Cindi Howson

Chief Data Strategy Officer
Cindi Howson is the Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot. She is a world renowned BI and analytics expert with 20+ years' experience. Cindi was previously a Gartner Vice President in data and analytics, leading the analytics and BI Magic Quadrant, with research in data and AI for good, NLP/BI Search, and augmented analytics. Prior to this, she was founder of BI Scorecard, a resource for in-depth product reviews based on exclusive hands-on testing, contributor to Information Week, and the author of several books including: Successful Business Intelligence: Unlock the Value of BI & Big Data and SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0: The Complete Reference. She served as The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) faculty member for more than decade. She consults with customers on analytics and BI strategy, tool selection, and best practices. Prior to founding BI Scorecard, Howson was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a BI standards leader for Dow Chemical. She has an MBA from Rice University and a BA from the University of Maryland. Cindi serves on the board for Rutgers University Big Data Certificate program. She has been recognized as one of the top analytics and BI influencers by Onalytica, Simplilearn, Solutions Review and others industry watchers.
Cindi Howson is the Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot. She is a world renowned BI and analytics expert with 20+ years' experience. Cindi was previously a Gartner Vice President in data and analytics, leading the analytics and BI Magic Quadrant, with research in data and AI for good, NLP/BI Search, and augmented analytics. Prior to this, she was founder of BI Scorecard, a resource for in-depth product reviews based on exclusive hands-on testing, contributor to Information Week, and the author of several books including: Successful Business Intelligence: Unlock the Value of BI & Big Data and SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0: The Complete Reference. She served as The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) faculty member for more than decade. She consults with customers on analytics and BI strategy, tool selection, and best practices. Prior to founding BI Scorecard, Howson was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a BI standards leader for Dow Chemical. She has an MBA from Rice University and a BA from the University of Maryland. Cindi serves on the board for Rutgers University Big Data Certificate program. She has been recognized as one of the top analytics and BI influencers by Onalytica, Simplilearn, Solutions Review and others industry watchers.

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