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About NextWave


Colorado based,
Global reach. 

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About NextWave


Colorado based,
Global reach. 

 

About NextWave Business Intelligence

Based in Denver, Colorado and led by Kevin Smith, NextWave Business Intelligence focuses on providing analytics product strategy and data monetization consulting services to its clients and was founded in 2005.

We started as a performance measurement/management and business process design consultancy, but we've evolved...

Now we're a focused analytics product strategy firm that helps clients develop metrics and analytics, select business intelligence platforms, define user personas and needs, create and implement analytics-based products, and develop go-to-market strategies.

We love helping our clients incorporate business intelligence into their software-as-a-service products to give users insights into performance.  Since our founding, we've performed numerous "build it yourself" analytics projects and "buy it" analytics projects, written eBooks for all of the big analytics vendors, and helped our clients gain new perspectives on using analytics to generate engagement and revenue.

 
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Our Experience


We've Been There Before...

Our Experience


We've Been There Before...


Our Experience

Creating an amazing data product is tricky business, but don't worry—we’ve done this before…

  • Unlike most consultants—we've been data product owners ourselves.  With numerous successful embedded analytics projects under our belt, we understand the problems you'll face.

  • We've evaluated and put more than a dozen business intelligence vendors through their paces.  We've assessed all elements of an implementation including cost of ownership, support, functionality, and user experience so we can help you make the best choice for your situation.

  • We literally wrote the book on embedded analytics for premier vendors including GoodData's “The Ultimate Guide to Embedded Analytics” (2014), Birst's “Beyond the Technical:  The Complete Guide to Designing, Pricing, and Launching Analytic Products” (2015) and numerous white papers for other BI vendors.

  • We've created numerous go-to-market strategies including pricing, tiering, standard functionality, and support processes for our customers because a successful project is about more than just technical details.

  • We've led both "buy" and "build" projects making us uniquely qualified to help you understand the pro's and con's of each alternative. 

 
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Kevin Smith


Kevin Smith
Principal Consultant | Founder

Kevin Smith


Kevin Smith
Principal Consultant | Founder

Kevin Smith is the Founder & Principal Consultant at NextWave BI.

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An experienced product leader and analytics veteran, Kevin works with companies to build and bring to market embedded analytics data products. Prior to NextWave BI, Kevin held positions leading embedded analytics teams, designing SaaS products and performance management strategies, and managing product management for companies such as Birst, ServiceSource, SAP Labs, and Qwest Communications.

Kevin is the author of multiple books on embedded analytic product strategy including "Beyond the Technical" and "The Ultimate Guide to Embedded Analytics" and has developed content for GoodData, Looker, Tableau, Birst, Izenda, and other analytics vendors.  

As a "Six Sigma Black Belt," Kevin also led corporate process management and improvement initiatives at Qwest/LCI International and MCI, and served at Booz·Allen Hamilton as a consultant in their Process Improvement practice for numerous federal agencies. 

Kevin holds a B.S. in Finance, as well as an M.B.A. in Quality/Process Management, both from the University of Maryland, College Park.

You can find Kevin on Twitter @KevinMSmith or on LinkedIn as KevinMichaelSmith.  You probably can't find him via the Google where the first 50 or so pages result in either movie directors or NFL players.

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