Cassidy Shield is the SVP Marketing at Narrative Science and the Leading with Data Podcast Host and does everything with data.

Why we love it

We live in data, but most people don't understand how to read or comprehend data.

Dashboards have become pretty but confusing.

Actionable insights have become harder and harder to understand.

Big charts are pretty but they suck to interpret, the idea that we can and might be able to move to a future with plain English reporting telling people what to action - this is the dream.

Data requires a storyteller, but should it?

There is a thread in the comments that points out one of the biggest things we see as a hassle, copy and pasting things to create a report. This should be automated.

What we'd love to know more about

How do we get past the status quo?

New companies are coming out daily that are glorified dashboards which are great, but there's information behind all the dashboards, the why that goes missing. How do we change this?