Tom has a mix of sound business experience at the data and analytics extremes of BI and Big Data to which is added a dose of humility that technology is only a part of the solution. The majority of achievements must be delivered by people on the front line who must be given the training and tools to unleash the potential insights in Big Data. Doctors, nurses, soldiers sailors and airmen, inspectors, loss adjusters, factory and supply chain operatives, marketeers, sales forces the list is never ending and the impact on private and public sector productivity potentially life changing
13 years ago Tom Cahill, VP EMEA, Logi Analytics was using Crystal Analysis, an application designed for analysing business data. In October he joined Logi Analytics and has had previous roles with Jaspersoft and Talend. Logi Analytics aims to put data analytics in the hands of the everyday user, a democratisation of analytics if you like with its self service product. Cahill said: "13 years ago I was a bottleneck." This identifies a key element that self-service analytics is trying to remove. By allowing the average user to run analytics, it is no longer the reserve of data scientists who are overwhelmed by being the only source of data analytics.