The 2017, Top 50
Data Driven CEO’s

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As we roll into 2017, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the some of the world’s top data driven companies and their CEO’s.

To gather this list, I researched LinkedIn results for all fortune 500 company. I determined how many employees had the title of data scientist in each organization. Additionally, I observed how many open data scientist positions could be found on Indeed.com for each company.

By taking the sum of these two numbers, I was able to produce a ranked list of the top 50, data driven, fortune 500 companies, and the CEO’s leading the way.

I realize there may be other positions and personnel in a company doing data scientist related work without the “data scientist” job title. However, this list should give the reader a high level view of the CEOs and fortune 500 companies who most value hiring data scientist to strengthen their business. Enjoy!

50. Marillyn Hewson

Lockheed Martin


Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin (#60 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 14 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 4 open data scientist positions. This positions Lockheed Martin and CEO Marillyn Hewson at #50 in our top 50 list.

Marillyn A. Hewson is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation.

In her over 30 years with Lockheed Martin, she has held a variety of increasingly responsible executive positions with the Corporation, including President and Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Electronic Systems business area.LinkedIn

49. Tricia Griffith

Progressive



Tricia Griffith, CEO of Progressive (#137 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 16 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 2 open data scientist positions. This positions Progressive and CEO Tricia Griffith at #49 in our top 50 list.

Tricia Griffith was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Insurance, in July 2016.

Tricia joined Progressive as a claims representative in 1988 and held several managerial positions in the Claims division before being named Chief Human Resources Officer in 2002. In 2008, she returned to Claims as the group president, overseeing all claims functions.

Progressive has a culture that celebrates the person you are, the ideas you bring, and the energy you invest which has been a key reason Tricia has built a career there.LinkedIn

48. Thomas Kennedy

Raytheon


Thomas Kennedy, CEO of Raytheon (#120 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 17 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 1 open data scientist position. This positions Progressive and CEO Thomas Kennedy at #48 in our top 50 list.

Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy is Chief Executive Officer for Raytheon Company and a member of its board of directors.

Dr. Kennedy holds a doctorate in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles; bachelor and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rutgers University and the Air Force Institute of Technology, respectively.LinkedIn

47. James Gorman

Morgan Stanley


James Gorman, CEO of Morgan Stanley (#78 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 15 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 4 open data scientist positions. This positions Progressive and CEO James Gorman at #47 in our top 50 list.

James P. Gorman is Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, a leading global financial services firm.

Mr. Gorman became CEO in January, 2010, and Chairman in January, 2012. He previously served since December, 2007 as Co-President of Morgan Stanley, and has also served as Co-Head of Corporate Strategy. He joined Morgan Stanley in February, 2006 as President and Chief Operating Officer of Wealth Management.LinkedIn

46. Edward Breen

Dupont



Edward Breen, CEO of DuPont (#101 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 18 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 1 open data scientist position. This positions Progressive and CEO Edward Breen at #46 in our top 50 list.

Edward D. Breen, 60, is chair of the board and CEO. He joined the DuPont board of directors in February 2015, was named interim chair of the board and CEO on Oct. 16, 2015, and assumed his current role Nov. 9, 2015.

Mr. Breen has been awarded numerous governance awards including being named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics” by Ethisphere.Dupont

45. Kenneth Frazier

Merck



Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck (#72 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 18 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 1 open data scientist position. This positions Merck and CEO Kenneth Frazier at #45 in our top 50 list.

Kenneth Frazier is the chairman and CEO of the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. (known as MSD outside of North America). After joining Merck & Co. as general counsel, he directed the company’s defense against litigation over the anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx.

Frazier is the second African-American to lead a major pharmaceutical company.Wikipedia

44. Alex Gorsky

Johnson & Johnson



Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson (#39 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 19 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 1 open data scientist position. This positions Johnson & Johnson and CEO Alex Gorsky at #44 in our top 50 list.

Alex Gorsky is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson. Alex is the seventh person to serve as Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson since it became a publicly traded company in 1944.

The world today requires the very best that Johnson & Johnson has to offer, and we are constantly striving to come up with ways we can innovate and lead.
Alex Gorsky & jnj.com

43. David Taylor

Procter & Gamble


David Taylor, CEO of Procter & Gamble (#34 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 19 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 2 open data scientist positions. This positions Procter & Gamble and CEO David Taylor at #43 in our top 50 list.

David Taylor is P&G’s Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer.

David joined P&G in 1980. He spent the first decade of his career in P&G’s Product Supply organization, where he managed production and operations at a number of plants.

In the early 1990’s, David transferred into P&G brand management, where he has helped build many of the company’s core businesses including Baby Care, Family Care, Hair Care and Home Care. He has led global businesses, living and working in North America, Europe, and Asia.LinkedIn

42. Carlos Rodriguez

ADP



Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of ADP (#248 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 21 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 1 open data scientist position. This positions ADP and CEO Carlos Rodriguez at #42 in our top 50 list.

Mr. Rodriguez was named President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2011.

Carlos has been with ADP since 1999, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2011, and previously as President of National Account Services and Employer Services International. He joined ADP through its acquisition of Vincam, where he served initially as CFO for a short period before becoming President of ADP TotalSource. Under his leadership, TotalSource became the fastest growing, as well as the largest, Professional Employer Organization (PEO) in the industry.adp.com

41. Mark Parker

Nike



Mark Parker, CEO of Mark Parker (#91 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 23 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 1 open data scientist position. This positions Nike and CEO Mark Parker at #41 in our top 50 list.

Long before he was named Chairman, President and CEO of NIKE, Inc., Mark Parker was leading the company in other ways.

After running competitively at Penn State University, Parker joined Nike as one of our first footwear designers back in 1979. And he’s been at the center of Nike innovation ever since. For more than 30 years, he’s brought innovative concepts and engineering expertise into such vital roles as Vice President of Consumer Product Marketing, Vice President of Global Footwear and Co-President of the Nike Brand.

He’s led the way for Nike Air and a multitude of industry-breakthroughs in product design. In addition to helping lead the continued growth of the Nike brand, Parker is responsible for the growth of NIKE, Inc.’s global business portfolio, which includes Converse Inc. and Hurley International LLC. nike.com

40. Steven Kandarian

MetLife


Steven Kandarian, CEO of MetLife (#40 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 23 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 1 open data scientist position. This positions Microsoft and CEO Satya Nadella at #40 in our top 50 list.

Steven A. Kandarian is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs to approximately 100 million customers in nearly 50 markets around the world.

He became president and CEO on May 1, 2011 and chairman of the board of directors on January 1, 2012. For 2015, MetLife had nearly $70 billion in revenue.metlife.com

39. Chuck Robbins

Cisco Systems


Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco Systems (#54 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 17 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 9 open data scientist positions. This positions Cisco Systems and CEO Chuck Robbins at #39 in our top 50 list.

I began my career as an application developer, as I enjoyed creating technology that solved business problems in new ways. I also thrived on creating technology that people simply loved. I still have that passion today.

As a sales leader and executive at Cisco for over 17 years, I have built and led teams that drive incredible innovation to solve our customers’ biggest challenges. I engage with our customers and our teams across every Cisco customer segment, on every technology in our portfolio, and in all our geographies around the world.

I absolutely love change, and when things are dynamic and moving fast, I am most energized. I believe in acting boldly to accelerate things that are working and change those that are not. I am at my best leading teams of inspired people to drive tremendous results and make the world a better place.linkedin

38. Craig Menear

Home Depot


Craig Menear, CEO of Home Depot (#28 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 22 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 4 open data scientist positions. This positions Cisco Systems and CEO Craig Menear at #38 in our top 50 list.

Craig Menear is chairman, CEO and president of The Home Depot. Craig brings decades of product, supply chain, online and marketing expertise to his role during a time when the retail landscape is rapidly changing.

Before joining The Home Depot in 1997, Craig served in various roles with retailers such as IKEA, Builders Emporium, Grace Home Centers and Montgomery Ward in addition to also previously operating his own independent retail business.

Craig earned a bachelor of arts degree from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. He currently serves on the board of the Atlanta Committee for Progress.

“My best days are those that I get to spend with associates and customers in our stores, distribution centers and call centers. Watching our culture and values in action is an amazing thing – it’s our competitive advantage.”homedepot.com

37. Mark Durcan

Micron Technology


Mark Durcan, CEO of Micron Technology (#173 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 23 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 3 open data scientist position(s). This positions Micron Technology and CEO Mark Durcan at #37 in our top 50 list.

Mark Durcan is Chief Executive Officer of Micron Technology.

A 30-year company veteran, Mr. Durcan rose from his first role as a Process Integration Engineer to Chief Technical Officer, President, and, ultimately, CEO in 2012. Under his leadership, the company has delivered the innovation that makes Micron one of the top memory manufacturers in the world.

Mr. Durcan is a key technical decision maker in bringing Micron’s next-generation technologies to market. He has expanded Micron’s global presence and enhanced its capabilities with strategic acquisitions, including Elpida (2012), Qimonda AG’s ownership in Inotera Memories, Inc. (2008), and Toshiba’s DRAM business (2001). He has also forged long-lasting partnerships with industry leaders such as Intel.micron.com

36. Wesley Bush

Northrop Grumman



Wesley Bush, CEO of Northrop Grumman (#118 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 20 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 7 open data scientist position(s). This positions Northrop Grumman and CEO Wesley Bush at #36 in our top 50 list.

Wes Bush is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leader in global security.

Bush earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also completed the University of California, Los Angeles’ Executive Management Program. Bush serves on the board of directors of Norfolk Southern Corporation, as well as the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Aerospace Industries Association, Business-Higher Education Forum, Conservation International and the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation.northropgrumman.com

35. Mark Bertolini

Aetna



Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna (#46 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 23 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 6 open data scientist position(s). This positions Aetna and CEO Mark Bertolini at #35 in our top 50 list.

In 2015, Mr. Bertolini was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare for his efforts to promote measures that increase access, lower costs and improve quality of health care. He meets regularly with state and federal policymakers to further these efforts and share Aetna’s vision for a consumer-centric health care system.

Mr. Bertolini has also been recognized as a leader in corporate social responsibility for his historic decision to raise Aetna’s base wage to $16 per hour and reduce out-of-pocket medical expenses for low-income households.

In recognition of this decision, he was named to Fortune’s 2015 list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and also to the 2015 Politico 50. Mr. Bertolini continues to encourage other employers to follow Aetna’s example by promoting his philosophy that corporations should “do well by doing good.”aetna.com

34. Frank D’Souza

Cognizant Technology Solutions



Frank D’Souza, CEO of Cognizant Technology Solutions (#230 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 29 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 0 open data scientist position(s). This positions Cognizant Technology Solutions and CEO Frank D’Souza at #34 in our top 50 list.

Mr. D’Souza is Cognizant’s CEO and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. As CEO, he is responsible for managing Cognizant’s growth as a leading provider of global consulting, information technology and outsourcing services. During his tenure as CEO, Cognizant’s employee base has grown from 55,000 to over 250,000. As a result of its strong growth, Cognizant has been named a member of the S&P 500, the Fortune 500, the Forbes Global 2000 and one of Forbes’ Fastest Growing Tech Companies.

The son of an Indian diplomat, Mr. D’Souza is a global citizen who has lived in nine different countries and traveled to many others. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Macau and his MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University.cognizant.com

33. David Cote

Honeywell International



David Cote, CEO of Honeywell International (#75 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 27 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 3 open data scientist position(s). This positions Honeywell International and CEO David Cote at #33 in our top 50 list.

Dave Cote is chairman and CEO of Honeywell, a $40 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. He was elected president, CEO, and a member of Honeywell’s Board in February 2002, and named chairman of the Board on July 1, 2002.

Cote earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire, and, in 2011, the University presented him with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. In 2009, Cote was made an honorary professor at the Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Beijing, China. In 2001, Cote received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University.LinkedIn

32. Ian Read

Pfizer


Ian Read, CEO of Pfizer (#55 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 30 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 3 open data scientist position(s). This positions Pfizer and CEO Ian Read at #32 in our top 50 list.

Ian C. Read is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer, one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, which brings therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives. These include medicines, vaccines, and many of the world’s best-known consumer healthcare products.

Ian received his B.Sc. in chemical engineering from London University Imperial College in 1974. He earned his Chartered Accountants certification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales in 1978.pfizer.com

31. Steve Hemsley

UnitedHealth Group



Steve Hemsley, CEO of UnitedHealth Group (#6 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 25 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 9 open data scientist position(s). This positions UnitedHealth Group and CEO Steve Hemsley at #31 in our top 50 list.

Steve Hemsley was named chief executive officer and president, UnitedHealth Group, on Nov. 30, 2006, and is a member of the company’s board of directors. He previously served as president and chief operating officer, UnitedHealth Group. Hemsley joined the company in June 1997.unitedhealthgroup.com

30. Brian Roberts

Comcast



Brian L. Roberts, CEO of Comcast (#37 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 29 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 5 open data scientist position(s). This positions Comcast and CEO Brian L. Roberts at #30 in our top 50 list.

Brian L. Roberts is Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation. Under his leadership, Comcast has grown into a global Fortune 50 company uniquely positioned at the intersection of media and technology with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.

Brian has worked at Comcast since graduating from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was named President of Comcast Corporation in 1990 when the company had $657 million in annual revenue. Comcast Corporation’s annual revenue has since grown to $74.5 billion. comcast.com

29. Dara Khosrowshahi

Expedia



Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia (#385 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 37 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 2 open data scientist position(s). This positions Expedia and CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at #29 in our top 50 list.

Dara Khosrowshahi is president and CEO of Expedia, Inc., which operates more than 150 travel booking sites in more than 70 countries worldwide across its portfolio of online travel brands including Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz Worldwide, Hotwire, Travelocity, Egencia, HomeAway, Inc., Venere, trivago and Wotif Group. Under his leadership, Expedia, Inc. has grown to become one of the largest online travel companies in the world. Furthermore, he has served as a member of the Fanatics.com board of directors since November 2013 and in May 2015 he was elected to the board of directors of the New York Times Company.

Khosrowshahi holds a BA in Engineering from Brown University.expediainc.com

28. Meg Whitman

HP


Meg Whitman, CEO of HP (#20 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 38 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 2 open data scientist position(s). This positions HP and CEO Meg Whitman at #28 in our top 50 list.

Meg Whitman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Previously, Meg served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Hewlett-Packard Company from 2011 through 2015, as well as Chairman of the Board from 2014 through 2015, leading the company’s turnaround and subsequent separation into two companies – Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. Meg is also the Chairman of the Board of HP Inc.

Meg served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc. from 1998 to 2008, where she oversaw its growth from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue.hpe.com

27. Brian Moynihan

Bank of America



Brian T. Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America Corp. (#26 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 39 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 1 open data scientist position(s). This positions Bank of America Corp. and CEO Brian T. Moynihan at #27 in our top 50 list.

Brian Moynihan leads a team of more than 200,000 employees dedicated to making financial lives better for people, companies of every size, and institutional investors across the United States and around the world.

In his more than 20 years at Bank of America, Moynihan has run each of the major customer and client businesses: consumer and small business banking, wealth management, and corporate and investment banking.

Under his stewardship as CEO, the company has simplified its operations, built capital and liquidity to its highest levels, and developed a straightforward business model providing core financial services to customers and clients. Bank of America also is consistently recognized as a top employer, including by Working Mother magazine, the Human Rights Campaign, and G.I. Jobs magazine. The company received the 2013 Department of Defense Freedom Award for support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.bankofamerica.com

26. Bruce Broussard

Humana



Bruce D. Broussard, CEO of Humana (#52 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 39 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 2 open data scientist position(s). This positions Humana and CEO Bruce D. Broussard at #26 in our top 50 list.

Bruce D. Broussard is currently Chief Executive Officer and President at Humana Inc. As of March 2016 he is negotiating the merger of the company with Aetna. If the federal government approves the merger between the two rivals, Broussard will receive $40.2 million if he resigns or is let go. The “golden parachute” compensation package includes a $6 million severance payout with most of the remaining money coming from cashing out stock, regulatory disclosures reveal. The potential payout is one of the largest golden parachutes in the health insurance industry.

Bruce has a Bachelor of Business Arts from Texas A&M and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Houston.wikipedia

25. Douglas Oberhelman

Caterpillar



Douglas R. Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar (#59 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 42 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 2 open data scientist position(s). This positions Caterpillar and CEO Douglas R. Oberhelman at #25 in our top 50 list.

Doug Oberhelman was elected chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer (CEO) of Caterpillar Inc. in 2010.

Since becoming chairman and CEO, Oberhelman has led Caterpillar through accelerated business cycles, implementing cost-efficiencies and Lean manufacturing to simplify and improve global manufacturing and operations. He has also led the company to renew its focus on customers and reinforced its dedication to quality, sustainability and innovations critical to the success of Caterpillar customers and employees, and Cat dealers.

Oberhelman earned a B.A. in finance from Millikin University.LinkedIn

24. Mary Barra

GM


Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors (#8 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 44 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 2 open data scientist position(s). This positions General Motors and CEO Mary Barra at #24 in our top 50 list.

Mary Barra is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company. Barra was elected Chairman of the GM Board of Directors on January 4, 2016, and has served as CEO of GM since January 15, 2014.

Under Barra’s leadership, GM is focused on strengthening its core business of building great cars, trucks and crossovers, while also working to lead the transformation of personal mobility through advanced technologies such as connectivity, electrification, autonomous driving and car sharing. Barra has also established a strategic direction based on putting the customer at the center of everything the company does, all around the world.gm.com

23. Reed Hastings

Netflix



Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix (#379 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 37 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 10 open data scientist position(s). This positions Netflix and CEO Reed Hastings at #23 in our top 50 list.

Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix in 1997.

In 1991, Reed founded Pure Software, which made tools for software developers. After a 1995 IPO, and several acquisitions, Pure was acquired by Rational Software in 1997.

Reed is an active educational philanthropist and served on the California State Board of Education from 2000 to 2004. He is currently on the board of several educational organizations including CCSA, DreamBox Learning, KIPP, and Pahara, and the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley.

Reed is also a board member of Facebook, and was on the board of Microsoft from 2007 to 2012.

Reed received a BA from Bowdoin College in 1983, and an MSCS in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University in 1988. Between Bowdoin and Stanford, Reed served in the Peace Corps as a high school math teacher in Swaziland. Reed is married with two children.netflix.com

22. Peter Hancock

AIG



Peter Hancock, CEO of AIG (#49 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 40 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 8 open data scientist position(s). This positions AIG and CEO Peter Hancock at #22 in our top 50 list.

Peter D. Hancock was named President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG in September 2014, when he was also elected to the AIG Board of Directors. Previously, Peter served as CEO of AIG Property Casualty. He joined AIG in 2010 as Executive Vice President, Finance, Risk, and Investments.

Peter has spent his entire career in financial services, including 20 years at J.P. Morgan, where he established the Global Derivatives Group, ran the Global Fixed Income business and Global Credit portfolio, and served as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer. He co-founded and served as President of Integrated Finance Limited, an advisory firm specializing in strategic risk management, asset management, and innovative pension solutions. He joined AIG from KeyCorp, where he was Vice Chairman, responsible for Key National Banking.

Peter was raised in Hong Kong and later attended Oxford University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in politics, philosophy, and economics.LinkedIn

21. Ken Chenault

American Express


Ken Chenault, CEO of American Express (#85 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 52 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 1 open data scientist position(s). This positions American Express and CEO Ken Chenault at #21 in our top 50 list.

Ken Chenault serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Express Company, April 2001 to present. Mr. Chenault joined American Express in 1981 and was named President of the U.S. division of American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. in 1993, Vice Chairman of American Express Company in 1995, President and Chief Operating Officer in 1997 and Chief Executive Officer in January 2001. Mr. Chenault serves as a director of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and The Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Chenault is a member of The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and a trustee of the NYU Langone Medical Center.americanexpress.com

20. Marc Benioff

Salesforce.com



Marc Benioff, CEO of salesforce.com (#386 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 53 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 4 open data scientist position(s). This positions salesforce.com and CEO Marc Benioff at #20 in our top 50 list.

Marc Benioff is chairman and CEO of Salesforce. A pioneer of cloud computing, Benioff founded the company in 1999 with a vision to create a new kind of enterprise software company, with a new technology model based in the cloud, a new pay-as-you-go business model and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. Under his leadership, Salesforce has grown from a groundbreaking idea into a Fortune 500 company, the fastest-growing top ten software company in the world and the largest CRM company.

For its revolutionary approach, Salesforce has been named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies five years in a row by Forbes Magazine, one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies in the software industry four years in a row, and a Fortune Best Company to Work For eight years in a row. salesforce.com

19. Hugh Grant

Monsanto



Hugh Grant, CEO of Monsanto (#189 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 57 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 8 open data scientist position(s). This positions Monsanto and CEO Hugh Grant at #19 in our top 50 list.

Hugh Grant worked in Scotland from 1981 to 1991 for the then US-based Monsanto Company and then was appointed global strategy director in the agriculture division, based in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1995, he became managing director for the company’s Asia-Pacific region and in 1998, co-president of the agriculture division.

The 20th-century Monsanto Company, in the midst of a roughly five-year series of mergers and spin-offs that had the effect of reducing its focus on chemicals in favor of biotechnology), legally ceased to exist in 2000. A new Monsanto Company was created and Grant became executive vice president and chief operating officer of this new Monsanto. In 2003, he became president and chief executive officer and joined the board of directors.wikipedia

18. Brian Cornell

Target


Brian Cornell, CEO of Target (#38 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 64 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 5 open data scientist position(s). This positions Target and CEO Brian Cornell at #18 in our top 50 list.

Brian Cornell is board chairman and CEO of Target Corp. He is responsible for Target’s global business, including nearly 1,800 U.S. stores and Target.com, more than 341,000 team members and millions of guests. Cornell leads the retailer’s executive leadership team in accelerating Target’s performance, advancing its digital evolution and delivering on its “Expect More. Pay Less.” promise to guests.target.com

17. Michael Dell

Dell EMC



Michael Dell, CEO of Dell EMC (#113 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 69 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 1 open data scientist position(s). This positions Dell EMC and CEO Michael Dell at #17 in our top 50 list.

Michael Dell is chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies, a unique family of businesses encompassing Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware. Dell Technologies is an innovator and technology leader providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important information.

With revenues of $74B and more than 140,000 team members, Dell Technologies is one of the world’s largest IT companies serving the needs of global corporations and governments to small businesses and consumers. The company’s unique structure allows innovative, fast-moving startups to co-exist with, and leverage, the global reach and trusted reputation of the large enterprise. delltechnologies.com

16. Devin Wenig

eBay



Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay (#300 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 69 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 4 open data scientist position(s). This positions eBay and CEO Devin Wenig at #16 in our top 50 list.

Devin Wenig is a purpose-driven global technology leader. He became CEO in July 2015, after overseeing eBay’s Marketplaces business as its President for nearly four years. Devin joined eBay in September 2011.

Under Devin’s leadership, eBay has become one of the world’s top 30 brands, and has grown annual Gross Merchandise Volume from $60.3 billion in 2011 to $82 billion in 2015. During this period, eBay added 64 million active buyers, to a total of 162 million.

During his tenure at eBay, Devin has led key strategic initiatives including a sustained shift to mobile/multiscreen; redefining design standards across eBay; extending global reach for users through cross-border trade; and introducing new categories such as Fashion, Deals, Art, Live Auctions, and Local services.ebayinc.com

15. Doug McMillon

Walmart



Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart (#1 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 71 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 5 open data scientist position(s). This positions Walmart and CEO Doug McMillon at #15 in our top 50 list.

Doug McMillon is the president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Walmart).

As CEO, Doug leads a strong management team that is working to deliver Walmart’s mission of “saving people money so they can live better.” Under his leadership, Walmart is bringing together its stores, logistics network and digital commerce capabilities in new ways to empower customers to shop whenever, wherever and however they want.walmart.com

14. Dennis Muilenburg

Boeing



Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of Boeing (#24 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 75 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 1 open data scientist position(s). This positions Boeing and CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg at #14 in our top 50 list.

Dennis Muilenburg is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company.

Muilenburg, 53, oversees the strategic direction of the Chicago-based, $96.1 billion aerospace company. With more than 150,000 employees across the United States and in more than 65 countries, Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and top U.S. exporter. It is the leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes, military aircraft, and defense, space and security systems; it supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 nations.LinkedIn

13. Randall Stephenson

AT&T



Randall L. Stephenson, CEO of AT&T (#10 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 75 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 2 open data scientist position(s). This positions AT&T and CEO Randall L. Stephenson at #13 in our top 50 list.

Randall was named to his current position in 2007. Since then, AT&T has invested to become a global leader in providing integrated communications services to businesses and consumers, from video entertainment, high-speed Internet and mobility, to IP network services and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Today, AT&T offers video entertainment to more than 26 million customers in the United States and more than 19 million customers in Latin America, including Mexico and the connections to more than 1 million U.S. business locations; global IP network services that connect 3.5 million businesses on 6 continents representing 99% of the world’s economy; high-speed Internet connections to 57 million U.S. customer locations; and more than 26 million IoT devices and sensors connected to its network.att.com

12. Dan Schulman

PayPal



Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal (#307 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 80 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 1 open data scientist position(s). This positions PayPal and CEO Dan Schulman at #12 in our top 50 list.

President and CEO designee Dan Schulman joined PayPal in 2014 to lead the company into its next phase as an independent business, following the announcement of its separation from eBay slated for 2015. A former collegiate athlete, and practitioner of martial arts, Dan was attracted to PayPal’s competitive edge. With his deep experience in payments and mobile technology, Dan will lead PayPal in exploring unique growth opportunities on a global scale and provide both consumers and merchants with superior value.

Dan previously served as Group President of Enterprise Growth at American Express where he led global strategy to expand the company’s alternative mobile and online payment services. Under his leadership, American Express successfully launched its next-generation digital payments platform, developed non-traditional sources of revenue and introduced a suite of payment products to expand the company’s demographic and geographic reach.paypal-corp.com

11. Mark Fields

Ford Motor



Mark Fields, CEO of Ford Motor (#9 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 76 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 8 open data scientist position(s). This positions Ford Motor and CEO Mark Fields at #11 in our top 50 list.

Mark Fields is president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company, effective July 1, 2014. He also is a member of the company’s board of directors.

Under Fields’ leadership, Ford is expanding its business model to be both an auto and a mobility company. The company is committed to growing and investing in its core business of designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility – the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and data and analytics.ford.com

10. Lowell McAdam

Verizon



Lowell McAdam, CEO of Verizon (#13 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 72 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 17 open data scientist position(s). This positions Verizon and CEO Lowell McAdam at #10 in our top 50 list.

Lowell C. McAdam is chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, a leading provider of wireless, fiber-optic and global Internet networks and services. He was named CEO on Aug. 1, 2011, and chairman on Jan. 1, 2012.

Prior to that, McAdam was Verizon’s president and COO, with responsibility for wireline and wireless operations. He was also responsible for internal services and the technology management and CIO functions.

Under his leadership as CEO, Verizon took over complete ownership of Verizon Wireless by purchasing Vodafone’s 45 percent stake in the company, positioning Verizon for a new phase of wireless growth. He is also leading the company’s push into growth markets in the Internet of Things and mobile entertainment. In 2015, Verizon purchased AOL and launched a social media and entertainment product, Go90, which features innovative mobile video content.
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9. Thomas Wilson

Allstate



Thomas Wilson, CEO of Allstate (#81 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 83 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 7 open data scientist position(s). This positions Allstate and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II at #9 in our top 50 list.

Tom Wilson is the chairman and chief executive officer of The Allstate Corporation. Wilson has served as CEO of Allstate since 2007 and became chairman of The Allstate Corporation’s Board of Directors in 2008.

Wilson has held a number of senior executive positions at Allstate since 1995. As CEO, Wilson has led a multi-year transformation of Allstate to position it as the only insurer with differentiated brands targeted at each segment of the market. The emphasis has been not only on doing the right things, such as investing in cutting-edge innovation, improving efficiency and productivity, and shedding non-core assets, but in doing them in the right way — optimizing the pace of change, restructuring for the long term rather than the short term, honoring commitments to employees, agency owners, customers and communities, and investing in the people of Allstate.Allstate

8. Jeff Bezos

Amazon.com


Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com (#18 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 93 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 43 open data scientist position(s). This positions Amazon.com and CEO Jeff Bezos at #8 in our top 50 list.

Jeff Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, which became the world’s largest online shopping retailer. The company began as an Internet merchant of books and expanded to a wide variety of products and services, most recently video streaming and audio streaming. Amazon.com is currently the world’s largest Internet sales website on the World Wide Web.wikipedia

7. Sundar Pichai

Google



Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google (#36 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 131 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 6 open data scientist position(s). This positions Google and CEO Sundar Pichai at #7 in our top 50 list.

Pichai is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Google Inc. Formerly the Product Chief of Google, Pichai’s current role was announced on 10 August 2015, as part of the restructuring process that made Alphabet Inc. into Google’s parent company, and he assumed the position on 2 October 2015.

Pichai joined Google in 2004, where he led the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google’s client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS, as well as being largely responsible for Google Drive. He went on to oversee the development of different applications (apps) such as Gmail and Google Maps. On 19 November 2009, Pichai gave a demonstration of Chrome OS and the Chromebook was released for trial and testing in 2011, and released to the public in 2012. On 20 May 2010, he announced the open-sourcing of the new video codec VP8 by Google, and introduced the new video format, wikipedia

6. Safra Catz & Mark Hurd

Oracle


Safra Catz & Mark Hurd, CEOs of Oracle (#77 on Fortune’s 500 list), employee around 125 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 15 open data scientist position(s). This positions Oracle and CEO Safra Catz & Mark Hurd at #6 in our top 50 list.

Mark Hurd is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. He joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. Hurd is also a member of the Baylor University Board of Regents.

Safra A. Catz is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. She previously served as president of Oracle and has also served as the company’s chief financial officer. Catz first served as Oracle’s chief financial officer from 2005 to 2008, as executive vice president from 1999 to 2004, and as senior vice president from April to October 1999. She served on the board of directors for HSBC Holdings, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, from 2008 through 2015.oracle.com

5. Brian Krzanich

Intel


Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel (#51 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 133 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 7 open data scientist position(s). This positions Intel and CEO Brian Krzanich at #5 in our top 50 list.

Brian M. Krzanich was appointed chief executive officer of Intel Corporation and elected a member of the board of directors on May 16, 2013. He is the sixth CEO in the company’s history, succeeding Paul S. Otellini.

Krzanich has progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Intel, most recently serving as the chief operating officer (COO) since January 2012. As COO, his responsibilities included leading an organization of more than 50,000 employees spanning Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel Custom Foundry, supply chain operations, the NAND Solutions group, human resources, information technology and Intel’s China strategy.LinkedIn

4. Tim Cook

Apple


Tim Cook, CEO of Apple (#3 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 140 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 0 open data scientist position(s). This positions Apple and CEO Tim Cook at #4 in our top 50 list.

Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple and serves on its Board of Directors.

Before being named CEO in August 2011, Tim was Apple’s Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.apple.com

3. Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook


Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook (#157 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 325 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 12 open data scientist position(s). This positions Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at #3 in our top 50 list.

Mark Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer, internet entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Facebook.

Together with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, he launched Facebook from Harvard’s dormitory rooms. The group then introduced Facebook to other campuses. Facebook expanded rapidly, with one billion users by 2012.

Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year distinction. In December 2016, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People.wikipedia

2. Satya Nadella

Microsoft


Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft (#25 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 586 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 30 open data scientist position(s). This positions Microsoft and CEO Satya Nadella at #2 in our top 50 list.

Satya Nadella is Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. Before being named CEO in February 2014, Nadella held leadership roles in both enterprise and consumer businesses across the company.

Joining Microsoft in 1992, he quickly became known as a leader who could span a breadth of technologies and businesses to transform some of Microsoft’s biggest product offerings.

Most recently, Nadella was executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. In this role he led the transformation to the cloud infrastructure and services business, which outperformed the market and took share from competition. Previously, Nadella led R&D for the Online Services Division and was vice president of the Microsoft Business Division. Before joining Microsoft, Nadella was a member of the technology staff at Sun Microsystems.microsoft.com

1. Ginni Rometty

IBM



Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM (#31 on Fortune’s 500 list), employees around 580 data scientist according to my latest LinkedIn data research. Indeed.com also shows 39 open data scientist position(s). This positions IBM and CEO Ginni Rometty at #1 in our top 50 list.

Ginni Rometty began her career with IBM in 1981 in Detroit. Since then she has held a series of leadership positions, most recently as senior vice president and group executive, IBM sales, marketing, and strategy.

Earlier she served as senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services, where she led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. This acquisition was the largest in professional services history, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and services experts.

Mrs. Rometty serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Northwestern University, and the board of overseers and board of managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with high honors, in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University.

IBM is a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company that leverages the power of innovation, data and expertise to improve business and society.ibm.com

Aaron Gendle

Aaron Gendle

Senior Consultant & Data Architect at Eccella
As a data architect, I have the privilege of solving challenging data problems on a daily basis.

I hold a B.S. in Mathematics and M.S. in System Engineering. I have also earned a Big Data and Social Analytics Certification from MIT.

Eccella is a high end, boutique style consulting firm focused, on creating data driven companies.

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