Britt Technology Impact Series

Mining Your Own Business – Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

Topics: Big Data / Analytics

February 14, 2018

Gerhard Pilcher
CEO
Elder Research

Join the CDS in welcoming Elder Research CEO, Gerhard Pilcher, to Tuck for a talk on data science and data mining. Gerhard is a guest in Steve Powell’s class and will join the CDS for a public talk on data mining and its importance to businesses.

Elder Research is a recognized leader in data science consulting. They partner with commercial clients and government agencies to deliver value through analytic consulting and actionable solutions to real business problems.


Gerhard enjoys predictive analytics and data mining, especially related to the areas of Fraud Detection, Financial Risk Management, and Health Care outcomes using various analytical methods, working with people, leading change, and timely management of complex projects. His work experience spans both private and government sectors including international experience.

Gerhard teaches at Georgetown University as an adjunct faculty member in the Math and Statistics Master’s degree program. He also is an instructor for the three day SAS Business Knowledge Series course “Data Mining: Principles and Best Practices” and been invited to teach at international conferences.

Gerhard currently serves on the Institute for Advanced Analytics Advisory Board and George Washington University Masters in Science in Business Analytics Advisory Board.

Gerhard has extensive industry experience in government oversight, financial, construction and telecommunication industries both as a business owner and executive. He is a recognized expert in three-dimensional roadway modeling and automated machine guidance using Global Positioning Satellite systems and has presented to various agencies including the Transportation Research Board. In his role as Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering for Pulse Communications, Gerhard directed the design of early digital subscriber line systems (internet over the telephone line) and was a member of the international forum defining the standards for DSL implementation. Prior to Pulse Communications he was Director of Operations for Bell Northern Research leading the design and delivery of hardware and software for large-scale telephony switching and fiber optic systems.

Gerhard is the author of Mining Your Own Business: A Primer for Executives on Understanding and Employing Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

February 14, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm | Rosenwald Classroom (Byrne)


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