Join ThoughtSpot, SME Solutions Group, and the Southeast ThoughtSpot community as we host our first virtual ThoughtSpot User Group meeting on Thursday, June 4th from 2:00-4:00 PM. This meeting will be hosted on Microsoft Teams as a virtual event.
In this event, we’ll hear from
To wrap the event, we will have a AUA (Ask Us Anything) for the ThoughtSpot and SME team. We will also take any suggestions for future users group topics.
The conversation is off the record so there won’t be a sharable recording but we will craft a wrap-up of the meeting notes to share following.
SME Solutions Group
Director, Customer Success - East
Customer Success Manager
SME Solutions Group
VP, Strategy & Operations
SME Solutions Group
Christopher Moyer is the founder and President & CEO of SME Solutions Group. Chris graduated from Williamson College of the Trades, Neumann University, and the Wharton School of Business. Mr. Moyer, oversees all aspects of SME, including maintaining personal relationships with clients, while being responsible for advancing SME’s position as a client focused consulting firm.
Prior to starting SME, Chris was a proven leader and manager in the power generation & energy industry. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Moyer has supported some of the top investor owned utility and energy companies in the industry in roles ranging from field and control room operations, maintenance, project management, quality and business, to establish himself as a respected and esteemed cohort.
Mr. Katzman serves as the Vice President of Strategy & Operations for SME Solutions Group and specializes in process excellence and business architecture.
Mr. Katzman has over 25 years of experience in various industries including Manufacturing, Financial Services and Utilities, and specializes in Process Excellence and Data Analytics. He is a certified Six Sigma Quality Blackbelt, and was selected as a Qlik Luminary in 2014 for innovation with interactive dashboards in the Utility industry. Currently, Ron is focused on spreading the importance of Data and Business Intelligence (BI) Governance and the fundamentals of building a successful BI roadmap for numerous audiences including Utility Analytics Institute, CIO Forums, and those interested in Smart Cities.
Ronald holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from the University of Utah.
Business Intelligence (BI) architect providing application infrastructure support, consulting related to development best practices, and providing lead development expertise to strategic applications. Working with technical users, business analysts, and business owners to understand requirements and identify solutions. Experienced with the design, development, maintenance, and administration of Data Integration projects.
As Head of Community here at ThoughtSpot, I focus on enabling, empowering and showcasing our customers, users, and partners. I'm responsible for all aspects of our ThoughtSpot community including moderating our online community, launching our ThoughtSpot User Group program with local users, and partnering with our global customer advocates.
In my free time, I love national parks, traveling, and whipping up some delicious vegan meals with my husband.
I am passionate about helping my clients take control of their data. I do not use a single tool to get the job done. I bring the entire toolbox and the smartest co-workers in the industry. Together, we work with each client to find the right solution to their unique needs.
Because while all organizations need help with creating data literate cultures, moving towards predictive analytics, and establishing solid data governance practices, often times the job starts by simply listening. Thinking. Collaborating.
And when the time is right, we work together as a team to fix siloed data, multiple disparate sources, outdated systems that cannot scale, and a host of other problems that are holding good companies back from being exceptional and light years beyond their competition.
Simply put: I make data our client's most valuable resource and biggest influence on ROI. This is what gets me fired up in the morning.
This is an exciting time to work with big data. With the recent advancements in AI and machine learning, organizations can not only explore insights into their past data, but also predict future goals.
Even better, we are proving over and over that this does not take years to accomplish and a team of dedicated data scientists. We have deployed full scale solutions in weeks and created a culture of citizen data scientists who rely on relational search analytics to constantly ask questions and get instant answers. This also happens to be a great way to combat confirmation bias and make sure organizations are inclusive.
Working with my clients to establish data stewards and improve data quality is also rewarding because I often get to meet amazing people who genuinely want to see their organization succeed. They are the champions who understand the importance of data literacy and data governance.
Just like an effective nutrition plan, they often work best when they are personalized. There is no one size fits all diet and there is no one-sized fits all data solution. However, what we have found is most companies start out needing the same basic foundations from clean data to solid data governance and a strong data literate culture, to a database that is fast and can scale. Then we dig in, listen first, understand the culture fully, establish obtainable quick wins, and then we devise a data plan that is personalized and more efficient than any other solution.
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