I am currently working as an Advanced Analytics Specialist at IBM Performance Marketing - Analytics & Data Practice - and before that at IBM Global Business Services, with in-depth expertise in data science, predictive analytics, and the integration and deployment of analytical results within business processes.

During my time as a predictive analytics consultant, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of different project types and in a number of different industries. The most common project types include such objectives as customer acquisition, up-sell and cross-sell, customer retention, and detection of non-compliance or fraud, but I have also worked on projects that have aimed at understanding commodity pricing better or analyzing and reporting on satisfaction surveys.

I have also had the opportunity to work with IBM at the Grand Slam tennis tournaments to produce the innovative analytical solution "The Keys to the Match" and to collaborate with the ESPN expert commentators during the live broadcasts from these tournaments.

Apart from excellent analytical skills, I find it extremely important for a successful predictive analytics project to gain a deep understanding of the business and of the processes that are to be affected by the results as well as those that produce the data used in the analysis, and that requires the ability to talk confidently to business people at all levels as well as database administrators and business analysts; an ability that I have acquired and refined over my years as a consultant.

I have an outstanding track record in terms of both the analytical results and their impact on the business as well as the satisfaction of the customers I have worked with.