Donald Farmer is the Principal of TreeHive Strategy, advisors on data, analytics and innovation strategy to clients worldwide.
Donald worked at Microsoft for ten years leading teams focussed on data integration, data mining and desktop analytics. After Microsoft Donald joined the Swedish company Qlik and led the design and development of their second-generation product Qlik Sense. During his time there, Qlik was named one of the top 10 innovation growth companies in the world by Forbes.
Now as an independent advisor, his clients include public and private market investors, some of the world’s largest software companies, but also many start-ups and incubators. His work has ranged from fashion incubators in Singapore to agricultural NGOs in Rwanda, from data start-ups in Iceland to family restaurants in the Philippines struggling to plan inventory.
Donald is a well-known speaker in the world of data analytics. He writes regularly for business journals globally and frequently runs workshops in his key strategic fields.