John K. Thompson
John is an international technology executive with over 30 years of experience in the business intelligence
and advanced analytics fields. Currently, John is responsible for the global Advanced Analytics & Artificial
Intelligence team and efforts at CSL.
Prior to CSL, John was an Executive Partner at Gartner, where he was management consultant to market
leading companies in the areas of digital transformation, data monetization and advanced analytics. Before
Gartner, John was responsible for the advanced analytics business unit of the Dell Software Group.
John is co-author of the bestselling book – Analytics: How to win with Intelligence, which debuted on
Amazon as the #1 new book in Analytics in 2017. Analytics is a book that guides non-technical executives
through the journey of building an analytics team, funding initiatives and driving change in business
operations through data and applied analytical applications.
Mr. Thompson’s technology expertise includes all aspects of advanced analytics and information
management including – descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics, artificial intelligence, analytical
applications, deep learning, cognitive computing, big data, data warehousing, business intelligence systems,
and high performance computing.
One of John’s primary areas of focus and interest has been to create innovative technologies to increase the
value derived by organizations around the world.
John has built start-up organizations from the ground up and he has reengineered business units of Fortune
500 firms to reach their potential. He has directly managed and run - sales, marketing, consulting, support
and product development organizations.
He is a technology leader with expertise and experience spanning all operational areas with a focus on
strategy, product innovation, growth and efficient execution.
Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Ferris State University and a MBA in Marketing from DePaul University.
Day 1 - Knowledge Talks 28 May
Building an AI function
Building analytics teams can start as Artisanal or Modular. We will discuss how to select a starting point.
Analytics team evolve and grow into Hybrid organizations. We will discuss how to manage this evolution.
High performance analytics teams are unique. We will discuss how to best manage them.