He has over 10 years of management, operational, and entrepreneurial experience with technology, manufacturing, and services companies. He understands the challenges companies face in gathering relevant, real-time insights about their customers. Previously, he served as Scient’s director of strategy. Scient was the fastest growing services company in history. Before Scient, he worked on the team that launched esurance, the first online insurance company. Dan has been a visionary and a leader in social media analytics since the beginning. As a recognized industry thought leader on topics ranging from entrepreneurship, Big Data and marketing, he is an expert on the challenges companies face in gathering relevant, real-time insights about their customers. He has been quoted as an expert resource in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, iMedia Connection, and TecheCrunch and has appeared on Fox Business News.