About Edge Analytics

Dean Pickett
Managing Partner

Dean is the Managing Partner with Edge Analytics, LLC, which specializes in Data & Analytics. He is a data and analytics leader with over 25 years of experience including Fortune 20 and 100 companies. He leverages data, as well as, agile and lean methods to transform how organizations approach work.

Dean is passionate about helping companies realize the value of untapped data and uses analytics to improve business performance and decisions making. Dean has worked with health care, retail, manufacturing, and financial services leading organizations to establish enterprise data, business intelligence, and analytics practices.

Dean's previous roles include Director of Analytics Services at Cardinal Health, Practice Leader of Business Intelligence & Analytics at Sogeti USA, and Director of Business Aligned Services at TIAA-CREF. He holds numerous certifications in agile, lean six sigma, project management, and business intelligence.

Previous Events Include:
  • Speaker - Big Data & Analytics in Healthcare Summit
  • Speaker - Business Intelligence Innovation Summit
  • CDO Inner Circle - Cincinnati - (Governing Body)
  • LNA Enterprises, LLC - Leadership Council - Columbus, Ohio (Certified Active Member)


Dean was instrumental in the development and maturing of Cardinal Health's big data and analytics capabilities. His leadership skills created an analytics team that was responsive and enabled other analytics teams to leverage a data lake and build new edging edge analytics solutions. Dean's strategy of building a community of practice and data governance practices across Cardinal Health's decentralized analytics team created an environment of cross team collaboration and data sharing that finally created much needed synergies that leveraged Cardinal Health's scale.

Dean played a crucial role in establishing Cardinal Health’s Big Data environment and analytic capability. With his strategic leadership and strong technical background, he was able to partner with business partners to identify and deliver key analytics use cases. These use case were able to demonstrate real business value, (cost reduction of inventory, increase revenue, etc.). In addition, Dean established a analytics community of practice at Cardinal Health. The establishing of the CoP helped streamline business participation, collaboration and gain buy-in. Through these processes, partnerships and vision, Dean empowered other teams to the virtuous cycle of analytics based decision making into day-to-day operations at Cardinal health.