Kevin Smith is the Founder & Principal Consultant at NextWave BI.
An experienced product leader and analytics strategist, 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 Birst's "Beyond the Technical" and GoodData's "The Ultimate Guide to Embedded Analytics" and is the co-author of the "Ultimate Guide to Embedded Analytics: Keys to Product Selection and Implementation" with Wayne Eckerson. He has also developed content for Looker, Tableau, 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. You probably can't find him via the Google where the first 50 or so pages result in either movie directors or NFL players, but you might find some more info here.