Drew Smith

Drew Smith

Drew Smith

With close to 20 years of experience, Drew has worked on both the business side of analytics, leveraging insights for business performance, and on the delivery side of analytics driving the use of enterprise analytics. As the Executive Director of IIA’s Analytics Leadership Consortium he engages with analytics thought leaders and top analytics practitioners in the IIA Community to deliver impactful meetings and valuable content, helping to keep analytics leaders in the lead.

Before joining IIA, he led the data analytics and governance team at IKEA’s global headquarters in Europe. He made heavy use of analytics in various leadership roles across the IKEA value chain in both the United States and Europe. He credits his business success largely to his early and avid adoption of analytics to help drive his decisions and is passionate about helping other organizations do the same. He received his MBA from Penn State and his undergraduate degree from Boston University.