Episode 1 –
Using Data To Increase Innovation In a Century-Old Industry With Xavier Riley of Standard Industries
On any given day, you can probably find Xavier Riley tinkering with the data.
As the Head of Digital Strategies and Innovation at Standard Industries, the world’s largest waterproofing and roofing company, Xavier commands the company’s data bank — its central repository for data.
Now, Standard Industries is the holding company for GAF and BMI, two of its operating companies that are well over 100 years old. So how do you use data in such, well, old companies and industries?
Xavier’s mission is to make data accessible to everyone at the company, and folks have caught onto the excitement. Using data, he’s finding new, innovative ways to make roof shingles “sexy again.” He’s studying ways to bring interest to the industry and drive innovation.