Blog_profile_shotEvan Stubbs lives in Sydney, Australia, one of the few places in the world where a thirty-hour flight itinerary fails to raise even a single eyebrow. His childhood was mainly spent (often unsuccessfully) avoiding brain-controlling parasites, civil war, and biblical floods. He now spends most of his spare time filling in bandicoot holes in his back yard, avoiding murderous redbacks, writing, and otherwise keeping life (somewhat less) interesting.

He’s also the Chief Analytics Officer for SAS Australia / New Zealand and sits on the board of the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia. He’s a prolific speaker and evangelist for the power of analytics having written The Value of Business Analytics, a book that explains why some teams succeed while others fail.

His second book, Delivering Business Analytics, outlines the principles that lead to best practice in business analytics and describes the Data Scientist’s Code, fifteen management principles which increase the odds of success.

His latest book, Big Data, Big Innovation, examines how our world is changing and how big data can lead to innovation.

Over the years he’s developed human-machine interfaces for concept cars, models that predict criminal behaviour, and helped leadership teams navigate uncertainty.