Franks is the author of Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave, which made Tom Peter's list of 2014 "Must Read" books and also the Top 10 Most Influential Translated Technology Books list from CSDN in China. His second book, The Analytics Revolution is forthcoming from Wiley.
Franks is a faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics, founded by leading analytics expert Tom Davenport, and an active speaker who has presented at dozens of events in recent years. His blog, Analytics Matters, addresses the transformation required to make analytics a core component of business decisions. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Applied Statistics from Virginia Tech and a Master's degree in Applied Statistics from North Carolina State University. More information is available here: http://www.bill-franks.com