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.