Data-minded as we are around here, I started my morning by checking my All Analytics stats. This, it turns out, is the 870th blog I've written since the site launched on June 27, 2011. It's also my last.
As of this writing, I'm taking off my hat as editor in chief of AllAnalytics.com and passing it along to Jim Connolly. Regular readers will have come to know Jim over the last several months, imparting his wit and wisdom as he has been here since joining the editorial team this past July.
Jim has been a joy to have as a fellow editor here on All Analytics, and I'm happy to be leaving the site in such capable hands. A quintessential journalist, Jim never takes things at face value -- and over these past few months he's poked and prodded us into doing the same. Jim will be the perfect guide for All Analytics community members navigating through this crazy world of big data and high-stakes analytics into which we've landed.
I'm excited, too, to have David Wagner on board as the new All Analytics community editor. (See: Hello, A2.) While a site newbie, Dave is no stranger to community development, having held that responsibility at our sister sites EnterpriseEfficiency.com (now defunct) and, more recently, InformationWeek.com. I have no doubt Dave will follow through on his promise to bring "a fresh viewpoint, good information, and some fun" to All Analytics.
I've enjoyed my time here at All Analytics, and while the site will be gone from my day-to-day professional responsibilities, it will not be forgotten. I look forward to seeing what all Jim and Dave, your new dynamic duo, have in store for the All Analytics community. From what I know so far, you should hold on tight for some great radio, video chat, and online learning (through the All Analytics Academy) programs slated in coming months.
At this time, I'd also like to give a nod to all the wonderful analytics, business, and IT professionals I've had the pleasure of meeting in my time here at All Analytics. The list is a long one, filled with experts from business and academia, and so I won't be able to name names in the space allotted. But thanks to all who have shared their insight as bloggers, radio show or video guests, Academy lecturers, message board contributors, and sources. You rock.
Thanks, too, to SAS, without which this site would not be possible. It's been an honor to work with a company so dedicated to establishing thought leadership around business analytics and devoted to nurturing the next generation of analytics professionals.
So that leaves me. In case any of you are wondering, my next career move will take me into the areas of enterprise collaboration and communication. I'll be staying within the UBM Tech family, becoming managing editor of the No Jitter website, which is about "sharing insight for the connected enterprise," and co-program chair of the annual Enterprise Connect conference. I hope our IT readers will visit me there!
One last time, let me say, "Let's talk." You know where I'll be in 2015. How about you? Where will your journey take you over the coming year? What are your career goals? How do you plan on achieving them? Share below!
— Beth Schultz, , Editor in Chief, AllAnalytics.com