Industries

Healthcare


Improve clinical care and patient outcomes, reduce fraud, and manage financial risk.

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Healthcare

Insurance


Prioritize claims, reduce risk and cost, prevent fraud, and improve customer experience.

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Insurance

Financial Services


Improve regulatory compliance, detect fraud, assess risk, and enhance customer value.

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Financial Services

Software & Technology


Analyze sensor/log data to enhance product design and user experience, and reduce attrition.

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Software & Technology

Government


Prevent fraud, waste, and abuse, improve program integrity, and deliver return on investment.

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Government

Defense & Intelligence


Detect and prevent threats, improve security, prioritize caseload, and mitigate risk.

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Defense & Intelligence

Case Studies

Government

US Postal Service


Elder Research partnered with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General to develop and deploy a custom solution to identify and prioritize questionable contracts and healthcare claims for investigation. Leads generated were 74% actionable, resulting in over $11 million in recoveries, restitutions, and cost avoidance in the first year.

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Commercial

DentaQuest


Elder Research developed a provider risk scoring model that enabled targeted intervention with low quality providers and reduced per patient cost by nearly 20 percent.

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Commercial

nTelos


By applying advanced techniques for modeling and visualizing customer records, Elder Research created a combined data and text mining solution to increase marketing efficiency and reduce churn. The model improved targeted messages which resulted in higher profitability for nTelos, a regional mobile phone carrier.

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Featured Clients & Partners

Events

  • Speaking Event

    May 17, 2019

    Gerhard Pilcher To Speak At Senior Leader Learning Lab

    Gerhard Pilcher

    Gerhard Pilcher will speak to Law Enforcement Senior Executives at the Senior Leader Learning Lab hosted by the  Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council on May 17, 2019 in Holland, Michigan. This four hour “immersion” course is designed to help C-Suite Leaders and Boards of Directors develop a practical understanding of the business value of data science, data mining, and predictive analytics. 

    May 17, 2019

    Gerhard Pilcher To Speak At Senior Leader Learning Lab

    Gerhard Pilcher

    Gerhard Pilcher will speak to Law Enforcement Senior Executives at the Senior Leader Learning Lab hosted by the  Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council on May 17, 2019 in Holland, Michigan. This four hour “immersion” course is designed to help C-Suite Leaders and Boards of Directors develop a practical understanding of the business value of data science, data mining, and predictive analytics. 

  • Speaking Event

    April 11, 2019

    Dr. William Goodrum & Carlos Blancarte To Speak At Tom Tom AML Conference

    William Goodrum & Carlos Blancarte

    Dr. William GoodrumCarlos Blancarte, and UVA student Henry Harris will speak at the Tom Tom Applied Machine Learning  conference on "Automated Time-Series Model Selection at Scale" on April 11, 2019 in Charlottesville, VA. The talk will review the framework that Elder Research implemented in R and Spark for a global logistics company to automate the production of over 35 million forecasts weekly.

    April 11, 2019

    Dr. William Goodrum & Carlos Blancarte To Speak At Tom Tom AML Conference

    William Goodrum & Carlos Blancarte

    Dr. William GoodrumCarlos Blancarte, and UVA student Henry Harris will speak at the Tom Tom Applied Machine Learning  conference on "Automated Time-Series Model Selection at Scale" on April 11, 2019 in Charlottesville, VA. The talk will review the framework that Elder Research implemented in R and Spark for a global logistics company to automate the production of over 35 million forecasts weekly.

  • Speaking Event

    January 31, 2020

    John Elder Will Keynote For The International Conference On Data Science & Internet Of Everything

    John Elder

    John Elder will deliver the keynote address for the “International Conference on Data Science and Internet of Everything 2020” on January 31, 2020 in Mumbai, India. The conference will focus on recent trends in the fields of Data Science and IoE.

    January 31, 2020

    John Elder Will Keynote For The International Conference On Data Science & Internet Of Everything

    John Elder

    John Elder will deliver the keynote address for the “International Conference on Data Science and Internet of Everything 2020” on January 31, 2020 in Mumbai, India. The conference will focus on recent trends in the fields of Data Science and IoE.

  • Speaking Event

    April 8, 2019

    John Elder To Lecture At UVA Darden School Of Business

    John Elder

    John Elder will lecture on "How to Know if your Finding is Real" to the MBA students in Professor Bodily’s class "Hot Topics in Analytics" at the the University of Virginia Darden School of Business on April 8, 2019.

    April 8, 2019

    John Elder To Lecture At UVA Darden School Of Business

    John Elder

    John Elder will lecture on "How to Know if your Finding is Real" to the MBA students in Professor Bodily’s class "Hot Topics in Analytics" at the the University of Virginia Darden School of Business on April 8, 2019.

  • Speaking Event

    June 19, 2019

    Gerhard Pilcher To Deliver Keynote At Predictive Analytics World For Healthcare 2019

    Gerhard Pilcher

    Gerhard Pilcher will deliver the keynote address "Developing a Data Strategy for Health Care Organizations: Techniques and Tips for Improved Organizational Performance and Better Patient Outcomesat the Predictive Analytics World for Healthcare conference in Las Vegas on June 19, 2019.

    June 19, 2019

    Gerhard Pilcher To Deliver Keynote At Predictive Analytics World For Healthcare 2019

    Gerhard Pilcher

    Gerhard Pilcher will deliver the keynote address "Developing a Data Strategy for Health Care Organizations: Techniques and Tips for Improved Organizational Performance and Better Patient Outcomesat the Predictive Analytics World for Healthcare conference in Las Vegas on June 19, 2019.

  • Speaking Event

    April 10, 2019

    Jeff Deal To Speak to JMU College Of Business

    Jeff Deal

    Jeff Deal will deliver a talk on "Top 10 Analytics Business Mistakes: Identifying Why Projects Fail" to the James Madison University College of Business on April 10, 2019. This talk focuses on the business pitfalls of managing an analytics engagement and will address leading organizational and management errors made by the client or the consulting firm and illustrate some with real-world examples.

    April 10, 2019

    Jeff Deal To Speak to JMU College Of Business

    Jeff Deal

    Jeff Deal will deliver a talk on "Top 10 Analytics Business Mistakes: Identifying Why Projects Fail" to the James Madison University College of Business on April 10, 2019. This talk focuses on the business pitfalls of managing an analytics engagement and will address leading organizational and management errors made by the client or the consulting firm and illustrate some with real-world examples.

  • Speaking Event

    October 1, 2019

    John Elder to Speak at Predict 2019 in Dublin, Ireland

    John Elder

    John Elder will speak on the “Top 3 Things I’ve Learned” at the annual Predict Conference in Dublin, Ireland on October 1, 2019. Dr. Elder's talk will highlight Ensembles, Target Shuffling and Machine Learning. Predict is Europe's leading data conference and this year will focus on The Future of Technology Through AI and Data.

    October 1, 2019

    John Elder to Speak at Predict 2019 in Dublin, Ireland

    John Elder

    John Elder will speak on the “Top 3 Things I’ve Learned” at the annual Predict Conference in Dublin, Ireland on October 1, 2019. Dr. Elder's talk will highlight Ensembles, Target Shuffling and Machine Learning. Predict is Europe's leading data conference and this year will focus on The Future of Technology Through AI and Data.

  • Workshop

    October 2, 2019

    John Elder Teaching A 1-Day Workshop At The Predict 2018 Conference In Dublin, Ireland

    John Elder

    John Elder will teach a 1-day workshop on "Core Machine Learning and Data Science Techniques" at the annual Predict Conference in Dublin, Ireland on October 2, 2019.

    October 2, 2019

    John Elder Teaching A 1-Day Workshop At The Predict 2018 Conference In Dublin, Ireland

    John Elder

    John Elder will teach a 1-day workshop on "Core Machine Learning and Data Science Techniques" at the annual Predict Conference in Dublin, Ireland on October 2, 2019.

  • Speaking Event

    April 5, 2019

    Jennifer Schaff To Speak At NCHICA Healthcare AI 101 Forum

    Jennifer Schaff

    Dr. Jennifer Schaff will speak at the NCHICA Healthcare AI 101 Forum in Research Triangle Park, NC on April 5, 2019.  The half-day forum is focused on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Dr. Schaff will deliver an AI clinical case study.  

    April 5, 2019

    Jennifer Schaff To Speak At NCHICA Healthcare AI 101 Forum

    Jennifer Schaff

    Dr. Jennifer Schaff will speak at the NCHICA Healthcare AI 101 Forum in Research Triangle Park, NC on April 5, 2019.  The half-day forum is focused on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Dr. Schaff will deliver an AI clinical case study.  

  • Speaking Event

    June 19, 2019

    John Elder Plenary Speaker At Predictive Analytics World 2019 In Las Vegas

    John Elder

    John Elder will deliver a special plenary talk "Against All Odds: The Slow, Startling Triumph of Reverend Bayes" at the Predictive Analytics World for Business and Industry 4.0 conference in Las Vegas on June 19, 2019.

    June 19, 2019

    John Elder Plenary Speaker At Predictive Analytics World 2019 In Las Vegas

    John Elder

    John Elder will deliver a special plenary talk "Against All Odds: The Slow, Startling Triumph of Reverend Bayes" at the Predictive Analytics World for Business and Industry 4.0 conference in Las Vegas on June 19, 2019.

  • Workshop

    June 17, 2019

    John Elder Teaching A 1-Day Workshop On Core ML & DS Techniques At PAW Las Vegas 2019

    John Elder

    John Elder will be teaching a 1-day workshop at the Predictive Analytics World  mega conference on "The Best of Predictive Analytics: Core Machine Learning and Data Science Techniques" in Las Vegas, NV on June 17, 2019. 

    June 17, 2019

    John Elder Teaching A 1-Day Workshop On Core ML & DS Techniques At PAW Las Vegas 2019

    John Elder

    John Elder will be teaching a 1-day workshop at the Predictive Analytics World  mega conference on "The Best of Predictive Analytics: Core Machine Learning and Data Science Techniques" in Las Vegas, NV on June 17, 2019. 

  • Workshop

    June 20, 2019

    John Elder Teaching A 1-Day Workshop On The Deadly Dozen At PAW Las Vegas 2019

    John Elder

    John Elder will be teaching a 1-day workshop at Predictive Analytics World  mega conference on "The Deadly Dozen: The Top 12 Analytics Mistakes and the Techniques to Defeat Them" in Las Vegas, NV on June 20, 2019

    June 20, 2019

    John Elder Teaching A 1-Day Workshop On The Deadly Dozen At PAW Las Vegas 2019

    John Elder

    John Elder will be teaching a 1-day workshop at Predictive Analytics World  mega conference on "The Deadly Dozen: The Top 12 Analytics Mistakes and the Techniques to Defeat Them" in Las Vegas, NV on June 20, 2019

  • Speaking Event

    September 16-18, 2019

    John Elder To Speak At The 2019 Technology Strategy Summit

    John Elder

    John Elder to speak about data and analytics in healthcare at the 2019 Technology Strategy Summit, an independently organized event supported by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association on September 16-18, 2019 in Nashville, TN. The annual two-day event will be attended by about 175 senior technology practitioners across the BCBSA Federal Employee Program®.

    September 16-18, 2019

    John Elder To Speak At The 2019 Technology Strategy Summit

    John Elder

    John Elder to speak about data and analytics in healthcare at the 2019 Technology Strategy Summit, an independently organized event supported by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association on September 16-18, 2019 in Nashville, TN. The annual two-day event will be attended by about 175 senior technology practitioners across the BCBSA Federal Employee Program®.

News

Mike Reddington Attending Advanced Model Validation Conference

Senior Data Scientist Mike Reddington will attend the Advanced Model Validation conference in New York City on March 20, 2019. The conference will explore key advancements in model risk validation frameworks and procedures to elevate success and achieve longevity of risk management efforts. Areas like developing a CECL roadmap, leveraging emerging tools and technologies to elevate model risk validation procedures, and decoding regulatory expectations to ensure compliance are just some of the topics that will be covered.

Elder Research Achieves Standard Consulting Partner Tier in AWS Partner Network

Elder Research is excited to announce that we've recently become a Standard Consulting Partner within the Amazon Web Services Partner Network. APN Consulting Partners are professional services firms that help customers design, architect, build, migrate and manage cloud solutions built on AWS.

“We're pleased to have achieved this level as a Standard Consulting Partner within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network. We believe that the combined strength of AWS, as the market leading cloud provider, combined with Elder Research’s over two decades of consulting expertise in applied data science, data engineering, and data visualization will only continue to pay dividends for our clients seeking cloud-based analytic solutions to their business problems.” says Isaiah Goodall, Director of Business Development and Sales.

Learn more about the APN program here.

Elder Research Attending Python Charlottesville Data Science Meet-Up

Data scientists from Elder Research will join other local data scientists at the Python Charlottesville Meet-up on December 4th to discuss Data Visualization with Python from Two Perspectives on December 4, 2018. Senior Data Scientist at S&P Global, Matt Hawthorn, will present Graph Visualization with Bokeh and NetworkX and Project Manager, Jolene Esposito, will present Getting Started with Data Visualization.

Gerhard Pilcher Spoke at Federal Government’s Data Strategy Forum

Elder Research CEO Gerhard Pilcher spoke at the Federal Government’s Data Strategy Forum hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the White House Office of Management and Budget on November 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.  The forum provided an opportunity for the public, including businesses and other stakeholders, to offer feedback on a draft set of practices that will serve as the basis for new expectations agencies will have for data governance, management, protection, use, and partnerships.

EBooks

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Leading A Data Analytics Initiative

This eBook includes Chapter 3 from industry experts Jeff Deal and Gerhard Pilcher’s book Mining Your Own Business, A Primer for Executives on Understanding and Employing Data Mining and Predictive Analytics. Chapter 3 titled “Leading a Data Analytics Initiative” covers the key challenges and considerations for business leaders employing analytics to provide data-drive insight.

The Ten Levels of Analytics

Every technical project involves some sort of analytics, ranging from simply reporting key facts, to predicting new events. In this eBook we define ten increasingly sophisticated levels of analytics so that teams can assess where they stand and to what they aspire. The eBook clarifies definitions of three types of analytic inquiry and four categories of modeling technology and illustrates these levels with examples using tabular data representations commonly found in spreadsheets and single database tables. Additionally, the Levels are extended to encompass emerging data types such as time series, spatial data, and graph data, by providing data complexity as second dimension for categorization alongside algorithmic sophistication.

Top 10 Data Science Mistakes

In two decades of mining data from diverse fields, we have made many mistakes, which may yet lead to wisdom. In this eBook, we briefly describe, and illustrate from examples, what we believe are the “Top 10” mistakes of data science, in terms of frequency and seriousness. Most are basic, though a few are subtle. All have, when undetected, left analysts worse off than if they’d never looked at their data.

Resources

Featured Video

Gerhard Pilcher discussed the gap between the promise of analytics to transform a company and the actual results, and how adaptability and intuition by leadership can help close that gap.

Target Shuffling is a process for testing the statistical accuracy of data mining results. It is particularly useful for identifying false positives, or when two events or variables occurring together are perceived to have a cause-and-effect relationship, as opposed to a coincidental one. 

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Book Overview

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Mining Your Own Business is a practical guide for organizational leaders and top-level executives that demonstrates how to harness the power of data mining and predictive analytics, and avoid costly mistakes.

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