Cory is an IT Operations and Analytics Strategist focused on finding creative ways for IT organizations to drive the utmost value from their data, while transforming IT's relevance to the organizations and customers they serve. Active in social media, industry speaking engagements, and content creation, Cory is a respected voice in the digital world. His personal media company (www.BigDataBeard.com) produces a market-leading podcast, which has more than 175k downloads worldwide. Cory received his Undergraduate Degree in Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Business Administration from Tennessee Tech University. Cory resides in Homewood, Alabama with his beautiful wife and his two awesome children.