NANCY DUARTE is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, TIME and on CNN and is also a Harvard Business Review contributor. She is the CEO of Duarte, Inc., the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. As a persuasion expert, she cracked the code for effectively incorporating story patterns into business communications. She’s written five bestselling books and four have won awards. Her newest book, DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story, tackles how to communicate data in order to speed up decision-making and drive results. On the list of top 250 Women in Leadership, Duarte ranks #67 and on World's Top 30 Communication Professionals for 2017, she ranks #1. Nancy has spoken at numerous conferences and her TEDx talk has over two million views. She speaks at business schools and lectures at Stanford University a few times per year.