About Allen Hillery
I’m a data storyteller who’s passionate about building community and curating articles that highlight the importance of data narratives. I’ve spent 20 years in Fortune 500 companies using data analysis and analytics to help sales and marketing leaders make informed decisions. What I’ve learned is that numbers alone are not memorable and managers are not making decisions solely based on them. Empathy and communication are key in getting the work done. I created Data Heroes to spotlight notable figures who used data to make an impact on society. In reading these stories it’s my goal to inspire others to appreciate the art of telling their own.
I’m a lifetime New Yorker (with a brief stint on the west coast) who holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Computer Information Systems. Although my path to data has been a more technical one, I’m here to help you understand that it’s not the only journey. You don’t have to be a data scientist to be data literate.