Chief Analytics Officer, Teradata
Bill Franks is the Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata, where he provides insight on trends in the analytics and big data space and helps clients understand how Teradata and its analytic partners can support their efforts. His focus is to translate complex analytics into terms that business users can understand and work with organizations to implement their analytics effectively. His work has spanned many industries for companies ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small non-profits. Franks also helps determine Teradata's strategies in the areas of analytics and big data. Franks is the author of Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave, which made Tom Peter's list of 2014 "Must Read" books and also the Top 10 Most Influential Translated Technology Books list from CSDN in China. His second book, The Analytics Revolution is forthcoming from Wiley.
Franks is a faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics, founded by leading analytics expert Tom Davenport, and an active speaker who has presented at dozens of events in recent years. His blog, Analytics Matters, addresses the transformation required to make analytics a core component of business decisions. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Applied Statistics from Virginia Tech and a Master's degree in Applied Statistics from North Carolina State University. More information is available here: http://www.bill-franks.com