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Portland, Ore. (February 16, 2021)The International Institute for Analytics (IIA), the leading independent analytics and data science research and advisory firm, today announced the appointment of analytics industry veteran Andy Walter to its board of directors. Mr. Walter has served as an advisor to IIA since 2018 and was an early IIA customer during his leadership of P&G’s analytics transformation as Senior Vice President, Global Business Services (GBS) & Global IT.

“We are thrilled to have Andy join our board at such a pivotal moment in IIA’s growth,” said Jack Phillips, CEO of IIA. “Andy brings leadership, industry expertise, and strategic thinking to the critical business challenges facing companies and organizations. His expertise and understanding of both the hurdles and outsized gains that leading enterprises experience along the data and analytics journey make him an outstanding addition to our team.”

Mr. Walter brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to IIA. With over 15 years of experience serving on multiple boards and in advisory roles, Mr. Walter has an extensive background in helping organizations with strategy and development. He provides strategic level advisory to a host of disruptive innovators in the analytics and digitization domains.

“We’re seeing an unprecedented acceleration in the digital and analytics transformation across every industry,” said Andy Walter. “Companies are either driving their leverage of data & analytics across all aspects of the enterprise and new business models or they are being disrupted by those that are. Any firm focused on measuring and improving their performance when it comes to data and analytics should be partnering with IIA. I’m incredibly excited to join the IIA Board at this inflection point.”

Mr. Walter currently serves as a member of the Digimarc Board (Nasdaq: DMRC), and a member of numerous non-profit boards including the Ovarian Cancer Alliance, Cincinnati Museum Center, and the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Walter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati.