Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K) announced today that Scott Hicks, data strategy professional, joined the Dallas-based team in the newly created position of chief information officer. Hicks has a proven track record of implementing transformation solutions that enable companies to harness their data assets. He will contribute toward strategic planning of business objectives and ensure technology systems and processes drive results aligned with the organization’s initiatives.
“I have partnered with the Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K) team several times over my career because they offer a level of industry knowledge I couldn’t find elsewhere,” said Scott Hicks. “I’m drawn to companies that leverage data to give their clients a competitive advantage and Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K) has built a suite of products that provide restaurant operators with a unique level of insight into their performance and their marketplace. I look forward to working with the team to continue their long track record of innovation and growth.”
“Scott brings relevant, crucial expertise and experience to Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K). His business background across a range of technology functions makes him a strong and important addition to our leadership team,” said Kelli Valade, president and chief executive officer at Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K). “He will be a key player as our team continues to grow, innovate and execute our strategy.”
“Joni and I are delighted that Scott is joining our team as we continue our work to elevate the business practices of the restaurant industry. We have admired his career and contributions for many years,” added Wally Doolin, co-founder and chairman at Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K).
Prior to his work as a data strategy consultant, Hicks served as the senior director of data strategy at Snag (previously Snagajob), a platform for hourly work with more than 60 million active job seekers and job opportunities at 300,000 employer locations in the US and Canada. While at Snag, his role evolved from a pure business intelligence function to an enterprise data strategy position. He managed a cross-functional team of DBAs, data architects, data scientists, data engineers, product managers and analysts tasked with driving faster product innovation and decision making throughout the organization.
In his role, he will oversee operations, infrastructure and security, quality assurance and a team of developers. He will play a vital role in the evolution of the success and growth of Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K) and its products & services.