Oct 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Moneyball's Paul DePodesta is Bringing Big Data Analytics to the 2017 Super-Conference

Posted by Koreen Leavitt

moneyball_ver2.jpgWe have said this countless times before, pharmacy owners play an unfair game. This isn't just a maxim we tout to tug at your emotions. This is the core of why we wake up every day and work to champion pharmacy ownership and elevate our position in this perilous game of an industry. If you think you're doing okay or getting by just fine, check out some of our pharmacy owners who are nailing Rx profits and winning the game.

Our winning strategy for fast and lasting success is, and always has been, an introspective one. Chances are that any deterioration on the outside will indicate a decay within. But what do you look at first in your pharmacy? Your team, customers, pharmacy data, financial statements, even yourself, should be audited and tested to bat.

This is why our 2017 Keynote speaker is so relevant to our cause. 

Paul DePodesta has made his name in digging deep in big data output to create an actionable analytics strategy and sharpen the competitive advantage of any company.

During the show, he will get attendees to rethink how their system works by asking
what Paul calls the naive question—”If we weren’t already doing it this way, is this the way
we would start?

By applying an analytics-driven mindset to common pharmacy issues, Paul will help attendees rethink:

  • The idea that volume = profits. Would you rather fill 100 scripts at $5 each or two scripts for $250?
  • The tools of the trade. Would you rather keep guessing at who your best customers are or experience tools that will revolutionize the way you visualize your data to target your plan?
  • The resolution that pharmacists must accept any customer and prescriptions that walks through the door. Wouldn't you rather control where you get your profits instead of being at the mercy of the cash register?

Paul_DePodesta_Full_Biography.jpgFor those unaware of why Paul is a results-driven analytics TITAN, he is the inspiration for the Moneyball Methodology used in the major motion picture "Moneyball," starring Brad Pitt. Sound familiar?

He served as Assistant General Manager of the Oakland Athletics from 1999 to 2003. At the time of his hire, Oakland was one of the worst teams in the league, coming off of six losing seasons while posting one of the lowest payrolls in baseball. In an industry entrenched in ingrained thinking and outdated systems, the stagnant team needed the unique management and creative approach that A’s GM Billy Beane and Paul DePodesta brought to the table.

By Paul’s final four seasons in Oakland, the A’s won more regular season games than the New York Yankees, who during the same period spent $350 million more on player payroll than did the Athletics. By his unique approach and commitment to leverage data to maintain a level of unimagined success, he and Billy Beane revolutionized the way baseball teams are built.

His work has been recognized by various publications, including Fortune, who named
him one of the Top 10 innovators under 40.

At PDS 2017, we're not just going to make you more money. We're going to revolutionize the way you see your pharmacy to get you fast results you have never dreamed were possible.

Come join us at the 2017 PDS All Star Super-Conference on February 23 - 25, 2017 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.

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Topics: pds super conference pharmacy profitability big data analytics

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Koreen is a Marketing Strategist at Pharmacy Development Services and frequent contributor to the PDS Business Blog.
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