In this podcast Paul Ballew(@Ford) talks about best practices when running a data science organization spanned across multiple continents. He shared the importance of being Smart, Nice and Inquisitive in creating tomorrow’s workforce today. He sheds some lights on importance of appreciating culture when defining forward looking policies. He also gave a case for non-native group and discuss ways to implement data science as a central organization(with no hub-spoke model). This podcast is great for future data science leaders leading organizations with broad consumer base and multiple geo-political silos.
Paul’s Recommended Read:
The Outsiders Paperback â S. E. Hinton http://amzn.to/2Ai84Gl
Paul Ballew is vice president and Global Chief Data and Analytics officer, Ford Motor Company, effective June 1, 2017. At the same time, he also was elected a Ford Motor Company officer. In this role, he leads Fordâs global data and analytics teams for the enterprise.
Previously, Ballew was Global Chief Data and Analytics officer, a position to which he was named to in December 2014. In this role, he has been responsible for establishing and growing the companyâs industry-leading data and analytics operations that is driving significant business value throughout the enterprise.
Prior to joining Ford, he was Chief Data, Insight & Analytics Officer at Dun & Bradstreet. In this capacity, he was responsible for the companyâs global data and analytic activities along with the companyâs strategic consulting practice.
Previously, Ballew served as Nationwideâs senior vice president for Customer Insight and Analytics. He directed customer analytics, market research, and information and data management functions, and supported the companyâs marketing strategy. His responsibilities included development of Nationwideâs customer analytics, data operations and strategy. Ballew joined Nationwide in November 2007 and established the companyâs Customer Insights and Analytics capabilities.
Prior to joining Nationwide, Ballew served as General Motors Corporationâs executive director for Global Market and Industry Analysis. He was responsible for the companyâs research, consumer data and information, forecasting and sales, and customer, economic and industry analytic functions. He also directed the companyâs sales and marketing strategic planning activities in North America and served as a senior director for global product planning activities.
Prior to joining GM, Ballew was a partner for J.D. Power and Associates from 1995 to 1999. At J.D. Power, Paul was responsible for global analysis, forecasting and the establishment of the firmâs consulting activities. During his tenure, he was the companyâs senior advisor on industry conditions and corporate strategies.
Before joining J.D. Power, Ballew was a research officer and senior economist with the Federal Reserve from 1988 to 1995, specializing on the automotive industry. Responsibilities included the oversight of the Fedâs automotive research activities, serving as an advisor to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and advising the Board of Governors.
Ballew sits on the boards of Neustar, Inc. and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. He was born in 1964 and has bachelorâs and masterâs degree in Economics from the University of Detroit.
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