I have been a central part of the senior management team (CCO, GM and CGO) at three exits (Merscom/Playdom, Playdom/Disney and Spooky Cool/Zynga) the past 3 years. I am now Sr Director with Zynga's social casino organization, where I lead VIP and CRM efforts for its slots products (Hit It Rich!, Duck Dynasty Slots, etc) and Zynga Poker, as well as licensing IP for Hit It Rich!. As a profit-oriented executive and creative consumer behavior expert with an entrepreneurial spirit, I bring to the table a proven track record spanning over 2 decades in taking companies to breakthrough financial, market, and operational success.
We have some exciting news to share. Starting next week, HBR.org will look completely different. For more than a year, we’ve been hard at work designing and building a brand-new website, and we can’t wait for you to see it. The new site isn’t just a better-looking version of the HBR.org you know. We’ve rebuilt it from the ground up, and we’ve added a lot of […]
Fourteen years ago I moved from Chicago to Paris. The first time I ran a training session in France, I prepared thoroughly, considering how to give the most persuasive presentation possible. I practiced my points, and anticipated questions that might arise. The day of the session, my actions were guided by the lessons I had learned from many successful years […]
Lenovo has completed the $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola from Google today. The deal, which was announced in January, comes just three years after Google itself shelled out $12.5 billion to buy the phone-maker. Read More
Developers wanting to build apps that monitor and respond to human bio-signals should point their eyes at this Kickstarter project. BITalino (r)evolution is the follow up to last year’s modular kit of bio-signal sensors from the same Portuguese team — but with a lower price-tag, improved electronics, smaller sensor blocks and individual sensors broken out o […]
Headlines and anecdotes paint a bleak picture for organizations that need analytical talent. Demand for talent currently far exceeds the supply. It may be difficult and painful until we reach an equilibrium. In the meantime, how can organizations best take advantage of analytics with limited access to the best analytics talent? This situation is similar […] […]
Denis Arnaud, applied research senior manager at Amadeus Amadeus is one of the world’s largest travel technology services, with thousands of clients in the travel industry. In 2013, it stepped up its game by creating an analytics-based travel intelligence unit that has hired more than 40 data scientists — a brand new position at the […]