As my “Learning Journey” shows, I have a never-ending thirst for education. I have obtained 2 degrees from the great University of Texas at Austin, Mechanical Engineering and MBA (Hook ’em)! Along the path, I was able to acquire a Black Belt in Six Sigma (data-driven methodology for eliminating defects in any process) from GE Aircraft Engines and Dell.
As part of a startup, I learned the principles of “Lean Startup“. I really gravitated to this methodology because it leveraged many of the principles I learned in Six Sigma, but applied them to testing and validating business ideas and models. More importantly, it showed that data should be a barometer of success, not the end goal. Concepts like Minimum Viable Products (MVP) and pivoting opened a world of possibilities.
Over my career, I have been able to use data analysis and visualization to tell many stories and transform organizations, but I believe that we are entering a new industrial revolution. I always knew that data was powerful, but only recently have the stars begun to align to truly demonstrate its power – Cloud Computing, Big Data Collection, and improved Algorithms.
In 2015, I started my own company, Catalytics (Catalyst + Analytics), to work with corporate partners to inject innovation by applying entrepreneurial concepts (Lean Startup/Intrapreneurship) and Advanced Analytics (Data Science/AI/Machine Learning).
Today, I created “fxmendoza.com” to do one thing – provide you the tools/resources needed to help your organization become more Data-Driven. Where do I go from here? As the question mark suggests, Who Knows? I am sincerely enjoying the journey and hope this site provides you with value (and if it doesn’t let me know).
I do hope my journey, and yours do cross sometime in the future! Let’s connect.