The world is in a race to become data-driven—now more than ever. The warp-speed effort to organize scientific and epidemiological data from across the globe in a heroic effort to find a COVID–19 vaccine has illustrated the urgency and existential nature of this quest. We need data, science, facts, knowledge, and insight to make informed, wise, and critical decisions. Now more than ever, data matters, and having good data matters tremendously. During this event, Randy Bean will share perspectives from his newly published book, Fail Fast, Learn Faster: Lessons in Data-Driven Leadership in an Age of Disruption, Big Data, and AI, on how industry leaders will need to act faster, think differently, consider the ethical consequences, and embrace change to compete in the 21st century.

About Randy Bean:
An industry thought leader, author, and speaker in the field of data-driven business leadership, Randy Bean is known for his frequent columns in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Fail Fast, Learn Faster: Lessons in Data-Drive Leadership in an Age of Disruption, Big Data, and AI, and CEO of NewVantage Partners, a strategic advisory firm he founded in 2001.  

Randy is a 1978 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and currently sits on the Arts & Sciences National Council. He is also co-chair of the James Merrill House, an internationally recognized writers-in-residence program based in Stonington, CT.