Welcome! My name is Anthony Smoak. I’ve been a data professional for many years working at various Fortune 500 companies. My interests lie primarily within the technology and business spaces. I’ve been a data analyst (SQL, VBA, Access), financial analyst (too much manual Excel), BI developer (SQL Server, Cognos) and paid lots of dues supporting risk data marts in back office banking. Despite the proliferation of fancy data titles out there, I will always consider myself a data analyst at heart.
I’m a Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) that holds an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business and a Master of Science in Information Management from Syracuse University. I’m also a magna cum laude graduate of Clark Atlanta University with a B.S. in Computer Science.
I created this blog to share commentary on data visualization tools (most notably Tableau), company technology strategy and selected content that I have generated during my years of graduate study and after-work research on nights and weekends.
In addition to this blog, you can follow me on Twitter at @AnthonySmoak.
The postings on this blog are based upon my own personal research, thoughts and techniques. This blog does not reflect the opinions, positions or strategies of my employer. Thoughts were either completed on my own time or during 4 years of graduate study.