Hosted by David Beazley, Managing Partner & Erik Hammer, Sr. Principal – Purple Arch Ventures
Public and private sector organizations are all trying to use data analytics at scale across distributed teams to improve decision making. However, building internal data analytics expertise is time-consuming, expensive, and not the best use of resources. There is a massive opportunity for SaaS platforms that can replicate the impact of a full data sciences team for customers without the cost or increased headcount.
Join Alumni Ventures Group (AVG) for a webinar that explores how organizations are using data to better inform decision making at scale. AVG will be joined by Civis Analytics CEO, Dan Wagner, who will discuss how their SaaS tools empower corporations and governments to identify, understand, and engage their audiences with new insights that will promote action (e.g., vote, buy, support, change behavior).
Dan Wagner, CEO - Civis Analytics
Dan Wagner is the Founder and CEO of Civis Analytics, a data science technology and advisory firm, working to democratize data science for all organizations.
Before founding Civis Analytics, Dan served as the Chief Analytics Officer on the 2012 Obama campaign, overseeing a 54-person team that provided analytics and technologies for voter contact, digital, paid media, fundraising and communication. His department’s work was credited with “reinventing how national campaigns are done.”
Prior to the campaign, Dan served as the Deputy Voter File Manager during the 2008 Iowa caucuses and had several Targeting Director roles including the Great Lakes Targeting Desk, National Get Out the Vote (GOTV), and the Democratic National Committee.
Dan was named to the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship in 2016. He received his degree in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
Alan Fu, CFO - Civis Analytics
Alan Fu is the Chief Financial Officer at Civis Analytics. As CFO, he manages the finance, accounting, HR, legal, security, and revenue operations at Civis. Prior to Civis, Alan served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2008 to 2013. He managed the federal government’s investments in the American automotive industry and oversaw General Motors’ bankruptcy and initial public offering. Previously, Alan was an investor in Goldman Sachs’ Special Situations Group, a multi-strategy principal investing and lending business. Alan is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in economics.
David Beazley, Managing Partner - Purple Arch Ventures
David has played a leading role in many aspects of the VC investment cycle: structuring transactions as a fundless sponsor, improving operations as a consultant, leading management teams as a CEO, evaluating opportunities as an investor and advisor, and selling companies as a licensed business broker. Previously, he founded Synergy Financial, a private capital and consulting firm for entrepreneurs, PE professionals, and family offices. He started his investment career as a professional advisor managing millions in assets. David has an undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern and played for the two-time Big Ten Championship Northwestern Wildcats Football Team. He serves on the NUvention and Kellogg Entrepreneurial Center Advisory Boards.
Erik Hammer, Sr. Principal - Purple Arch Ventures
Erik has worked with both traditional venture investors and corporate venture teams during his career. He has deep experience evaluating opportunities, structuring investments and advising management on value creation. Previously, he helped build the strategy and make investments for the PGA TOUR’s corporate ventures group. Erik began his career with Deloitte Consulting where he focused on corporate strategy and M&A engagements. He holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with High Honors. He has an MBA in Finance from Kellogg.