Steve Stone

Steve is the founder and CEO of NSU Technologies LLC, a technology and retail consultancy based in Denver, NC Steve is the author of Digitally Deaf: Why Organizations Struggle with Digital Transformation, due to be released December 2018. Steve also writes blogs with various organizations on the topics of retail, digital technology, and advanced analytics. Prior to founding NSU Technologies Steve served as EVP & Chief Information Officer (CIO) for L Brands, Inc. In this role Steve was responsible for the Mast Global Technology function within L Brands. Mast Global Technology supports all aspects of technology for L Brands various consumer brands including Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, La Senza, and Henri Bendel. Prior to joining L Brands Steve was EVP, Technical Operations for MicroStrategy, Inc. In this role he was responsible for MicroStrategy’s public cloud product offerings and related technology infrastructure along with serving as the senior executive responsible for all corporate applications and infrastructure. Previously, Steve was with Lowe’s Companies, Inc. for over 18 years, serving the final eight years as Chief Information Officer. During his tenure at Lowe’s the retailer grew from $3.5B in annual revenues to nearly $50B. Steve began his career in the computer software industry as a software engineer with Management Science America, before moving to Ernst & Young where he moved through various roles to a Senior Manager level. Steve is a cum laude graduate of Appalachian State University. He holds a CPIM certification from the Association for Operations Management. Steve currently serves on the boards for FactGem, LLC and Loven Systems. Steve serves as the Chairman for the CIS Advisory Board at the Walker School of Business at Appalachian State University. He also serves on the Yosef Advisory Board Appalachian State Athletics).
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Section 20 – Putting Self-service into Action 65% of the organizations believe that improving data analysis is one of the…

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Section 19 – Enabling Self-service Analytics In past sessions, we stressed the importance of governance. In a self-service world, you…

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Section 18 – The Case for Self-service Analytics Before trying to provide self-service analytics, it’s crucial to understand exactly what…

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Section 17 – How to Succeed with AI As with other areas of IT, culture plays a major role in…

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Section 16 – Preparing for AI Enabling AI comes with prerequisites. There must be strong executive sponsorship and a clear…

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Section 15 – Why AI and Why Now? Analytics capabilities provide us with the real insight we need to guide…

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Section 14 – Future-proofing Your Data Architecture We already touched on the need for a data architecture to be flexible,…

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Section 11 – Transitioning to a New Normal The Johns Hopkins dashboard blends up-to-the-moment information from Esri, Garmin, FAO, NOAA,…

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