The Impact of COVID-19 Through Data Analytics

On-Demand Webinar

About This Webinar

Topic: COVID-19
Intended Audience: Business Owners, Government Leaders, Healthcare Executives, Corporate Executives
Length: 50 Minutes


As the COVID-19 pandemic was unfolding, Gerhard Pilcher, the CEO at Elder Research began receiving questions about information circulating in the media about the spread and impact of COVID-19. In response, the company published a series of briefs to help businesses make sense of this information. In this webinar hosted by the Northern Virginia Technology Council, Gerhard will share a summary of the briefs and some key topics addressed.


Topics addressed:

  • Will there be a second wave of COVID-19 in the fall?
  • Does increased hospitalizations mean that the impact of COVID-19 is worsening?
  • What are implications of the estimated number of under-reported COVID-19 cases?
  • Has social distancing & lockdowns impacted the spread of COVID-19?

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About the Host

Gerhard Pilcher has extensive industry experience in predictive analytics and data mining, especially related to the areas of Fraud Detection, Financial Risk Management, and Health Care outcomes using various analytical methods. 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 Masters 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.