Bill Schmarzo is regarded as one of the top Digital Transformation influencers on big data, data science, design thinking, data monetization and data economics.
Bill is currently part of Dell Technology’s core data management leadership team, where he is responsible for spearheading customer co-creation engagement to identify and prioritize the customers' key data management, data science, and data monetization requirements.
As the former CTO at Dell EMC, he formulated the company’s Big Data Practice strategy, identified target markets, developed solution frameworks, and led analytics client engagements with his Vision Workshop, a methodology that links an organization’s strategic business initiatives with supporting data and analytics
Bill also served as the Chief Innovation Officer at Hitachi Vantara where he was responsible for driving Hitachi Vantara’s Data Science and “co-creation” efforts. He was selected for Hitachi Limited’s 2020 Solution Innovation Award for his ground-breaking work in data science and Automated Machine Learning.
Bill is the author of four books including: Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business, Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science,The Art of Thinking Like a Data Scientist and and The Economics of Data, Analytics, and Digital Transformation.
Bill is currently an Adjunct Professor at Menlo College, an Honorary Professor at the University of Ireland – Galway, and an Executive Fellow at the University of San Francisco, School of Management, and has conducted lectures for universities world-wide on topics including Unleashing the Economic Value of Data, The Art of Thinking Like a Data Scientist”, and Future-proofing your Career.
Bill has served on the City of San Jose’s Technology Innovation Board, and on the faculties of The Data Warehouse Institute and Strata. He is an avid blogger and is ranked the #4 Big Data, #4 Data Science and #6 Digital Transformation influencer worldwide by Onalytica. He is a frequent event and corporate speaker, and his expertise is sought after by leading industry publications and conferences.
Bill holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration from Coe College.