Keynote Presenter & Speaker

Brian T. O'Neill is a designer, advisor, and founder of Designing for Analytics, an independent consultancy which helps companies turn analytics and ML into indispensable decision support applications. For over 20 years, he has worked with companies including DellEMC, Global Strategy Group, Tripadvisor, Fidelity, JP Morgan Chase, ETrade and several SAAS startups. He has spoken internationally, giving talks at O'Reilly Strata, Enterprise Data World, the International Institute for Analytics Symposium, Predictive Analytics World, and Boston College. Brian also hosts the highly-rated podcast, Experiencing Data, where he reveals the strategies and activities that product, data science and analytics leaders are using to deliver valuable experiences around data. In addition to consulting, Brian is also a professional percussionist and has performed at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. Follow him on Twitter (@rhythmspice) and join his mailing list at

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Brian O'Neill speaking at Predictive Analytics World in Berlin

Brian’s session was great…

Data science practitioners need to have the non-technical skills to be effective collaborators with business/product stakeholders. Brian’s session was great, relevant, and on the mark for our audience of technical people and business sponsors."

Randy Guse Randy Guse
Director of Enterprise Analytics: AI and ML Research/Strategy
Optum (UnitedHealth Group)

Outstanding leadership in our field…

Thank you so much for your outstanding leadership in our field.  We really appreciate your value-added materials and presentation that advance the product management profession.

Karen DworaczykKaren Dworaczyk
Product Development and Mgmt. Assoc. (PDMA) Board Member
Principal, InsightOvation Consulting

Great session

Great session, very different approach to other sessions experienced so far. It's incredible how difficult it is to ask open questions 😉

Attendee at O'Reilly Strata Conf.
London, 2019

One of the best webinars I have been a part of…

One of the best webinars I have been a part of in awhile. The presenter had more than a product to sell, and Brian gave us 9 pertinent questions to ask ourselves when designing analytics for our users. Great!

Libby MedicusLibby Medicus
Report Analyst at Univ. of Montevallo (Webinar Attendee)

Well-structured [webinar], informative, and easy to understand

Well-structured agenda, informative contents, and easy-to-understand speech and text on a relevant topic.

Bulcsu Szekely Bulcsu Szekely
Researcher, LUT Group

Really liked this topic

UX is a big part of how we'll get analytics to the next level. (10/10). Really liked this topic and viewpoint! (9/10)

Attendees at Enterprise Data World
Boston, 2019

[Podcast Listener] found myself rewinding a few times to make sure it sunk in. …

I had the opportunity to listen to Brian as a guest on the latest UI Breakfast podcast this Saturday while I was cleaning up around the apartment, and I found myself rewinding a few times to make sure it sunk in. It was the first time in a while I have heard someone describe so succinctly the value of using data in a thoughtful and impactful way. The 86 number and doughnut example was felt all too close to home. I feel like a lot of my job is explaining and pitching the importance of not just using all the fancy design tools because it's cool and some organizations can (which is awesome, there's a lot of great design out there!) but really being thoughtful about these choices and making sure they bring value to the person at the end of the system making decisions or using the design. I'm a big proponent of simplicity. Altogether, it really spoke to me!

Robyn KlemRobyn Klem
Director of Visual Communications & Products
The Clearing

Conference Talks & Keynotes

  • 2020 Keynote: Boston College MS in Applied Economics
  • 2019 Product Management Association (PDMA) Webinar
  • 2019 Product Management Association (PDMA) Conference "Disruption by Design"
  • 2019 MinneBOS Conference at Boston University (Minneanalytics)
  • 2019 Predictive Analytics World (London)
  • 2019 International Institute for Analytics Symposium (Portland)
  • 2019 Enterprise Data World (Boston)
  • 2019 O'Reilly Strata Conference (London
  • 2018 O'Reilly Strata Conference (NYC)
  • 2018 Predictive Analytics World (Berlin)
  • 2018 O'Reilly Strata Conference (London)
  • 2017 O'Reilly Strata Conference (NYC)
  • UX Boston Meetup
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Podcast Appearances

Brian is the host of the podcast, Experiencing Data, and has also appeared as a guest on the following shows (in chronological order):

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Recent Public Webinars

These are the public webinars I host. You can also hire me to give a webinar to your audience (see the topics below) or check out these recent ones:

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