Session 207: Using Data, Knowledge, and Analytics to Make Better Business Decisions

Tuesday, November 12 at 11:15 AM

View Schedule

Better decision making depends on the quality of the data, the relentless pursuit of questioning, and measurable action taken based on the findings. In this session, attendees will take a deep dive into First American's operational experience using data, knowledge, and analytical thinking to identify opportunities for continuous improvement, implement new ideas, deflect, or eliminate contacts and work effort, uncover workflow automation opportunities, and shift resolution closer to the customer. The First American leadership team is empowered to challenge the numbers, ask relevant questions, and identify trends, all of which requires a deeper understanding of data and analytics. Learn how they use baseline and actual data to justify and quantify the success and impact of every decision or action—and how you can, too!

Pete McGarahan

Senior Director
First American

Pete McGarahan is the senior director of IT at First American Title Insurance Company, and has won multiple awards as an industry expert and global thought-leader in service management. He is consistently one of the top-rated speakers at HDI, ICMI, other industry events. He is incredibly knowledgeable, and has a true gift for sharing complex information in an engaging and understandable way. Follow Pete on Twitter @PeterJMcGarahan.

Brandon Caudle

Senior IT Manager
First American Corp

Brandon Caudle is a veteran of the Service and Support industry, building and leading virtual teams in a 24x7 support environment across geographies and time zones. As a Customer Experience Visionary, he is known for crafting and implementing best practices to solve challenging issues, increase Customer and Employee Satisfaction, while aligning with business needs. Brandon is a senior manager at First American in Orange County, California, and currently serves as the Chair of the largest technical service and support association in the world, HelpDesk Chapters, Inc. He can be found at