Joe Perez

Senior Systems Analyst / Chief Technology Officer, NC Dept of Health & Human Services / SolonTek Corporation

Dr. Joe Perez is a powerhouse in the IT and higher education worlds, with 40-plus years’ experience and a wealth of credentials to his name. As a former Business Intelligence Specialist at NC State University and currently a Senior Systems Analyst/Team Lead at the NC Department of Health & Human Services (and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek Corporation), Perez has consistently stayed at the forefront of innovation and process improvement. With more than 16,000 LinkedIn followers and a worldwide reputation as an award-winning keynote speaker, data viz/analytics expert, talk show co-host, and published author, Perez is a highly sought-after resource in his field. He speaks at dozens of conferences each year, reaching audiences in over 20 countries and has been inducted into several prestigious Thought Leader communities and featured on a billboard in Times Square. When he’s not working, Dr. Joe shares his musical talents and gives back to his community through his involvement in his church’s Spanish and military ministries.

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Presentation: Creating a Data-Driven Business Strategy: The Right “S.T.E.P.”

How would you like to use data to drive your business strategy and achieve your goals? Data is essential for any business in the modern world, but it can also be overwhelming, confusing, and challenging. In this session, you will discover how to create a data-driven strategy that aligns with your business vision, uses your data sources and capabilities, and provides actionable insights. You will also determine how to avoid the common challenges and pitfalls of data-informed decision making as we outline the right “S.T.E.P.” for your business strategy.