solutions for SAS, a global leader in business analytics software. Gary began his career in industry with a Fortune 100 company in CFO and operations roles. He then worked 15 years in consulting with Deloitte, KPMG, and EDS. Gary is a graduate of Cornell (industrial engineering) and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (MBA). The most recent of Gary’s six books is Performance Management – Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics. Connect with Gary here.

Jill Dyché, CPIM (@jilldyche)
www.jilldyche.com
Jill Dyché is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and business consultant. She is partner and co-founder of Baseline Consulting, a professional services firm specializing in enterprise information design and deployment. Jill is responsible for key client work and industry analysis in the areas of data governance, business intelligence, and master data management. Jill has authored three books, and her work has been featured in major publications, including Computerworld, the Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek.com. Connect with Jill here.

Themos Kalafatis
lifeanalytics.blogspot.com
Themos Kalafatis has a BS in Computer Studies and a MS in Knowledge Extraction from the University of East Anglia, UK. Since 2000 he was worked as a consultant for Data Mining, Text Mining, Information Extraction and Data Quality. Areas where he successfully applied Predictive Analytics include Real Estate, Banking, Marketing and Social Media. He writes about practical applications on Data Mining, Text Mining and Information Extraction in his blog, LifeAnalytics.. Connect with Themos here.

James Taylor
jtonedm.com/
James Taylor is CEO and Principal Consultant at Decision Management Solutions and one of the leading experts in decision management and decisioning technologies. James is passionate about using technology to improve decision making and develop smarter systems. He is an active consultant, speaker, blogger and author. He is the lead authorof “Smart (Enough) Systems” (Prentice Hall, 2007), which he wrote with Neil Raden, and has contributed chapters to books on business rules and business intelligence. James was previously a VP at FICO and has over 20 years developing software and solutions for clients. Connect with James here.