Loren Bast, 2013 Honoree

Director of business intelligence
A job responsibility you'd like to eliminate:
A very time-consuming task that doesn't get mentioned enough in statistics and BI circles is vetting the data you're using to make sure it's accurate. No fancy charts or statistical methods will help you if you're analyzing junk data.
Characteristic most important in an IT hire:
I strongly believe passion and ambition can overcome inexperience, setbacks and numerous other weaknesses more than any other set of characteristics.
What's your involvement in developing new products or services for your organization?
My team is involved in almost all new product development and new services the company undertakes (in some capacity). We help build and vet business models for features and services, spot new product opportunities based on the data we track and analyze, and monitor our existing sites and applications.
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