Joy Drey
Dean of Data Analytics
Western Governors University

Joe Dery joined Western Governors University’s College of IT as the VP & Dean of Data Analytics in summer, 2022. At WGU, Joe is working to help more than 3,000 analytics students learn how to effect change in their professional roles – surgically balancing mathematics, programming, and business influence skills. Prior to joining academia full-time, Joe spent much of his corporate career working for EMC – and later, Dell Technologies – where he joined as a “hands-on-keyboard” Data Scientist in 2011. Joe went on to hold leadership positions in Dell’s Sales, Finance, and Supply Chain organizations driving efforts in Data Science, Decision Intelligence, Digital Transformation, and BI. Across these domains, Joe’s efforts touched a wide variety of business problems, including ML-driven sales quota allocations, sales forecasting & opportunity prioritization, customer cross-sell/whitespace targeting, addressable marketing opportunity sizing, sales territory & supply chain optimizations, data/analytics upskilling, and the deployment of self-service BI. Building from his experiences, Joe is often invited to speak on the crucial role of decision intelligence frameworks, change management, and “improv” in bringing analytics solutions to life. Joe holds a Ph.D in Business Analytics & an M.S. in Marketing Analytics, both from Bentley University.

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