With a background in data architecture, Salesforce data consulting, and Einstein Analytics, Ron Steelman is the Global Practice Lead of Appirio's Data & Analytics Practice. In this month's profile with our typically wide range of questions, he discusses his role, reveals the global problem he'd like to see solved, and offers some words of wisdom.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation. I love to travel but hate how long it takes to get there.
If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
What is something you are passionate about?
Oddly enough, work. Unplugging is hard for me.
If you could go anywhere in the world to relax for a week, where would it be?
Azulik, the treehouse hotel in Tulum, Mexico (https://www.azulik.com/).
If you could pick up one new hobby and be very good at it, what would it be?
If you could fix one world problem, what would it be?
A lack of education (specifically STEM programs).
What is one piece of wisdom you have to share with us?
Don't conform to standardization or "the norm"; you are unique.
What is your favorite dessert?
Red velvet cake.
What does a Data & Analytics Practice Lead do for Appirio?
Ensure the continued success of projects that have data or analytics, contribute to sales channels, and empower a team of rock stars!
What attracted you to the company?
My work background is in building data teams and I have always enjoyed working with Salesforce as an end-user. Appirio offered me the opportunity to do this again, as well as to enter the Salesforce ecosystem at a different level.
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