Randy Bean | Executive Director
Randy Bean is founder and executive director of the Big Data for Social Justice Foundation, a private foundation focused on raising awareness of the application of Big Data to addressing global and community issues such as disease, famine, social inequality, and criminal justice disparities. Bean is an author, speaker, thought-leader, and chief executive officer of NewVantage Partners, a management consulting firm which advises corporate clients in the use and application of Big Data and analytics to address business challenges and opportunities, which he founded in 2001. He has written on the business and social impact of Big Data for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review, and is a frequent speaker and event moderator at national events on the subject of Big Data and analytics. Bean has been active in community and civic activities for nearly three decades. He has served as a mentor, advisor, speaker, and supporter of Year Up, whose mission is to provide professional career placement for urban youth, and has served on community and civic boards in the Boston area and in Stonington (CT), and at Washington University in St. Louis, from which Bean graduated in 1978.