catalog and culture

the first mile OF enterprise-wide analytics and insights

James Nanscawen | Chief Data Evangelist |  LinkedIn

James Nanscawen | Chief Data Evangelist | LinkedIn

About First Mile

First Mile is a NYC based boutique data consultancy. Our mission is simple - insights for everyone.

First Mile puts culture first. Though technology is important, to gain valuable insights and stay competitive, a data-driven mindset must be woven through the fabric of an organization’s culture. First Mile delivers this through self-service tools, trainers, data evangelists and change agents.

The data scientists come later.

About James

First Mile founder - James Nanscawen - brings over two decades of experience in data management, analytics, financial services and quality practices.

As Director of Enterprise Analytics, James helped Thomson Reuters establish data management capabilities and an enterprise-wide analytics competency.




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First Mile’s take - there is no better self-service analytics platform. Period.

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First Mile’s take - Sunil Soares (founder) is a thought leader in the Data Governance industry. Information Asset is the ideal partner for a complete end-to-end Data Governance solution.

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