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Analytic practitioners speak – an interview with Lee Feinberg of DecisionViz

Please describe your current role and title

DecisionViz is a management consultant that helps companies build leadership in the processes, people, and culture around data visualization. We work with senior management to elevate visualization from the activity of reporting and making charts to being integrated with their daily decision-making. I founded the company in 2012.

What’s your background, how did you come to be working in analytics

Our story I think is like many in the analytics field. It’s been more of an evolution and the company has been almost 20 years in the making.
I was very involved with the Internet before most people heard about the Internet. So we were dealing with how to capture and measure all this new data. I’ve always been on the lookout for how to make that a lot less painful. Most of the work was in financi

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