Craig Brown PhD

Dr. Craig Brown is a Chief Information Officer, Chief Data Scientist, and Chief Data Officer Consultant that helps enterprises reach higher levels of Strategy Alignment with Business, Portfolio Management, IT Architecture, IT Vision & Roadmap, Technology Planning, Initiative Definition, Strategic Sourcing, Vendor Management, RFP Process, Outsourcing and Offshoring, Competitive Analysis, Cloud and Virtualization Considerations, Contract Negotiations, Process Management/Improvement, Supply Chain, ITIL, Program Management Office, Project Management, Metrics and Scorecards, IT / Business Communications, and IT Operations.

Dr. Brown utilizes his 30+ year information technology background, knowledge, thought leadership, technical expertise, and industry experience that span across the following industries; Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Telecommunication, Technology, Publishing, Banking & Financial Services, Waste, Agricultural, Food Services, Pharmaceutical, Energy, Retail, Real Estate, Chemicals, Utility, and Education.

In addition to the CIO strategic support provided, Dr. Brown is a Subject Matter Expert within various data-driven and data focused innovations. Dr. Brown brings 10+ years of experience within the areas of Big Data Ecosystems, Data Science Technologies, Data Integration Architecture, SQL Database Technologies, NoSQL Database Technologies, Private and Public Cloud Technologies including both On-Premise and Cloud Data Warehouse Technologies. Dr. Brown has 15+ years of experience developing and executing on data strategies, data integration, infrastructure road maps that include data-drive, data intelligence, and infrastructure.

Dr. Brown has a true passion for learning, earning six university degrees, including a doctorate in Management Information Systems, a doctorate in Computer Information Systems, a Doctorate in Computer Engineering, a Masters in Business Administration and a BS in both Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Brown has also earned 25+ technical certifications including certifications in Big Data, Database, and Data Science, just to name a few.

Dr. Brown is also an author, mentor, and community-based advocate for bringing technology and people into a common space. Sharing news about technological innovations, the latest capabilities, and industry to enterprise level changes, with a focus on data, is Dr. Brown's passion.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Craig Brown, PhD and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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