The US economy has hit a relative high note – low unemployment and high company evaluations. So, why are some places still hurting and not growing? The answer is tied to dramatically different plights and outlooks of Americans based on where we live. Our economies are really local. I believe these differences are rooted in social-economic realities that are not obvious to many of us living in prosperous bubbles. I have assembled a set of maps and graphs that help us understand these drastic differences. In the world of analytics, data visualization is a critical capability in relating a story. These maps and graphs tell the story of two (or more) Americas. Let the pictures tell the story
1. Location of People
3. The growing and shrinking of our population by location
4. Median Household Income
5. County Level GDP Growth Rate
6. Poverty Levels
7. The Local 1%
8. Diversity (Racial and Ethnic)
9. People Moving to Prosperous Cities
10. Flight of Income away from High Tax States
The graphs and data suggest different outlooks based on where you live, whether you went to college, and certainly your level of economic prosperity. Big Data and Analytics can help us explore these realities and Data Visualization can help us with the story telling. There is a great deal to do in making all Americans prosperous.
Professor Walker provides keynote talks, seminars presentations, executive training programs, and executive briefings.
Recent talk topics enjoyed by clients have included:
“From Big Data to Big Profits: Getting the Most from Your Data and Analytics”
“Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Automation at Work”
“Winner Take All – Digital Strategy: From Data to Dominance”
“Success with an Inter-Generational Workforce: From Boomers to Millennials”
“FinTech, Payments, and Economic Trends and Outlooks in Consumer Lending”
“The World in 2050: Risks and Opportunities Ahead”
Exceptional executive training programs have included:
“Digital Disruption, Automation, Analytics, Data Science, the IoT, and the Big Data Wave”
“Master Course on Operational Risk: Measurement, Management, Leadership”
“Complete Course in Risk Management: Credit, Market, Operational, and Enterprise Risk”
“Cyber-security Training: Prevention, Preparation, and Post-Analysis”
“Managing Your Brand and Reputation in a Crisis.”
“Strategic Data-Driven Marketing”
“Enterprise Risk Management and the CRO”
About Russell Walker, Ph.D.
Professor Russell Walker helps companies develop strategies to manage risk and harness value through analytics and Big Data. He is Clinical Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. He has worked with many professional sports teams and leading marketing organizations through the Analytical Consulting Lab, an experiential class that he founded and leads at Kellogg.
His most recent book, From Big Data to Big Profits: Success with Data and Analytics is published by Oxford University Press (2015), which explores how firms can best monetize Big Data through digital strategies. He is the author of the text Winning with Risk Management (World Scientific Publishing, 2013), which examines the principles and practice of risk management through business case studies.
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