Data Therapy Podcast Series Episode 1: Inspiring Curiosity
With Ben Schein, Senior Vice President, 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.
For episode 1, David is joined by Ben Schein, Senior Vice President at Domo. Ben’s been “making a mess with data” for more than 20 years both at Domo and US retail giant, Target. He’s an expert in user analytics, adoption and large-scale BI implementation, and a sought-after keynote speaker.
Ben’s someone who’s seen it all, with fascinating insights and anecdotes on how data curiosity can be inspired across any business. How did he catch the data bug? What are the biggest challenges he’s overcome? Listen in to Ben’s session on the data therapy couch.
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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.
Senior Vice President, Data Curiosity
Ben Schein has 20 years of experience leading business intelligence (BI), analytics and finance teams. He is an expert in user adoption and implementing large-scale BI and analytics initiatives that deliver quantifiable business value. As Vice President of Data Curiosity, he works to spark the fire of data curiosity in enterprises large and small across the world. His regular focus includes exploring data curiosity and innovation with Domo’s 1,500+ customers and bringing the insights back to Domo’s product development teams. Ben also leads Domo’s Strategic Architecture Group which looks at how to create data pipelines which are both resilient and efficient. Prior to Domo, Ben worked at Target Corporation where he led merchandising analytics and enterprise BI capabilities within the Enterprise Data Analytics and BI (EDABI) Center of Excellence. Ben also led a similar insights team supporting Target’s digital business areas including site merchandising, guest fulfillment, digital merchandising, gift registry, subscriptions, item setup and digital media. Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Strategy and Finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.