Why You Need a CAO in Your C-Suite in the Age of Big Data

Nothing is transforming business faster today than the rise of data and analytics. But to deliver on the promise of both, organizations are coming to the realization they need someone in the C-suite solely focused on analytics initiatives. As research firm Gartner notes, they “need new executive roles that bridge the gap between ‘business’ and…


Experience: More is Not Always Better

We have had several experiences recently that spotlight this issue. Three of our clients over the past few months have given us interesting analytics roles to fill with the same notable problem: They were insistent on too many years of experience. In one case the client was looking for marketing modelers at the senior analyst…


Recruiting & Retaining Analytics Talent Workshop

There is no reason to quote the dozens of surveys and articles on the subject… every analytics executive knows that finding and keeping talent is at the top of their list of challenges. In the first workshop of its kind, our experts at IQ Workforce can help solve that problem in one day.  Our Recruiting…


Justifying an Advanced Analytics (or Data Science) Team

Building an “advanced” analytics organization has entered the mainstream among companies looking to unlock value from their data. As a talent services firm focused on the analytics space, we talk to at least one executive every week who is looking to hire data scientists or advanced analytics professionals to start a team. Along with the gold rush into analytics,…


Mercury Media – Interview with Alex Sapoznikov, EVP Analytics & Data Strategy

Mercury Media, a media agency with a heritage in direct response recently repositioned their business, focusing on Performance Marketing. This meant a significant expansion of their analytics capability to fulfill the promise of being all about Performance Marketing. They retained IQ Workforce due to our highest and singular focus to identify top talent to join…