Thomas Altman is a data scientist, association expert and entrepreneur. His first introduction to the world of associations was a decade ago when he took a job implementing AMS solutions right out of graduate school. With a degree in applied statistics and machine learning, he immediately saw a gap in what associations were doing with data and what was possible. He saw data either go unused or used to create flashy dashboards that had no impact on helping associations deliver on their missions. Thomas quickly realized that analytics that don't lead to measurable action are, at best, entertainment and, at worst, a waste of resources. He's dedicated his career to changing that and helping associations create data-driven action plans so they can know what needs to be done and know that it's working.