CTO, Big Data Practice
EMC Global Services
Bill Schmarzo, author of Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business and Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science, is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the big data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He’s written several white papers, is an avid blogger, and is a frequent speaker on the use of big data and data science to power organizations’ key business initiatives. He is a University of San Francisco School of Management (SOM) Executive Fellow, where he teaches the Big Data MBA course, and was ranked as #15 Big Data Influencer by Onalytica.
Bill has over three decades of experience in data warehousing, BI, and analytics. Bill authored EMC’s Vision Workshop methodology that links an organization’s strategic business initiatives with their supporting data and analytic requirements, and coauthored with Ralph Kimball a series of articles on analytic applications. Bill has served on TDWI’s faculty as the head of the analytic applications curriculum.
Previously, Bill was the vice president of analytics at Yahoo where he was responsible for the development of Yahoo’s advertiser and website analytics products, including the delivery of “actionable insights” through a holistic user experience. Before that, Bill oversaw the Analytic Applications business unit at Business Objects, including the development, marketing, and sales of their industry-defining analytic applications.
Bill holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Iowa and a bachelor of science degree in mathematics, computer science and business administration from Coe College.
Recent blogs can be found at: http://infocus.emc.com/author/william_schmarzo/
You can also follow Bill on twitter @schmarzo and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/schmarzo