Effective data storytelling

The Author

Brent Dykes

Brent Dykes has spent more than 15 years in the analytics industry, consulting with some of the world’s most recognized brands, such as Microsoft, Sony, Nike, Amazon, and Comcast. Currently, he is the Senior Director of Data Strategy at Domo. As an analyst, manager, and technology evangelist at companies such as Omniture, Adobe, and Domo, Brent witnessed first-hand the challenges of communicating data effectively. With an educational background in marketing (SFU BBA, BYU MBA), he brings a unique perspective to data storytelling that blends both qualitative and quantitative skills.

Speaking at Rise Conference 2019
Rise - Hong Kong, China 2019
Crunch - Budapest, Hungary 2019

While honing his data storytelling frameworks and techniques over the past several years, Brent has shared his insights at multiple data conferences (Strata, RISE, Crunch, Adtech, Pubcon, Shop.org, Web Summit, and Adobe Summit) and corporate workshops around the world. In 2016, he was honored to receive the Most Influential Industry Contributor Award from the Digital Analytics Association (DAA).

Brent is a regular Forbes contributor with more than 30 published articles on various data topics. After publishing two books on digital analytics, he is now excited to share his passion for numbers and narrative in his new book, Effective Data Storytelling: How to Drive Change with Data, Narrative, and Visuals.

Digital Analytics Association and Forbes

The Book

Effective Data Storytelling

Master the art and science of data storytelling—with frameworks and techniques to help you craft compelling stories with data.

Effectively communicating with data is a necessity in organizations of all types and sizes. It’s often the crucial last mile in the analysis process that determines whether an insight will inspire action. Transforming data into visual communication is only one part of the picture—it’s just as important to engage your audience with a memorable and persuasive story. Narratives are more powerful than raw statistics, more enduring then pretty charts. Effective Data Storytelling teaches you how to communicate insights that influence decisions, inspire action, and drive change.