Bill Powell, a 17-year data and analytics professional, is the director of enterprise architecture for Automotive Resources International (ARI). A passionate analytics advocate, Bill has presented in over 7 countries on how organizations that intertwine analytics with core business functions can create efficiencies, a culture of innovation, and turn customers into raving fans. He is responsible for developing and evolving ARI’s global IT system architecture to support the business strategy. Bill started at ARI in 1991 as an ASE certified technician in the operational segment and transitioned to IT in 1998 where his team was responsible for expanding ARI’s business intelligence solutions. He was promoted to manager, and subsequently, the director of Information Management with expanded responsibilities for ARI’s global database platforms and its data integration services. Bill holds a BS degree in Computing and Security Technology, summa cum laude, from Drexel University.