Chad Brekke

Visualization Team Leader & Agilist

Caterpillar, Inc.

Chad made his path into Analytics through a cross-section of arts and technology, driven by collaboration, abstracting technology for immersive user experiences. He currently spearheads the Agile methodology, adoption and process rigor for Information Analytics as well as offers extensive hands-on expertise functioning as the Business Intelligence and Data Visualization Team Lead. Chad models, promotes and communicates best practices. while evangelizing user experience on behalf of Caterpillar team members, dealers, and customers.

Chad is a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster and Product Owner, acting as a change agent across Caterpillar. Chad architects the implementation of Microsoft VSTS software to elevate all aspects of portfolio and project management, driving status driven leadership decisions, while promoting collaboration, ideation and design thinking. His earliest impact at Caterpillar includes an award-winning project through which he championed an immersive, responsive and truly custom implementation of dashboards while the team leveraged Tableau as its visualization platform.

Chad has 8 years of experience in project management, software development, user interface design and data visualization with Caterpillar. He graduated from Illinois State University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts & Technology and is based in Peoria, Illinois.


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