October 1, 2012
TORONTO / NEW YORK – BuzzData, the leading data sharing company based in Toronto, Canada, is pleased to announce the addition of Dale Richards to its Board of Directors as Data Industry Advisor.
BuzzData wants anyone to be able to create and share visual, smart executive summaries from their data. BuzzData’s aim is to make it easy for people to communicate the key facts and figures, rather than just share files – saving people time and helping people make smart decisions.
BuzzData has completed Phase 1 of its plan – anyone can now set up their own place on the web (a Hive) to store and share important spreadsheets, other files and artifacts (links, visualizations, etc.) either privately or openly. A wide range of companies and organizations are currently using BuzzData to share data including the Economist, The Globe & Mail, Global News and the City of Toronto.
The company is now well progressed on Phase 2. BuzzData is embedding within Hives a range of best-in-class tools from third parties that will make it easy for anyone to interrogate, analyze and visualize data. People will then be able to arrange their work in such a way that highlights the key points in a visual and compelling way and allows them to tell the story in their data.
Dale Richards is currently President & Head of Data Strategy for First Derivatives plc (FDP.L), and Managing Director of Island 20 Ventures Inc, an information strategy advisory. Prior to FDP, he was CEO / Founder at LakeFront Data Ventures, a successful specialty data industry thought leader & boutique in the area of information & data strategy. Prior to LakeFront, Dale was with SunGard as Chief Data Officer, President of Enterprise Data Management (EDM). He was one of the 3 founding partners of the Enterprise Data Management council co-sponsored with IBM with over 80 global members. Prior to SunGard, Dale was President & CEO of FAME Information Services, a global software and data redistribution vendor to Energy and Financial markets. Under Dale, FAME was named Top Global Data Management Vendor for 3 years in a row. Prior to FAME, Dale was Founder, President & CEO of Benton Associates, a global consulting, software and data management company. Prior to Benton, Dale held senior marketing and sales roles with Reuters and with Interactive Data.
Mark Opausky, BuzzData’s CEO, commented, “We are very excited that Dale is joining the BuzzData team. Attracting someone with Dale’s unparalleled experience reflects well not only on our achievements as a company thus far but also on our vision that we’re busy delivering. His experience and understanding of the data space will be critical in helping BuzzData fit within the ‘data stack’ so that more and more companies and organizations use BuzzData to effectively create and communicate the key facts and figures from their data.”
Dale added “I am thrilled to be associated with BuzzData – it’s a cool company leading a new model in data past Big Data. Data has become sexy and BuzzData is at the forefront of providing the ability to take data, to understand it, to process it, to extract value from it, to visualize it, to communicate and collaborate – it’s going to be hugely important”.
BuzzData lets you create and share visual, smart executive summaries from your data. We give you the analysis and visualization tools you need to find the story in your data, and your own place on the web where you can store, share and find it. BuzzData makes it easy to move beyond files to the key facts and figures and to communicate them visually and effectively.
Everyone wants to know what the data says – so let the facts speak for themselves with BuzzData.
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