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Stephen J. Smith

Practice Director, Data Science at Eckerson Group

Guest Blogger

Stephen Smith is a well-respected expert in the fields of data science, predictive analytics and their application in the education, pharmaceutical, healthcare, telecom and finance industries. He co-founded and served as CEO of G7 Research LLC and the Optas Corporation which provided the leading CRM / Marketing Automation solution in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Stephen has published journal articles in the fields of data mining, machine learning, parallel supercomputing, text understanding and simulated evolution. He currently serves as a lead mentor at the MIT Venture Mentoring Service and was the founding Chairman of the Board of Raising a Reader Massachusetts. He has published two books through McGraw-Hill on big data and analytics and holds several patents in the fields of educational technology, big data analytics, and machine learning.  He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MS in Applied Sciences from Harvard University.

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