Andy Walter

Former Head of Business Intelligence at P&G

With over 25 years of experience, Andy’s career has spanned a variety of assignments including Global R&D;, Product Supply & Manufacturing, Marketing, and International Sales & Operations. Andy also designed and led the industry-leading Business Intelligence / Analytics journey across P&G.; Under his leadership, P&G; received the first-ever Excellence in Analytics Award by The International Institute of Analytics.
His teams have also been recognized with CIO 100 Awards in 2010, 2011, and 2012. In 2013, Harvard Business School added a P&G-based; case study to their analytics’ curriculum. Andy credits such recognition to clear “Play to Win” strategy choices, relentless talent development, and breakthrough strategic partnerships. His team delivered the largest M&A; portfolio in the history of P&G;…over $12B in transformation of the largest CPG company in the world. Andy is driven by the belief that people and relationships make the difference—that “The day we claim success is the day we fail.” An inspirational and in-touch leader in diversity, organization design, strategic partner management, and industry influence, he’s clear that value comes from execution where it matters most… with consumers!
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati. Andy serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for Digimarc (NYSE: DMRC), Board & Strategic Advisor for Fractal Analytics, Virtualitics (a CalTech/JPL Analytics Startup), & Ivy Mobility, and as Trustee and Treasurer for the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati. He has helped steer the discipline, serving on program committees that include the ACM’s Conferences on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI), and Tangible and Embedded Interfaces (TEI). Prior to JPL, Dr. Davidoff taught Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University, and earlier was Principal Designer at Scott Davidoff Design. Dr. Davidoff has a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction, an MS in Computer Science (Research), and an M.HCI in Human-Computer Interaction (Practice), all from Carnegie Mellon.