With an extensive background in IT strategy and innovation, Rich Wagner has seen first-hand the power that external big data can bring to a company's financial performance. Today, as president and chief executive officer at Prevedere, Rich helps industry-leading companies like RaceTrac Petroleum, Masonite and Brown-Forman to look beyond their own walls for key external drivers of financial performance. He has uniquely positioned Prevedere as a complementary solution to existing forecasting platforms by tying the right external economic factors to corporate performance. Combining the power of big data, machine learning and predictive analytics, Prevedere drives unprecedented forecast accuracy. Under Rich's leadership, Prevedere has been named a "Cool Vendor in Information Innovation" by Gartner and an FP&A Innovation Awards winner in Forecasting and Planning. To learn more, visit www.prevedere.com.