Deloitte Analytics Americas leader, Canada
As the Deloitte Canada and Americas analytics leader, I am rewarded by the excitement and growth in our people as they experience, learn and deliver the ‘art of the possible,’ using analytics to help clients improve their businesses.
With great enthusiasm, I moved to Canada after years as DTTL Analytics Consulting leader and Deloitte U.S. and Americas analytics leader. We are building and growing the analytics practice in Canada and igniting tremendous energy within the Americas.
This is the sixth opportunity in my career to develop and grow a leading analytics practice. The best part is helping clients design, develop and implement strategies, technology and processes to use data to deliver real business value. My focus has been on data-intensive industries, such as Financial Services, Retail and Healthcare.
One endeavor that produced the highest impact on changing the way Deloitte U.S. and Americas’ clients understand analytics was building the Highly Immersive Visual Environment (HIVE). It gives clients a ‘hands-on’ analytics-intensive experience and opens their eyes to how the power of analytics can play a role in their own business.
My commitment to the incredible possibilities within analytics is unquestionable. I remain an active participant in the global analytics leadership team, and part of my role now is to tell others about the potential that Deloitte sees in analytics, and to develop Deloitte brand eminence. As a result, I write articles, opinion pieces, and prepare for speaking engagements on a range of analytics-related topics. I have published hundreds of stories and really enjoy the opportunity that this offers me to connect with people.
I am impressed with the talent and the tremendous energy I find within the member firms. Our analytics practitioners have so much to offer, and I am always willing to learn more and share what I know with others. Deloitte Analytics is a leader in the analytics market, and yet there are always challenges – like finding people with the right skills to meet the high level of customer demand.
My only surprise in joining Deloitte Canada at this stage in my career is: I never expected to be having so much opportunity and fun!