John H. Johnson, PhD is an internationally renowned speaker, consultant and author who helps consumers and some of the world’s largest companies understand how to interpret data.
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John has the rare ability to explain complex data concepts in a simple, straightforward and highly engaging way, using real-world examples ranging from baby food to billion-dollar lawsuits. With a PhD from MIT–and skills honed as a consultant and expert witness for Fortune 100 companies–John helps his audience avoid common (and costly!) mistakes, so they can become smarter consumers of data in their everyday lives.
Praise for John
"Processing the barrage of information we receive every day is a challenge. One that isn’t going away. As a fellow educator, I am inspired by John’s ability to completely engage his audience and, through great stories, equip them to be smarter consumers of the data around them."
Jeffrey Brown, Josef and Margo Lakonishok Professor of Business and Dean of the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"John Johnson is a successful speaker because he knows his stuff cold, works to understands his audience, and gets to the point in a clear and compelling way. He is one of those rare translators who can make economics matter for the rest of us by making it coherent and interesting. And he’s relaxed and he likes people, both of which matter a lot in engaging with an audience."
Bert Brandenburg, President, National Appleseed Foundation
"John has a true gift for being able to simplify complicated things - like data - and explain why it matters in each of our lives. When he speaks to a group about how to be smarter users of data, that group leaves the room as smarter users of data. And he makes it hugely enjoyable. Any group where elegant, intelligent solutions for using data are needed will benefit from what John has to say."
DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, NFL Players Association
"John is smart and an excellent speaker. He provides information that is clear and comprehensible to non-economists, and the audiences at our seminars and conferences have appreciated his perspectives. We look forward to having him at more of our programs."
H. Kate Johnson (no relation), President, Law Seminars International