Upcoming Speaking

Private Talk & Webinar

November, 2019
Boston, MA

Competitive Edge Disruption by Design - 2019 PDMA Conference
2019 PDMA Conference "Disruption by Design"
The PM's Guide to Designing Indispensable Enterprise Data Products

Nov 4, 2019
Hilton Bonnet Creek
Orlando, FL

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Boston College
Students of the M.S. in Applied Economics
You Built It, But They Didn't Come: How Human-Centered Design Increases the Value of Decision Support Tools

Jan 23, 2020 - 5pm
Boston College / Woods College of Advancing Studies
Back-to-School Keynote for Students and Faculty
Boston, MA

Conference Appearances and Testimonials

  • 2019 MinneBOS Conference at Boston University (Minneanalytics)
  • 2019 Product Management Association (PDMA) Conference "Disruption by Design"
  • 2019 Predictive Analytics World (London)
  • 2019 International Institute for Analytics Symposium (Portland)
  • 2019 Enterprise Data World (Boston)
  • 2019 O'Reilly Strata Conference (London)
  • 2018 Predictive Analytics World (Berlin)
  • 2018 O'Reilly Strata Conference (NYC)
  • 2018 O'Reilly Strata Conference (London)
  • 2017 O'Reilly Strata Conference (NYC)
  • Berklee College of Music "Future of Music Business"
  • UX Boston Meetup
  • Django Boston Users Group

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

–Anonymous attendee at O'Reilly Strata Conf. (London, 2019)

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)

–Anonymous attendees at Enterprise Data World (Boston, 2019)
Brian O'Neill speaking at Predictive Analytics World in Berlin

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):


International Institute for Analytics
Recorded April 5, 2018
Is Poor Design Responsible For Your Underperforming Analytics Solution?

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If you're a product manager or business leader, don't miss my free Brighttalk webinar, presented in conjunction with the International Institute for Analytics.

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Speaker Statement

For over ten years, studies repeatedly show that analytics, big data, and now AI projects will only be successful in delivering value about 13-20% of the time. The problem is not just technology, it's people.

I am passionate about helping connect the power of human-centered design to analytics, data products, and data science.

Data is the language of technology.

Design is the language of decision support, empathy, and user experience.

I want to help data science, analytics, and software product leaders learn to bring these two things together so that technology serves the people, and data solutions become trusted, engaging, and indispensable.

Only then, does value get created.

Sample Podcast Guesting Topics

  • Strategies for designing indispensable software data products including technical decision-support applications, B2B SAAS products, and IOT/monitoring tools
  • How the design of analytics solutions can still fail, even with "the right" data visualization
  • The steps data scientists, analytics leaders, and technical PMs can apply from human-centered design to their AI/ML/analytics work to improve engagement and create value and trust
  • (Particularly for podcasts with designer audiences) - Balancing multiple careers and evolving your practice from employee to contractor to consultant/expert

Sample Talk Titles

  • I’d Like Some AI w/ a Side of ML Please! Turning a Request for AI Into An Workable Problem
  • You Built It, But They Didn't Come: How Human-Centered Design Increases the Value of Decision Support Tools
  • Is Empathy The Missing Ingredient In Your Next Data Product?

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