Eric maintains an active and varied schedule of speaking and public appearances. To invite Eric to speak at your event, contact us.
August 8, 2017
Invited Speaker – AEJMC Conference, Chicago IL
Enhancing Content and Product Innovation with Analytics
A look into the changing future of media and journalism as it confronts the need to move beyond ratings. Eric explored how data-driven analytics and consumer insights are essential to maintaining relevancy, supporting a a strong revenue foundation and helping content creators to make the best possible products.
May 16, 2017
Featured Speaker – InformaticaWorld, San Francisco CA
From Expand to Demand
A retrospective on work to develop Data Visualization as a Business Competency from his perspective as Vice President, Analytics and Intelligence at The E.W. Scripps Company. Included a special focus on the role of big data architecture, engineering with Informatica and data storytelling with Tableau, as Scripps continues to evolve in its 100+ year commitment to local journalism.
February 16, 2017
Keynote Speaker – Analytics for Social Good Day
University of Cincinnati Center for Business Analytics
Stitching Together Our News Reality: Shaping the Future of Local News with Analytics
In today's fast-moving, social, and app-oriented news environment, what are the challenges facing local news and information organizations when it comes to serving their communities? Eric shared his perspective and examples of how analytics are used to understanding which content has relevance, issue of importance in each market, and work in progress to create a more seamless and accessible local media experience.
November 9, 2016
Invited Speaker – Tableau Conference, Austin TX
From Expand to Demand at The E.W. Scripps Company
How do you harness the momentum released by early wins and direct it into building data visualizations as a business competency across the enterprise? When looking for other success stories to answer this question for a large, geographically dispersed, publicly-traded company, Eric discovered there weren't any quick-start books with a tried-and-true road map. This session provided an overview of the challenges he faced and the key decisions and activities that helped to launch the development of data visualization as a business competency at The E.W. Scripps Company.
In the Media
In a wide ranging discussing covering news events and the 2016 election cycle, Eric and WOUB radio host Tom Hodson explored how data and analytics offer insights into the stories of our times and how they can be used to develop new media market opportunities.
WOUB Radio host Tom Hodson interviews Eric as they discuss his start in media as a photojournalist, career progression, and how he used data and social media analytics to help The E. W. Scripps Co. enhance its data storytelling capabilities.
For interviews or to invite Eric to speak at your event, please contact us.