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Robert
robert@datasamurai.com
512-484-5182
900 Stanford Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Chief Analytics Officer, Business Intelligence
24 years experience W2
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Summary

Data & analytics professional with 20 years of experience leading business intelligence implementations at Fortune 500 companies, state government, and small & medium-sized businesses. Adept at engaging executive leadership, management, and technical or business resources to bridge the gap between IT and all aspects of a business. Proven ability to innovate, show a return on investment, present to leadership, and create high-performing teams that deliver sustainable and scalable solutions leveraging data and analytics.

SKILLS

  • Business Excellence / Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics: Tableau, Alteryx, Paxata, Knime, Microstrategy, Data Robot, Other
  • Project Management Methodologies: Agile and Waterfall
  • Data Modeling & Mining, Architecture, Analytics, and Data Visualization
  • Other Software Expertise: ServiceNow, Hyperion, Peoplesoft, JIRA, Workday

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Attended 7 Tableau Conferences in the past 10 years and presented at 1 conference
  • Louisiana Scale-Up Program for emerging start-ups (2020)
  • Blue Cross Association Award for Fraud Identification using Business Intelligence (2017)
  • Accepted to Ben Franklin Tech Ventures, nationally recognized business incubator (2015)
  • Keystone Innovation Zone Technology Grant to build a Community Insights solution for Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation (2015)
  • Founded Data Samurai, business intelligence and data solutions company (2014)
  • Presented at the Association of Finance Professionals Conference on the topic, “Leveraging the Power of Data Visualization in Finance” (Oct 2014)
  • Co-authored leading practice brief with the International Institute of Analytics (Apr 2013)
  • Presented at Boeing’s IT Management Summit on “Agile Business Intelligence Enablement” (Feb 2013) – Contributed to a $10M hardware & professional services engagement
  • Tableau Conference on “Building a Community of Business Intelligence Practitioners” (Nov 2012)
  • Featured in Microsoft Prime, focused on analytical enablement for the enterprise (Spring 2012)
  • Founder of Austin Tableau User Group (2011)

Experience
Founder & Chief Analytics Officer
Information Technology
May 2014 - present
Baton Rouge, LA
  • Provider of strategic consulting for analytic & digital transformation to drive automation, innovation and new business models leveraging next generation technology for organizations spanning industries.
  • Established channel & integration partnerships with technology and data providers targeting market leaders spanning the entire data life cycle.
  • Designed and implemented cloud-based data lake environments & analytical insights platform focused on high-value public and private data assets to support businesses across the state as a DBA called LouisiAnalytics.
Analytics Data Lakes Business Intelligence Delivery Management Data Analysis Project Management
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Section Chief, Management Enterprise Systems
Healthcare
Dec 2019 - May 2020
Baton Rouge, LA
  • Managed a team of 40 professionals & 2 vendors supporting the Management Information Systems. This included teams dedicated to:
    • Data warehouse modernization initiative (cloud-based big data & analytics project)
    • Claims processing analytics team (1.8M enrollees and $12B in Medicaid claims per year)
    • Provider and Enrollment Services for 5 Managed Care Organizations including Aetna and United Healthcare
  • Responsible for vendor and contract management totaling $75M in annual spending.
Big Data Contract Management Data Warehousing Project Management Business Intelligence Data Analysis Delivery Management
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Manager, Enterprise Business Intelligence
Insurance
Aug 2015 - Dec 2019
Baton Rouge, LA

Manager, Enterprise Business Intelligence

  • Led a team of developers in the design and implementation of Tableau and Alteryx as part of the corporate Data Excellence Program. This included key proof of concepts and production implementation of analysis for Fraud, Marketing, Finance, IT, Benefits Administration, Healthcare Informatics, and Human Resources which contributed to $3.5M in hard savings in the first year and 150% attainment of the corporate annual incentive plan.
  • Key stakeholder and contributor in the design of the corporate data warehouse. This included working with business leaders, data architects, modelers, analysts, and data scientists to determine the needs of the organization.

Manager, Health Informatics

  • Managed a team of data scientists using Tableau & Alteryx focused on using analytical methods to help the organization decrease costs associated with member care, identify best of breed practices & providers as well as evaluating the effectiveness of initiatives driven by the Care Management team.
  • Designed and managed the development of a population segmentation model that incorporates key internal data sources and various external sources to isolate the social determinants of health for BCBSLA membership.
  • Designed and managed the development of a rapid program evaluation framework that leverages advanced analytics to measure the effectiveness of care management initiatives with high degrees of statistical accuracy.

Manager, IT Vendor Contracts & Data Analytics

  • Managed a team of data analysts, vendor management consultants using Tableau & Alteryx and served as the relationship manager for strategic partnerships (Tech Mahindra & NTT Data).
  • Responsible for the coordination and centralization of IT metrics, key performance indicators, benchmarking for executive-level reporting and analysis to support the CIO, senior management & Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for IT procurement and contract management accounting for $10M in annual spending.
  • Served as the product owner for ServiceNow Resource, Time, and Performance Analytics modules enterprise-wide.
Business Intelligence Data Architecture Data Science Data Warehousing Microsoft Excel Stakeholder Engagement Tableau Contract Management Data Analysis Product Owner Project Management ServiceNow Vendor Management Procurement C-Level Management Analytics Delivery Management
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Principal Data Strategist & Visualization Lead
Information Technology
Aug 2013 - Mar 2016
Bentonville, AR
  • Led Tableau business intelligence team focused on the Walmart Customer Knowledge Platform, a big data project involving $30M in annual spending and over 4 petabytes of sales, marketing, and supply chain data.
  • Implemented advanced analytics and data visualizations to measure progress toward achievement of key financial and non-financial goals for executive leadership delivered in an interactive command center called "The Data Café".
  • Provided requirements, recommendations, and feedback on the development of the data warehouse (Teradata), data lake (Hadoop) & data fabric (various hardware and software providers).
Big Data Business Intelligence Data Visualization Data Warehousing Hadoop Tableau Teradata Data Lakes Analytics
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Data Strategist, Finance & Business Intelligence
Information Technology
Jul 1997 - Aug 2013
Round Rock, TX

Data Strategist, Finance & Business Intelligence

  • Direct decision support for CFO and VP of HR for $9B organization with 40K employees.
  • Corporate BI lead for data visualization, self-service business intelligence which involved working with IT and the business the deployment of Tableau and Alteryx software. This crossed all functional areas of the company.
  • Led a team of 3 developers and managed the deployment of executive dashboards and ad-hoc analysis.

Merger & Acquisition Integration Sr. Consultant

  • Lead integration consultant on Dell’s $3B acquisition of Perot Systems, including financial structure, system integration, process transformation, forecast cycle design, and project accounting implementation.

Financial Sr. Consultant, Global Services

  • Consolidated, analyzed, and presented financials for Dell’s $9B Global Services division.
  • Received MVP award for the creation of Economic Uplift Analysis to drive awareness in segment, marketing & product group teams, resulting in a 20% reduction in discounting and 60% improvement in margins in European operations.
  • Served as the business project owner for the Master Data Management initiative led by Deloitte that served as the basis for a financial data warehouse.

HR Information Management Sr. Consultant, Global Services

  • Direct decision support and reporting relationship to VP of Human Resources for 50K employee global organization, including compensation, attrition, diversity, spans and layers, and employee sentiment analysis.
  • Served as the HR subject matter expert for Organizational Effectiveness projects led by Bain & Company focused on eliminating redundancy as part of post-merger implementations.

Finance Consultant, Global Services

  • Direct reporting relationship to VP of Finance and management of a portfolio with $5B in operating expense.
  • Led Hyperion Financial Manager (HFM) & Hyperion Planning Tool (HPT) implementation for a global organization impacting >400 finance and accounting employees.

Finance Advisor, Information Technology

  • Developed financial models for the global allocation of $700M in operating expenses and $165M in capital.

Credit & Collections Manager, Global Accounts & Latin America

Order Processing Supervisor, Large Corporate Accounts & Small & Medium Business

Business Intelligence Data Visualization Tableau Data Warehousing Systems Integration Sentiment Analysis Project Management Hyperion Planning Hyperion Data Management C-Level Management Analysis Delivery Management
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Education
Attended in Business Administration and Communications
Trinity University 1995
Certifications
Six Sigma Green Belt
Data Science Bootcamp
TDWI, 2016
Tableau
Tableau Software, 2012
Skills
Business Intelligence
2021
24
Delivery Management
2021
23
Project Management
2021
23
Data Warehousing
2020
22
Tableau
2019
22
C-Level Management
2019
20
Data Visualization
2016
18
Analysis
2013
16
Data Management
2013
16
Hyperion
2013
16
Hyperion Planning
2013
16
Sentiment Analysis
2013
16
Systems Integration
2013
16
Analytics
2021
7
Data Analysis
2021
7
Data Lakes
2021
7
Contract Management
2020
4
Data Architecture
2019
4
Data Science
2019
4
Microsoft Excel
2019
4
Procurement
2019
4
Product Owner
2019
4
ServiceNow
2019
4
Stakeholder Engagement
2019
4
Vendor Management
2019
4
Big Data
2020
3
Hadoop
2016
2
Teradata
2016
2
Agile Methodology
0
1
Business Analysis
0
1
Data Governance
0
1
Data Mining
0
1
Data Modeling
0
1
Financial Analysis
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1
HIPAA
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1
Human Resource
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1
JIRA
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1
Master Data Management
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1
MicroStrategy
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1
OLAP
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1
Peoplesoft
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1
Process Improvement
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1
Program Management
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1
QlikView
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1
Strategic Planning
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1
Technical Writing
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1
Waterfall
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1
Workday
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1