Doug Bordonaro

Field CTO
Doug has over 20 years of experience with cutting-edge Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing solutions in a variety of roles. Prior to ThoughtSpot, Doug led sales and technical organizations in many companies of all sizes. He spent six years at Netezza—later acquired by IBM—working with companies and teams globally to enable faster access to data. Doug also has significant experience as a customer of Business Intelligence solutions at companies such as Disney, where he ran the global online data warehouse team and at AOL, where he had responsibility for global reporting and data management for the largest division of the company. At ThoughtSpot, Doug spends much of his time talking to customers about how ThoughtSpot can solve the BI pain he has experienced firsthand.
Doug has over 20 years of experience with cutting-edge Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing solutions in a variety of roles. Prior to ThoughtSpot, Doug led sales and technical organizations in many companies of all sizes. He spent six years at Netezza—later acquired by IBM—working with companies and teams globally to enable faster access to data. Doug also has significant experience as a customer of Business Intelligence solutions at companies such as Disney, where he ran the global online data warehouse team and at AOL, where he had responsibility for global reporting and data management for the largest division of the company. At ThoughtSpot, Doug spends much of his time talking to customers about how ThoughtSpot can solve the BI pain he has experienced firsthand.

Recent Posts

Unlocking the Value of Big Data and AI Requires Context

When Target deduced that a teenager from Minnesota was pregnant -- and told her father about it before she’d broken the news herself --  ...
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Five Ways Data Leaders Can Thrive in the Age of the CDO

As organizations increasingly view data as a valuable asset, more CDOs are being recruited to harvest, manage, protect and mine it. ...
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From Doom to Delight: How to Turn Around Any Data

If you were going to start a company, where would you begin? Build a headquarters for 2,000 people? Hire a big sales team? List some shares ...
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Sorry, Data Literacy isn’t Optional for Your Business

When I worked at AOL many years ago, the company would often conduct surveys to gauge customer satisfaction. You know the type: “Press 1 ...
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Don’t Let an Overly Authoritarian GDPR Approach Drive

As daunting as GDPR can seem, there are also beneficial aspects to it. Most notably, having a single standard across Europe to comply with...
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AI is on Its Way to the Enterprise, Bringing Easy

On a recent trip to New York City, I found myself with only 30 minutes to travel 2 miles between meetings. In the rain. In the past, this ...
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Value Becomes the 5th “V” in Big Data Factors

Predicting what will happen in the coming year is always a tricky business. The seeds of the future may have been planted in the year prior...
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How to Succeed as a Chief Data Officer

As part of our ongoing #CxO ThoughtLeader best practices series, this week we welcome Carole McCluskey, CIO and CTO of TrueBlue, Inc., to ...
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Analytics ThoughtLeaders Discuss Data Domination in NYC

  Last week, we hosted the inaugural Analytics ThoughtLeaders event at the Conrad Hotel in NYC, bringing together over 200 data disruptors...
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5 Ways Data Governance Is—and Is Not—Changing

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CDO Best Practices from Michael Keithley

As part of our ongoing #CxO ThoughtLeader best practices series, this week we welcome Michael Keithley, CIO of United Talent Agency, to talk...
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Top 5 Concerns for a Chief Data Officer

Traditionally the role of the Chief Information Officer, owning the data strategy for an organization has increasingly been carved off into ...
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5 Lessons Your Company Can Learn from a Startup

What do you think of when you hear about Fortune 500 companies?  Large, stable companies that have stood the test of time.  Organizations ...
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The Elephant in the Room: The Hidden Cost of BI

Anyone who has ever been involved in implementing a Business Intelligence (BI) solution has also been involved in understanding the costs of...
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Machine Learning Is the New Hadoop

Although I took statistics classes in college, my first real introduction to practical advanced analytics was in 2008 when Netezza purchased...
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3 More Secrets of Successful Data Strategies

A few weeks ago we talked about the top 3 factors of a successful data strategy.     I’ve had a number of people ask me for more—it’...
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Destroy the competition with these data strategies

In the movie Moneyball, Peter Brand fundamentally changes the way baseball players are scouted and evaluated.     Statistics in baseball ...
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3 Secrets of Successful Data Strategies

Don’t you hate it when the big strategic project you’ve invested time, money, and other resources in ends in failure?   How do you ...
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5 Ways Machine Learning Can Make Your BI Better

Everyone seems to be discussing machine learning and artificial intelligence, but few people really know how to take advantage of the new ...
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Building a Team with an Analytic Mindset

You just got the job you’ve been working for—Chief Data Officer. Congratulations!  It seems like everyone has ideas about what you ...
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3 Tips for Crushing Your Next Analytics Project

I spend a lot of my time these days traveling to talk to customers about how to get the most value out of their analytics ecosystem.  ...
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What Do Analytics and Travel Delays Have in Common

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The #1 Lesson BI Should Steal From Consumer Technology

The BI industry has seen a slow, shallow evolution over the last few decades. Sure, a few things have improved. But reporting today looks ...
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