StoryIQ Co-founder and Instructor
A TEDx speaker, Dom brings a wealth of data storytelling experience to StoryIQ from his career at QBE, one of Australia’s largest insurance companies. At QBE, he was a senior leader in data analytics and business improvement, presenting data-driven strategy recommendations to the company’s senior executives and producing reports for the Group Board of Directors.
Having delivered live StoryIQ workshops to over 3,000 learners, Dom is passionate about facilitating live discussions that help organizations generate new ideas to improve their internal reporting.
The organizations that Dom recently trained include:
One of the most engaging sessions I’ve attended, the time flew by! Learned and retained a lot too – thanks Dominic.
Dominic was an amazing instructor and was very encouraging with his comments. They were very constructive and useful. Can’t say enough how good of a trainer he was.
Dom has held the following positions
- Co-founder, StoryIQ
- Co-founder, VizCon, The World’s Data Storytelling Conference
- Divisional Analytics Partner, QBE
- Business Improvement Manager, QBE
- Board of Trustees, Analytics Association of the Philippines
- Bachelor of Economics, Banking and Finance, The University of Western Sydney
Dom’s Recent Keynotes and Conference Talks
- Structuring Your Story Like a Management Consultant, Keynote, Vizcon 2020
- Using Data to Tell Compelling Stories, HSBC’s Data Innovation Week, 2020
- The Art of Data Storytelling, Lunch and Learn Session for Shell, 2019
- Turning Bad Charts Into Compelling Data Stories, TEDx, 2019
- Learning from COVID: Importance of domain expertise in data science, and why we still need more data professionals, Analytics Summit, 2020
- Dom’s viral data story on Australian house prices
Interview with Dom
How would you describe your facilitation style?
I see my role as facilitating a discussion where everyone in the room is collaborating to solve a problem. I love to get people talking. The more I learn about the specific data visualization challenges that people face, the better I can help them learn by making immediate improvements to their current work.
How do you keep your sessions engaging?
I like to relate each learning outcome to an interesting practical use case or to encourage learners to share their own stories and use cases. I find that relevance drives engagement.
What are your thoughts on training virtually?
I love that we can all interact seamlessly by screen sharing and drawing on each other’s screens. That’s not easy to do face to face with a projector. People are growing more comfortable with virtual communication and with leaving cameras on, which is brilliant.
What do you like to do when you aren’t delivering training?
I’m a chronic YouTube junkie, and have just started creating and sharing my own videos. I also recently got into golf, and while I’m having fun, I won’t be quitting my day job any time soon!