Dan Sherman has been selling software and software related services for the past 20+ years for companies such as SAP, Workday, Hortonworks and ADP. Over that time Dan has had the opportunity to develop his skills and knowledge base in the area of Data and Analytics. In late 2015, Dan took a role as the Director of Data & Analytics for Graybar Electric. Graybar has historically provided analytics to their business users, but until Dan’s arrival, they had never put a focus to this area for the company. In this new role, Dan is responsible for the lifecycle of all data and analytics both internal and external to Graybar. Since starting, Dan and his newly established team have created governance and operational processes for Data Management, Corporate Analytics, Data Discovery and Emerging Technologies. These processes include technologies from SAP, Hadoop, Tableau and Business Objects, with more yet to come.