The Analytics Hall of FameTM – a global network of analytics, insights, data, digital, and research professionals – celebrated as three of their colleagues were recognized as Industry Leaders.
Tony Branda, Ph.D., the network founder, said “We are now entering a ‘golden age’ of analytics. In this new age, it is time for practitioners and academics of analytics to have their own Hall of Fame (Analytics Hall of Fame) providing a well-deserved center stage to recognize unsung heroes and increase professional visibility.”
Industry Leaders that were recognized include:
Gary Cao: Industry Leader
Mr. Ge “Gary” Cao is an executive leader in decision analytics strategies and implementation. He has founded or built decision science teams across multiple industries: energy and automotive product distribution, retail and ecommerce, healthcare, financial services, and consumer marketing and risk analytics solutions. Gary is Vice President of Insight and Analytics at U.S. Venture Inc. In the previous 20 years, he was an executive leader and internal analytics start-up founder at Express, Cardinal Health, Equifax, Anthem, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America. Gary was an advisory board member of Data and Marketing Association’s Analytics Council (2006-2012), a contributor to “The Future of Direct Marketing” (2009), and Associate Editor of DMA Analytics Journal (2012). He was a speaker and judge on Data Fests and seminars at Tulane University, Ohio State University, Miami University, Lawrence University, and Peking University. In addition to a master’s degree in Technology Management from University of Pennsylvania, Gary holds an MBA from Tulane University, an MA in Economics from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and a bachelor’s degree in International Economics from Peking University.
Carl Doty: Industry Leader
Carl leads Forrester’s global research in emerging technologies. He helps Forrester clients assess disruptive technologies and evaluate new ventures that drive business innovation. Prior to this role, Carl founded Forrester’s customer insights practice and led a global research organization that helped B2C and B2B marketers select and implement marketing technologies and services. Earlier in his tenure, Carl managed Forrester’s consumer product strategy practice, where he led a research agenda on product innovation that spawned Forrester’s book, Digital Disruption. He began his Forrester career in 2006 as an analyst covering digital channels, healthcare technology, and consumer-directed health plans. Previous work experience prior to joining Forrester, Carl spent a decade in IT, implementing digital portals and applications for a large regional health insurer to improve customer and partner experiences. He also worked in two early-stage startups, and served as vice president of consulting at a global marketing services provider. Carl attended Tulane University as an NROTC Midshipman and holds a B.S. in civil engineering management from the University of Vermont.
Jack Levis: Industry Leader
A logistics innovator, Jack Levis led the development of ORION, an optimized routing system that’s systematically transformed how UPS drivers do their jobs. As the senior director of process management at UPS, Levis considers how a massive company can use radical technologies to improve operations on a grand scale. By developing a routing system that determines the most efficient delivery route for every driver, Levis and his team took more than 100 million miles off the road every year. Jack received his BA in Psychology from California State University.
The Analytics Hall of Fame serves as a valuable digital destination for all things analytic:
Practitioner recognition of outstanding performance by those in analytics – both professionals and academics – across specific categories, geographies, and business type. A distinguished panel of recognized analytic experts will judge candidate submissions, with awards announced quarterly as well as an annual live ceremony to recognize the best of the best.
Peer recognition awards provide valuable validation by analytic colleagues. It serves to help members advance their careers through the credentialing that an Analytics Hall of Fame award confers.
Company recognition for those organizations seen as best places to work for analytics and digital professionals. Analytics Hall of Fame Company sponsorships signal to the community the high value and commitment made by senior executives to the use of data science, digital analytics, machine learning, and AI in the management of their companies.
The networking portal is designed as a hub and information exchange forum for analytics professionals to discuss topics of interest, share best-demonstrated practices, solicit help, and foster professional relationships.
The Analytics Health Check provides AI validation and analytics monitoring designed to help C-suite and board members achieve payback from analytics while ensuring privacy and ethical standards.
Our recruiting portal is a source of outstanding talent. Our founder and judges alone have a combined network of 20k+professionals.
Membership is open to all professionals who work in the following disciplines:
Analytics (Insights, AI, Data Science)
Business Intelligence and Big Data
CRM (Mar-tech, Sales, and Marketing Automation)
Digital Marketing and Analytics (Social Intelligence)
Research (Marketing, Market, and Competitive Intelligence)
Awards are offered in these five categories, as well as Global, Country, and Industry leadership. A panel of expert Judges evaluates submissions from both the professional and academic communities. Judges for the 2019 – 2020 term include:
Dr. Tony Branda, Founder – Analytics Hall of Fame; former CAO at Citi and RBS and Professor Digital Marketing and Analytics at Pace University Lubin Graduate School of Business
Dawn Donnelly, Awards Judge; a Senior leader in Analytics at Walmart
Dr. Kevin Kramer, Awards Judge; former C-Level leader of Analytics Aetna, Bank of America
George Ling, Awards Judge; consultant to top banks in analytics and marketing
Jim Sterne, Awards Judge; best-selling author of digital marketing books
Mark Weber, Awards Judge; former head of market research at Bank of America
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I’m the Chief Data and Analytics Officer for Ahli United Bank. Previously, I was CDAO for ASB Bank Limited — a wholly-owned subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, CAO for Citibank North America, and CDO for Embrace Home Loans. I was also a Clinical Professor of Marketing and Customer Intelligence at Pace University’s Lubin Graduate School of Business for nine years. I’m published in the Journal of Marketing Analytics and CIO/MIT Sloan Magazine. My business expertise includes Artificial Intelligence (AI), business analytics, data science and engineering, CRM, marketing analytics, and customer intelligence as a business strategy. I hold an M.B.A and a Ph.D. in Marketing from Pace University. I’m the founder of the Analytics Hall of Fame, a rewards and online recognition community.
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