To Spreadsheet Hell and Back

To Spreadsheet Hell and Back As a former controller, chief accountant and auditor, I've had my share of spreadsheets. I figuratively and literally felt the heat of crashing files, endless calculations, plugs and shameful errors. But beyond the drama which repeated itself at every closing, planning or reporting cycle, I could feel a [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|

Oops, I did it again: another data/pregnancy story

Oops, I did it again: another data/pregnancy story Last week, my niece came to me with an advertising mail: a parenting insurance promotion for Gerber Life Insurance had just been sent to her, a sixteen-year-old girl, encouraging her to plan for her "little one's future." I contacted Gerber to learn more about the [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|

Want to Ditch Spreadsheets? Become Data Savvy!

Want to Ditch Spreadsheets? Become Data Savvy Gauthier Vasseur has held many roles in his career: auditor, controller, marketer, strategist, to name several. These days, though, he’s probably best known as an educator -- he lectures on data science at Stanford University and in organizations around the world. His goal is to [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|

The Rise Of Digital Leaders: A New Deal for Gender Equality

For the past 5 years, women have represented a growing proportion of my Stanford data class, consistently hitting 50% and above since 2015. Female students made up 55% of my last course at SciencesPo in France this year I did not notice this trend until Rachel Delacour, CEO of BIME, pointed out the balance [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|

Becoming a Data CEO

Four years ago, Havard Business Review  wrote that Everybody wanted to be one, everybody claimed to be one. It had become the unbeatable pick-up line at trendy Silicon Valley venues. I have always resisted calling myself so; not because I wanted to differ from the trend, nor did I want to play the false-humility card, [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|