Data Therapy Podcast Series Episode 2: Keep Asking Questions
With Mohammed Aaser, Chief Data Officer, Domo
A good therapist knows that breakthroughs don’t happen in isolation, it takes thorough exploration of a wide range of factors to successfully identify and work through problems.
And neither does Domo Data Therapy restrict itself to just… data. It looks at the personalities of its guests, their day-to-day lives, their journey so far and their aspirations for the future. By letting these stories intertwine with a guest’s tales of overcoming data pain, listeners can better relate, learn, and take sparks of inspiration into their own work.
In this podcast series your host, David Johnson will take you on a journey to understand more about the people behind the data.
In episode two, David is joined by Mohammed Aaser, Chief Data Officer at Domo. Mohammed joined Domo in 2022 after leading McKinsey’s data team as Chief Data Officer, where he championed strategic and innovative uses of data across hundreds of clients. He has a wealth of knowledge in both data management technology and creating successful data cultures within large companies.
Mohammed’s obsession with data began as far back as elementary school and, ever since, he’s followed one key rule: keep asking questions. His thirst for answers has seen him play out a fascinating and varied career from consulting to global leadership positions — and even launching a series of children’s books.
But now the tables have turned, with David asking the questions that will get to the bottom of Mohammed’s data expertise. What moments have shaped his career? How can you build true value from technology? How can you inspire people throughout an organisation to ask more questions? Find out by tuning in to this episode of Domo Data Therapy.
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Director Strategic Architecture EMEA
David Johnson has twelve years of experience delivering and consulting on business intelligence analysis around the world. As Director of Solutions Consulting for Europe, Middle East and Africa, he oversees proof-of-concept and proof-of-value efforts to help customers realise value and derive insights from real-time data.
Prior to relocating to London this past year, David has been based in New York City, Tokyo, and Salt Lake City where his work has spanned corporate and enterprise sales engineering, post-sale technical consulting and implementation, business and marketing analytics, and content development. From breaking ground on the world’s largest (at the time) KPI library to deploying Domo’s product offering to 50,000 people at a multinational conglomerate, David enjoys understanding how companies operate and how he can help them resolve complex issues. This work ethic is also visible in the results he achieves, from helping to double Japan’s share of revenue in six months to landing the first Domo customers and partnerships in Singapore.
Prior to Domo, David planned and delivered field marketing initiatives at Apple. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Business Strategy from Brigham Young University.
Chief Data Officer
Mohammed Aaser is Domo’s chief data officer, where he helps Domo and its customers build innovative data apps and modern data experiences that accelerate key business processes and optimize strategic outcomes. He also works closely with the company’s data and technology partners to extend the power of Domo’s robust ecosystem of integrations.
Prior to Domo, Mohammed was CDO at McKinsey and Company, where he championed the strategic use of data across thousands of client initiatives in all industries. He led the firm’s data innovation capabilities, accelerating development of data apps by combining deep industry knowledge with cutting-edge data sets, data management technology and data engineering. He also helped launch and build McKinsey’s analytics practice – focused on helping companies scale their data and AI initiatives – and served as the practice’s head of operations and strategy. Prior to McKinsey, Mohammed held leadership roles at Ameriprise Financial, where he led the organization’s marketing strategy and analytics transformation. Mohammed received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Harvard University.